As the last few days of summer speed by, it’s time to gear up for hunting season—the greatest time of year! It’s time to replace your old bow and treat yourself to something new. The latest archery offerings give hunters lighter, faster, and more economical tools than ever before.

Cabela’s Credence Camo Compound Bow Package Powered by BOWTECH – $549.99

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Bowtech and Cabela’s bows are two names that are synonymous with the outdoors and quality. The two brands have teamed to offer the new Credence bow package. Bowtech built their name on speed, and the Cabela’s Credence flings arrows at a respectable 325 fps. That speed is fueled by the 6.5-inch brace height, yet it retains a forgiving feel to the shooter, all in a compact 32-inch axle-to-axle bow. The draw lengths are adjustable from 26 to 30 inches and the draw weight can range from 50 to 70 pounds. Even better, the package comes fully set with a host of accessories selected by the experts at Cabela’s bows and Bowtech. These made-in-the-USA bows are available in right- and left-handed models.

Bear Archery Crux RTH Camo Compound Bow Package – $549.99

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Many archers have held a Bear bow in their hands at some point in their time shooting arrows, and with good reason. There is no more iconic brand in archery than Bear, the company founded by the legendary Fred Bear. The new Crux Ready To Hunt bow package builds on the legacy he started. The Crux starts with a 7.5-inch brace height that forgives errors in form, while pushing arrows to a respectable 320 fps. It makes for a very comfortable bow, which is further boilstered by 75 percent let-off. The four-pound bow also features a 30-5/8-inch axle-to-axle length and a 26- to 30.5-inch draw. The package includes everything you need to shoot the bow, right down to the peep sight and string loop. Grab a Bear bow and create your own adventures.

Bear Archery Attitude RTH Compound Bow Package – $399.99

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The Bear Attitude bow has some features to it that are sure to make it a bow you really need to look at. A wide range of adjustability in the draw length, 25 to 32 inches, means there aren’t many shooters that this bow won’t work for. To make the bow buttery-smooth, Bear went with their new EZ3 single-cam design, which not only makes the bow fun to shoot, but helps with accuracy. The new grip design also works to reduce hand torque, one of the most common mistakes that leads to a missed shot. Offset string suppressors help keep the bow quiet, too. A full compliment of accessories make the Attitude ready to take to the field too. All this, including 310 fps arrow speed and for less than $400, means you should go get one today!

Bear Archery Cruzer RTH Jr. Camo Compound Bow Kit by Cabela’s – $472.99

Cruzer RTH

One of the major problems with bringing someone new into the sport of bowhunting is a cost versus equipment issue. You want to get them started with a real bow, but buying one only to have the shooter outgrow it in short order can get a little daunting. Cabela’s and Bear teamed up to bring a great deal on a great bow that grows with the shooter. The Bear Cruzer bow adjusts in draw weight from five to 70 pounds. The draw length adjusts from 12 inches up to 30 inches. You read that right! But it has to be slow, right? The Cruzer can get up to 310 fps arrow speed, too. Then add to that the Bear archery Ready To Hunt package of accessories. But wait, there’s more—Cabela’s bows adds their Stalker Extreme Junior arrows, with Blazer vanes and field points. They also add the Quick Adjust Release, meaning you have everything you need to get your new archer flinging arrows and getting ready for the hunt.

PSE Dropped XT RTS Realtree MAX-1 XT Bow Package – $699.99

Dropped XT RTS


PSE Archery has a name that is often associated with lightweight, ridiculously fast bows. The Dropped XT bow package from the Arizona-based company is no exception, with blazing 340 fps arrow speed. Now often arrow speed and an unforgiving, hard-to-tune bow kind of go hand in hand. Not the case with the Dropped. It uses PSE’s Madness Cam system which tunes like a single-cam bow, yet performs like a hybrid cam system. Eighty percent let-off means you can hold the bow at full draw for long periods of time, just waiting for that perfect shot. The Dropped name as well as the bow being deck out in Realtree MAX-1 camo gives the feel that this bow would be a great one for those deep, back country bow hunts in the most unforgiving of terrain. With the features, shoot-ability, and accessories package, there is no doubt that it would be a solid choice.

Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro BlackOps Compound Bow Package – $379.99

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Regardless of how the old song goes, Diamonds are really the bowhunter’s best friend. Diamond archery, a Bowtech brand, produces some of the lightest, best-shooting bows on the market. The Infinite Edge bow is a full-sized bow designed to accommodate any archer. A 31.5-inch axle-to-axle length and a 310 fps top speed are only part of the story. This light, 3.2-pound bow can be set with a draw anywhere from 13 to 31 inches. The BlackOps color makes this bow at home anywhere from the treestand to the ground blind and the outstanding accessories included will have the shooter flinging arrows in no time. It’s a great time to be getting into archery!

Quest Amp Compound Bow Package – $629.99

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A few years ago, G5, a Michigan-based archery accessory company, took the industry by storm with outstanding products that never failed in the field. G5 built on that reputation by jumping into the bow-manufacturer pool with both feet. Quest bows live up to the image of the G5 brand and the Amp bow package is no exception to that. They start with a forged machined Stabilite 6061 aluminum I-beam riser, and the Quest Rad cam hybrid cam system that sends arrows at a blistering 340 fps. The brace height is a forgiving seven inches. Draw lengths for the Amp are 25.5 inches up to 31 inches, with a 32-inch axle-to-axle length, and a 40- to 70-pound draw. Add to that an outstanding lineup of G5 accessories, too, making this a premium bow at an awesome price. Everything about this bow should get you Amped up for the upcoming season!

This article was produced in cooperation with Cabela’s.

Images courtesy Cabela's

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  1. Why don’t you call the article what it really is ” The 7 best bows that cabelas carries”. I noticed there were no Hoyt or Mathews bows on that list.

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