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Best Bow for Bowfishing: Compound vs Recurve

Bowfishing is a great way to spend time outdoors and bring in a catch in an entirely new way. Whether you're an avid bowfisher or just looking for a change of pace from your usual fishing style, bowfishing allows you to come into close contact with your target and practice excellent accuracy with an arrow.

The biggest decision you'll face is the type of bow to purchase. Bowfishing is typically done at close range, which means you may not need the power required by other types of bowhunting. This means many anglers opt for a traditional recurve bow, which is a bit simpler to re-load on the water. If you're looking for a major tactical advantage in deep water, the modernized compound bow can help you land these longer shots. Either way, keep in mind that you will likely fire many shots on a day of bowfishing, as your target is not always easy to see. Find a bow that can give you the endurance you need to fill your pail (or your trophy wall) with fish.

At Sportsman's Warehouse, we offer a wide selection of bowfishing bows and packages for a great price. Shop our quality offerings from trusted manufacturers including Western Recreation, PSE, and Muzzy.