If you haven't gotten any practice sessions in, it's time to get your bow targets ready.
Deer hunting season is upon us, and if you're part of the bow hunting population, don't you dare think about getting in the stand without some target practice.
Practice shooting with bag and block targets is underrated. 3D decoys are popular for crossbow hunting practice, but if you're new to crossbow hunting, you should start with a block target.
Once you're past the novice stage of hunting with a bow, it's probably time to move on to 3D deer targets.
1. Yellow Jacket YJ-450 Plus
If you're looking for a target that will last for years, this is it. Thanks to the multi-layered centers, the target will maintain its shape.
While it can only take field tips, it can stop arrows coming in at speeds up to 400 fps. Many customer reviews said it offers easy arrow removal, too, and no arrow lube is necessary. With 4.8 out of 5 stars, I think a lot of bow hunters would agree this is one of the best targets they've ever used.
2. BlackOut Crossbow Archery Target
You get the best of both worlds on this foam block. The black side is for broadheads and the white side is for field tips. It has high-density foam to stop high-speed shots going up to 400 fps.
3. Morrell Yellow Jacket Final Shot Crossbow Discharge Target
Yellow Jacket's discharge bag has 5 out of 5 stars and you can get it for under $20. It's lightweight, and perfect for your final shot.
4. The Block Vault XXL
This block target can block all field tips and broadheads. It is pricey, but still a great target with nearly a 5-star rating.
5. Rinehart RhinoBlock Target
Rinehart targets are definitely some of the best crossbow targets. It's self-healing, waterproof, and can stop broadheads. Two sides have deer vitals so you can get the hang of shooting in the correct place. This one is perfect if you want to move onto Field Logic GlenDel Buck 3D targets.
Get ready for whitetail deer hunting with a top-rated practice target. Practice does make perfect. Maybe once you get the hang of target practice with foam targets, you'll be bowfishing like a pro.
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