It’s FINALLY cooling off in the South – AMEN, HALLELUJAH, I LOVE FALL – and I could not be more excited to finally get outside and shoot my bow without sweating through my shirt – gross! Shooting is one of my favorite things to do. I find it therapeutic, I use it as a way to relax, regroup and focus during my busy life AND I absolutely love when Tim comes out to shoot for some friendly competition. People always ask me about my archery setup, so…here’s the scoop on the latest and greatest. Whether you are a beginner or advanced these are my FAVORITE products that I’ve used for years and I know you will love them as much as I do! Obviously I’m a little biased (since half of these products are my own Eva Shockey signature items…) but I worked hard with these companies to come up with archery gear that wasn’t available on the market and fit my personal archery needs. All of these products are available at your local Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops (or online) other than the ES Signature Series Bow, which is available at your local Bowtech-dealer archery shop. So, whether you’re a die-hard bowhunter or a brand new target shooter, here we go…
Of course this is a MUST-HAVE for the serious female archer. Together with Bowtech, I spent two years perfecting the design just for YOU… It’s fast, forgiving, and loaded with features designed specifically for women bowhunters all in a lightweight package making it easy to take with you on any adventure! I am also a huge fan of the BLUE accents, which make it stand out from the rest of the bows on the market and I actually shoot wayyyyy better than I’ve ever shot, now that I use the ES bow. It was Bowtech’s BEST SELLER and I have yet to hear any bad feedback about it! Also, another AWESOME plus, is that the cam system is so high-tech, it actually allows me to shoot more weight than any other bow I previously used. I used to shoot 48lbs but with the ES Signature Series bow, I immediately jumped up to 52lbs and now I shoot 54lbs consistently. This bow is FAST, ACCURATE and DEADLY!
This is a true life saver for me. All the releases on the market look the same (yawwwn) so I asked Trufire to design my own release that resembled a trendy bracelet (hello, caramel-colored leather) but has the functionality of the best release on the market. It is also designed for smaller wrists and hands – for us girls – but still provides a smooth trigger pull resulting in pinpoint accuracy shot after shot. Even when I flinch, this release somehow still manages to put my arrow where I am aiming. Looks good and shoots great – WIN WIN!
I love my IQ bow sight because it takes a lot of the guesswork out of sighting in a bow…. and makes me a better shooter than Tim 😉 – haaaa. I have been using an IQ Site since I first started shooting and I have yet to find a product that allows me to shoot as accurately as this one. IQ Site also has a floating single pin site which I am about to try out, so I’ll let you know how it goes!
My Muzzy Trocars are by far my favorite broadheads to shoot for hunting season. The blades are scary sharp (I accidentally nicked my bowstring on a hunt last year… that was the end of my bow hunt! Lesson learned!) and gives me more confidence in the field once I make my shot because they fly true and hit where I aim. I have used these exact broadheads on nearly all of my archery hunts and they’re the BEST!
I love this target because I can see the white-on-black contrast from any distance and at any time of the day. It is a total steal because all four sides can be used for shooting so it lasts forever and I don’t have to constantly replace it over the years. The arrows are easy to remove so I spend more time shooting, not retrieving (unless I miss it altogether… which can happen ha).
So there it is! My archery set-up summary for everyone to see. Honestly, there are so many incredible products on the market that you can use and at the end of the day, you don’t need the BEST or NEWEST gear, you just need to make the time to go out and shoot. I hope you find this helpful or if you know anyone who would love this information, please pass it along! If you have another topic you want me to blog about or have any questions, comment below!!
In the meantime, get out there and SHOOT!
Photos by Jennifer Wilson Photography