Beat Archery Practice Burnout With These 8 Great Targets

Looking for some challenging new targets to shake up your backyard shooting routine? Kick things up a notch in your archery practice with some archery targets that require a little more concentration than the average foam block. This diverse collection will certainly up the ante and put the fun back into your arrow slinging sessions.

Dartbags ($7)

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Spruce up your old block or bag targets with these 18"x18" full color vinyl adhesive targets, available in over a dozen fun and challenging designs to test shooters’ skills.

Dartbags truly are entertainment in archery targets, as the patterns include multiple game boards with suggested playing rules, including Tic-Tac-Takeover, Baseball, End Zone Football, Traditional Darts, Spendin’ Money, Hearts and Spades card game and many more.

The high contrast color faces are easy to identify from 10-50 yards, and their waterproof and durable material will last through hundreds of shots from indoor and outdoor use.

With varied shooting points specifically located to extend the wear of existing bag targets, and a price point of $7 each, these targets are an inexpensive way to improve your aiming skills while having fun - and maybe even hustling a couple bucks from your buddies.

Dartbags make archery fun again with plenty of games and options for your shooting practice.

Stringshot Wolverine ($21.50)

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The Wolverine Archery Target, by Stringshot, represents the next generation in mobile target archery. The versatile self-healing target is engineered to take the punishment inflicted by serious archers, and it can easily withstand thousands of impacts – regardless of draw weight. Attach the Wolverine’s rope to an overhead beam or branch and swing it for moving target practice, or add a weight and set your desired depth for underwater bowfishing practice. The bright yellow color makes the Wolverine highly visible – even in a shadowed setting, while its compact design makes it easy to throw in the truck for shooting fun at camp. Best of all, its high-density material leaves no friction residue on your arrows.

HitcHiker Aerial Target Launcher ($999.99)

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Aerial targets are hard to beat when it comes to pure archery fun.

Become the next Byron Ferguson by taking your aerial target practice to the next level with the HitcHiker Target Launcher. Designed to fit the standard 2″ hitch on your vehicle, this rig is perfect to take out to the range or field for target practice with your friends. The HitcHiker throws 15″ wing targets, manufactured from laminated weatherproof polypropylene material for maximum durability, at various trajectories. Made from heavy gauge steel with a durable powder coat finish and stainless steel hardware, the HitcHiker is manufactured in the USA to the highest standards ensuring countless hours of trouble-free operation and enjoyment. Whether you’re interest is becoming skilled at hunting upland game birds on the wing with a bow and arrow, or just being able to shoot a target out of the air, the HitcHiker will get you there!

Laporte Phoenix Target Thrower ($3,899)

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Imagine a clay target machine built for archers. That’s exactly what one gets with Laporte Archery’s Phoenix target thrower. These machines fire targets from various easily adjustable trajectories, ranging from rabbits on the ground to teal shots thrown vertically.

This innovative trap machine comes with included target discs, while Safe Arrow and bow packages are available for clubs to start their own Sporting Arrows competitions to be enjoyed by shooters of all ages and experience levels.

Rinehart 9” RFT ($39.99)

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The 9” diameter Rinehart Field Target (RFT) is the ultimate go-anywhere practice partner. It weighs only a few pounds, is compact enough to fit in your suitcase – yet offers up plenty of different sized, vividly marked target zones to aim at from any angle.

Take the RFT to your treestand for last minute practice, use it as a yardage marker, or simply toss it into

The Rinehart RFT target is a take-anywhere target that is perfect for hunting camp or the backyard. Never leave home without it!the field for an instant shootout with friends. The versatile RFT is balanced with sand, so it always lands upright and is ready for action. Grab the RFT’s convenient carrying handle, give it a toss, and then shoot it up.

Rinehart 18-1 Target ($149.99)

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 A larger, bulkier version of the RFT, this target shows you its best side every time. Rinehart calls it the longest lasting archery target they’ve ever offered, guaranteeing the 18-1 for a full year. If you shoot out all 18 sides, simply visit your authorized Rinehart dealer and they’ll replace it hassle-free.

With 18 vivid target zones made from legendary solid Rinehart “self-healing” foam, this 15x15x15 throwable cube can take arrow after arrow without losing its shape or integrity. Use it for field judging random distances, or place behind brush for realistic field shooting scenarios.

The 18-1 is lightweight with an easy-to-carry handle, making it perfect for practice almost anywhere – at the club, in the backyard or even a quick practice session at hunting camp. Whether shooting broadheads, field points or even expandables, the Rinehart 18-1 is built to last.

Chippewa Sasquatch ($3,100)

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If money is no object, give your neighbors a reason to do a double take with this larger than life Sasquatch target. Hand-sculpted by taxidermists-chainsaw carvers-wildlife artists at Masterpiece Archery Targets, this monster is sure to get the attention of everyone who passes by.

The company also offers a variety of super realistic targets, including lifelike deer anatomy, hanging bats, carp and feeder stumps, featuring one of the easiest arrow pull designs on the market. Most require an optional core for extra stability and stopping power.

MegaBOOM Supersonic Target System ($34.95)

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Before you recycle those plastic soda bottles, blow them up on your bow range with MegaBOOM. This

device allows you to pump air into ordinary, everyday, plastic soft drink or water bottles. The pressure inside the plastic bottle, when released by the impact of a projectile causes the bottle to rip at a supersonic speed, resulting in a small sonic boom (up to 150 decibels), which can be heard up to three-quarters of a mile away.

The bigger the bottle, the louder the boom; add a cloud to the loud by inserting a small amount of cornstarch or flour to the bottle for added visual effect. MegaBOOM STS can be easily cleaned and is dishwasher safe. It is available in several different models and includes various optional accessories. The kids will love it.

Backyard archery practice can be whatever you make of it. By adding these creative targets to your archery inventory, you’ll never suffer from shooter’s boredom again.

Tyler Frantz

Tyler Frantz

Tyler Frantz is an award-winning outdoors freelancer from Pennsylvania where he serves as an elementary teacher by trade. Bowhunting, family and faith are his three main passions in life, but he dabbles in everything from fly fishing to maple sugaring. Explore more of his work at www.naturalpursuitoutdoors.com
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  1. paul Mendolia says:

    how come there are no Sasquatch lovers complaining about that target. I think its great.

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