Prior to last year’s bow hunting season, I was complaining to my buddy about how much money I’d already put into my bow and gear. Between clothing, bow and arrows (with accessories,) tree climbing gear, etc., my meager bank account was looking pretty grim. I was talking about needing to purchase a target or some bales of straw for practice shooting and he told me about a quick, convenient and nearly free target to make. I’m all about making things myself and about saving money so I went about making a target. After two years of using this type of target, I’ve found that it works great for field points and occasional broadheads as well.
Here’s all that you need. Note that you probably already have everything you need on hand.
- Cardboard Box
- Duct Tape
- Old Blankets, towels, or clothing
Stuff all of your extra blankets (that’s what I used) into the box.
Duct tape the box closed.
Make an “x” or draw a target or do whatever you feel comfortable shooting at and there you have it.
As always, thanks for visiting SmoothingIt.com! If you’ve made targets like this, are thinking of making one, or have a better idea, I’d love to hear about it and so would the other readers of Smoothingit.com.