I discovered a wonderful new product by Wildwood Innovations in the Archery Stand-By Ultimate Bow Stand. Here is a super handy device you can bring with you to an archery range and have a decent spot to hold your bow while you retrieve your arrows. No more laying your bow on the ground or floor, assuring that your expensive sight will not get bumped or banged up.
This nifty item not only holds your bow upright, but has a built-in tube for holding your arrows and a couple reservoirs for holding your bottled or canned beverage and also any loose archery items (like a hex wrench or arrow grabber or paper and pencil for keeping score) that you wouldn’t want to lose by placing directly on the ground. The Archery Stand-By is very portable too, due to its lightweight and big carry handle. The high-density molded plastic that it’s made from is virtually indestructible and can be used during in-climate weather. It’s also only 17.5 inches high so takes up very minimal space and just plain looks smart!
The box the Archery Stand-By comes in also includes a detailed list of assembly instructions that are very easy to follow. The only tool required was a flat blade screwdriver.
To complete the set-up, you can fill the base with sand and be assured that it will NOT tip over. I had good luck with it standing upright during a good breeze without even filling it with sand. However, the manufacturer suggests you do.
What I like about the Archery Stand-By is the thought that went into making this bow holder easily acceptable for conventional compounds, parallel limb bows and for recurves. No need to purchase more than one model (there isn’t more than one anyways!) to fit any bow you might have. Just move one of the adjustable block and pins to the required position of your style of bow and it’s in the ready for your personal bow choice!
Another benefit of the Archery Stand-By is that you can actually adjust your bows’ sight and rest using both hands while your bow rests comfortably in its upright position. This becomes a great tuning stand!
If you are a ground blind hunter, the Archery Stand-By would work great for keeping your bow at the ready in your blind also.
All this versatility for less than $40.00!
I can honestly say that I will never shoot without this product in my arsenal. It’s just too dang handy!
For more information, please visit www.bowstands.com and tell them you saw it on WomenHunters.
Shoot straight and shoot often.
Wildwood Innovations, Inc.
© July 2004