I have been bow hunting 35 years I have seen lots of innovative ideas come and go. This year I started hunting with the Bow Spider and I do not know how I lived without it! I have several now for my pack, my truck and in my tree stand. In my truck my bow is secured and safe on even the roughest roads. On my pack I can be hands free to climb and move. But in all situations my bow is always quickly and conveniently available for access. After 30 years and over 100 archery kills Bow Spider is one of the most innovative advances for the hardcore Bow hunter.
-Mike Kentner- https://www.kentnertaxidermy.com/
A few days before archery season last fall, I received my first Bow spider system in the mail. Opening week I had a 4 day backpack hunt lined up. I packed in with my old system, hunted hard with, and packed out with the bow spider system. I have never looked back . I used it on a 7800 cu in pack that trip, and the next week used it at home on my 2000 cu in day pack. It is truly a versatile tool . I now own 3 and use them for practice shooting sessions, day hunts, and backpack hunts. Being a weekend warrior, and having limited time to spend in the field, it is always nice to find a product that makes for less hassle, more efficiency, and a more enjoyable time while hunting. I have used it on several different packs, and with the regular , or extended straps it will fit the packs I own. Only regret I have is not buying one sooner . I’m not a trophy hunter, and the great thing about this product is that is doesn’t fill one particular niche. Whether you’re hunting sheep, moose, or whitetail, everyone can benefit from the system.
I Did 124 miles in 11.5 days and I had my bow in a bow spider the whole time. Great product. I have used them the last 2 years and everyone that sees it wants one. Thanks for a building a great product!
As an archery hunter I used to have concerns with how to pack my bow into the backcountry. I didn't like how bow slings felt and I was worried my bow may get damaged from strapping it down on my pack. We have to carry everything we need for hunting in our Mystery Ranch Metcalfs and they push 55+ pounds with just gear for my family of 4 in the backcountry. Strapping a bow to my pack used to be awkward, was hard to maneuver and could've moved my sight or damaged my bow. I tried a Bow Spider on at an outdoor show this spring and made the purchase. It has been an amazing purchase and one I wish I had made sooner. It was a game changer this season for packing in for archery. The Bow Spider is a great product that I couldn't recommend enough. Great product and great customer service when I had questions on the design and setup. 5 stars for the Bow Spider!
I purchased your Bow Spider awhile back and got a chance to mount it on my pack this year for a hunt in Idaho. I put this system to the test on this hunt and it worked great in all situations. I hiked many miles of trails, timber, brush and an occasional cliffy area which allowed me to use both hands to climb and hang on. The other guys always had their bow in one hand or the other. It worked well in all those situations and is easy and quick to remove if needed. I also spent many miles riding on single track trails on my dirt bike and I was very pleased how well it rode and handled some very extreme trail riding. I would recommend the Bow Spider to all archery hunters.
I have been a bow hunter for 15+ years and always looking for the next best thing to make my hunting set-up that much better… This is it! I put this bow spider puck to use in so many ways. Our last trip out to ND instead of lugging around multiple bow cases and taking up valuable space, we used them on the back of our headrest. This allowed us to save a ton of space for other gear and made it so quick to grab the bows in a pinch. (SEE PHOTO) I also put one on the top of my backpack for those long walks and one on my hip belt for when I’m glassing. (MAKES YOU WAY MORE STEADY). This totally changed the way I pack up my gear. No more strapping your bow to you pack with multiple straps and the extra time this takes. The only way this wouldn’t work is if you have T-Rex arms and can’t reach behind your head. If that’s you, then hang your bow on the wall and stay home. This is a total gamechanger and our whole hunting group now uses them. Stop thinking about it and just hit the buy button.
The Bow Spider is the nicest and quickest way to carry a bow while hunting! Free up both hands and when you need it you just grab the bow and lift. I have them on every pack and on both seats in the truck! Must have if you are an archery hunter!
I bought the Complete Bow Spider Kit at Total Archery Challenge (TAC) in Pennsylvania knowing that I wanted a fast light weight system for my back pack hunt in Colorado later in the year. I used the Bow Spider the entire 3D course at Pennsylvania and again at TAC in Park City Utah. I can testify if I had to keep my bow in hand, I would have been beyond exhausted on my Elk hunt in Colorado. Two times we had gotten off trail chasing elk and I know in my heart that having two hands free to navigate the steep slippery hills that Bow Spider kept my bow safe so that I could safely navigate the terrain. If I didn’t have the Bow Spider, I would have had to throw my Hoyt to grab a rock to keep from falling. Multiple times I needed two hands to scale the terrain that I wasn’t accustom to and on the long hikes I was able to grab a drink from the camel back or read On-X without having to fumble for a spare hand. I have run the system on my Kuiu pack, on the headrest of my truck (no bulky bow case) and now on my saddle belt, no need for a hoist rope. I can’t say enough good about Bow Spider.
I have had the opportunity to use the Bow Spider for a full season now. I currently run with a Molle receiver on my hip and one on the top of my pack. I love how versatile, easy, and quiet it is to retrieve my bow when needed. I have used the receiver in my truck to transport my bow and also have one mounted at home to mount my bow for easy access for training. I would highly recommend adding a Bow Spider to your archery gear!