Q: What is a “take-down recurve” bow? 

A: A “recurve” bow is a traditional style of bow that features limbs that curve away from the archer when unstrung. This design allows for more power and energy storage, resulting in faster arrow speeds and improved accuracy. A “takedown” recurve bow is designed to be easily broken down. This feature allows for easy transportation and storage.


Q: Is the Wild Captives recurve bow set suitable for beginners? 

A: Yes, we design our bow kit specifically for beginners! It’s versatile, easy to handle, and offers a great start for new archers.  


Q: What is the draw weight of your recurve bows? 

A: The draw weight of our recurve bows is 25lbs.


Q: Does this bow work for my height?  

A: We’ve found our bow works great for beginners from around 5ft to 6 ft 2.  


Q:  Do you offer left-handed bows?

A: Yes! 


Q: Where can I practice? What is the best backdrop for me? 

A: If you have a backyard, you can set up an archery range at home with a hay bale. If not, you can visit a local archery range. Unknown to most, there are about 10,000 archery ranges in the US, both indoor and outdoor, and many of them are free.


Q: How do I care for my recurve bow? 

A: To keep your recurve bow in top condition, avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures and humidity. Store it in a cool, dry place when not in use. Regularly inspect the bow for any signs of damage or wear and replace any worn-out parts. It's also essential to maintain the bow's string by waxing it regularly.


Q: Do you offer archery lessons or classes?

A: Yes! See our events calendar. and sign up for our newsletter to learn about special IRL + digital events.


Q: How often should I replace the bowstring of my Wild Captives bow? 

A: Bowstrings are subject to wear and tear over time, so it's recommended to replace them periodically. The frequency of replacement depends on factors such as how often you shoot, the conditions you shoot in, and the quality of the string. As a general guideline, it's a good idea to replace the bowstring every 1 to 2 years or sooner if you notice any signs of fraying or damage.


Q: Do you offer international shipping? 

A: Yes, we offer international shipping


Q: How should I store my Wild Captives bow when I'm not using it?

A: When not in use, it's best to store your bow in a cool, dry place. Ideally, you should store it unstrung or use a bow stringer to take tension off the limbs. This helps maintain the shape and integrity of the bow over time. Additionally, it's a good practice to store the bow in the bow case to protect it from dust, moisture, and any potential accidental damage.