We designed and optimized the STALKER Archery's CARNIVORE™ Hybrid Bow to create the ultimate one-time purchase hunting bow that does it all. Rumour has it you need to shoot powerful traditional bows to have more chances of being successful in your hunts. It is to us a misconception and often a mistake made by many.
A hybrid bow is a mix between a recurve bow and a long bow, taking the best from both worlds : the Speed of a recurve and the Smoothness of a longbow, hence allowing for precise and fast shots with a maximum of comfort for your shoulders.
A traditional hunting bow is used to efficiently take fast shots at ranges not exceeding 15 to 20 yards in most hunting scenarios. In such conditions, any bow will reach its target. Animals being shot at tend to not have time to make reflex moves as long as the speed of the arrow is over 170 fps at 15 yards. This reflex is triggered by sound, meaning the noise of the bow releasing the arrow and the noise of the flying feathers in the air. For this reason, a traditional hunting bow needs to allow a minimum arrow speed of 170 fps at 15 yards while being as silent as possible.
About draw weight, it is a topic widely discussed by shooters. A lot less by experienced hunters! A traditional hunting bow must fulfill the two criteria of being comfortable to draw for your physical condition and allow to have the necessary power to send a heavy arrow through the air at the above mentioned speed. It is the shot placement that kills, not the bow. By choosing the draw weight of 45 lbs. we know from experience this is the one option that does it all : allowing to kill efficiently all game on earth and allow you to shoot as many arrows as possible when training. We recommend spending more time hunting and less time training at the range. Only field experience will trigger your instincts when using a traditional bow.
For this reason, we decided to focus on fully take-down bows that will allow you to take your bow easily with you in the plane or car (or on your ebike!).
Our choice of string makes this bow. Dacron is a smooth bow string material with great elasticity and great speed conversion. Elasticity will make shooting more comfortable and the release will be quieter, while ensuring the best speed delivery for your arrow to do the rest. Dacron is a forgiving bow string material that will not suffer as much the effects of a bad finger position when shooting instinctively in hunting conditions.
Left or Right Hand Available
Built-in Bow Quiver Mount
Length : 60"
Draw weight : 45, 50, 55 or 60 lbs
Limbs : Hybrid Longbow
Brace Height : 7.5-8"
String : Flemish Twisted Dacron D50 16 strands 60" with single nock-set and silencers
Bow Weight : 2 lbs.
Adapted arrows for hunting: STALKER Archery® Traditional Carbon Arrows 300 Spine 11.6 GPI at 32.5" minimum length (even if your draw is shorter than 32.5").
STALKER Archery's CARNIVORE™ Hybrid Bow is shipped in its original heavy-duty cardboard box. International Free Shipping.