The bow of choice for a majority of archery hunters, the compound bow uses wheels and cams. These allow the hunter to hold the bow at full draw for a longer period of time for the best shot, giving it a significant advantage over other bow styles.
People have been using bows and arrows for harvesting game since the very earliest civilizations. And no wonder: a bow is a very efficient and effective tool. It allowed the earliest hunters to take down even the most ferocious animals from a safe distance.
18.9 million Americans now participate in archery