I can use my arrow held in my fingers to gauge range but not if it’s attached to my bow?....I shoot AGB field archery and bow quivers (The quivers that carry arrows attached to the bow) are banned as they could be set up as sighting aids, range finding aids or stabilisers. (Plus I use an English Longbow, and have no idea how to fit one)
A bow hook - like this https://www.merlinarchery.co.uk/bearpaw-belt-bowhook.htmlOne of the regulars has recently turned up with a hook arrangement which carries his bow at his waist so it leaves his hands free. I merely slip it over my shoulder and carry it that way through the course.
It is indeed similar to that except it is covered in fabric and has a shock cord/bungee loop which goes over the riser and clips on to a hook on the outside. Our friend likes it. That is definitely not a "bow QUIVER" and the "mobile bow stand" works well for him.A bow hook - like this https://www.merlinarchery.co.uk/bearpaw-belt-bowhook.html
I find it great for carrying my bow from the car park to the woods. It falls off my shoulder too easily.
Anybody use a bow quiver when out in the field/ woods, if so, which do you use??
If you mean: somewhere to store the bow when moving about?
Then I do, sort of.
I have a home-made 'stalking' quiver which allows me to hook the bow over the shoulder strap and then hang down across my back inline with the quiver. Makes it very handy for walking about with full use of both hands.
Works very well with horsebows because, being less than around 58" (mine are both only about 50" unstrung) they don't hang down too far beyond my waist, didn't work so well with my old 68" take-down. Wasn't terrible, but the bow would catch on the occasional bit of undergrowth.
Nice!I copied this design from a friend and knocked it together out of material scraps - this is the Mk2 version.
Mk3 will have pouches attached for the binoculars etc instead of hanging on the belt.