Bow & Arrow Review

My kids love the story of Robin Hood. Who wouldn’t want to be him? Give a kid a bow and arrow and they immediately transform into a new character. That’s why I was excited when 3 Rivers Archery sent me a Youth Bow Set for my family to try out. We immediately put it together and headed to the local co-op feed store to buy 3 bales of straw.

My husband put the bow together. It came in a box in pieces and wasn’t hard to assemble. There were no directions included, but there is a video on the site that helped make it clear.

Bow & Arrow Review

Once we had it assembled, we headed out in the backyard to get some practice.

About the Bow

Polaris Youth Recurve Bow
The popular Polaris youth recurve bow is crafted from Maple and Walnut hardwood and is ideally suited for any young shooter. The convenience of a no-tools-needed take-down system allows easy storage and transport. Designed to allow shooting off the shelf or from an elevated rest. (Included) Available in right and left hand.

All models comes with bushings installed to accept sights, stabilizers, and plungers.

My opinionThe bow is well made and looks like it will last a lifetime. It comes with a leather arm protector and is easily portable. You can take it apart easily for storage or transport. Even though it is geared for youth, it is also a great set for adults who are wanting learn the sport. With the release of the Hunger Games movie and the popularity of the book series, the sport of archery is not going anywhere but up.

Our Experience
My 10 year old went first. He was able to pull the string and within 3 tries had actually gotten the arrow into the target. This set is perfect for him. He may have just found a great new hobby!

My 7 year old was able to pull the string but couldn’t quite get the arrow to the target….yet. She is determined to keep trying. In fact, we’re heading out in a few minutes to try again!

My 5 year old is just a bit too young to really hit the target. He was very motivated though and wanted his turn! When he actually got the arrow next to the straw, he was super proud of himself!

This is a great set for the kids to start learning about archery. I know that my kids are now able to experience a new hobby and sport and develop a skill that will benefit them through life.

I received this product for the purpose of the review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own.

About Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams is a mom of 3 who loves to read, travel, take pictures, work in the flowers and spend time with family. When she's not blogging, she's probably out enjoying life so she'll have something fun to blog about tomorrow!


  1. marty says

    Hi My son is 5 , and is interested in shooting with me , i use a x bow but he is not allowed to touch. I hope we can win one for christmas thank you in advance
    great web site i will be back to see more

  2. Shane Smith says

    My dad introduced me to archery at an early age. I would love to pass this on to my two sons. Thank you for the generous opportunity.

  3. Melonie says

    My son is very interested in archery. I am glad to see there are many price points on their bows…so a beginner could get a bow reasonably. I was going to say it was neat there was a purple one…but a prior poster already said that LOL. I have done archery before at summer camp and enjoyed it….but it has been years ago.

  4. Val jacks says

    I visited the 3 rivers archery site. This has some cool stuff but I am now curious how the tape on bow fishing reel works. The thought of mere tape holding that on my bow with a fish on the other end seems impossible to me.

    My 3 older children and I shoot. I am the coach for our local 4-H group, so my 3 older kids get to shoot for fun. This is our first year and my 9 year old qualified for our state 4-H archery shoot next week!

  5. Tim says

    The variety on their site is pretty astounding. It isn’t just as simple as a bow and arrow. They have different sets for different skill sets and ages.

  6. says

    I took archery in college – first thing I did was popped the inside of my elbow joint and had a bruise I’ll never forget. Believe me when I say I used protective gear, AND handled the bow differently from then on. Many of the children i my first grade are archers….and they use it for hunting food. I love the stories they tell of their conquests.

  7. says

    I shot a bow and arrow a LONG time ago, and it didn’t go so well. I’d love to learn more! The husband just got himself a super fancy hunting bow. He is obsessed with it. I’d love a simple bow that I’d be able to use to try to get better so maybe one day we can go “shooting” together. lol. And this may also help our kids not touch Daddys expensive hunting bow. :)

  8. says

    I have never shot a bow and arrow but my son is a Webelo II Scout and he does all the time. We dont own one yet but he would love one to keep in practice especially since day camp is coming up soon!

  9. Susan Updike says

    I have only tried archery once, with a bow that was really difficult. I had to lock my elbow to keep the string drawn. Ended up with a huge series of bruises on my inner arm. Not pretty. Maybe I will do better with this, if I am lucky.

  10. Susan Updike says

    I was really surprised by the wide range of bows and arrows. There is also a set of games related to archery. Pretty interesting.

  11. Heather Marra says

    Amazing selection on the website.

    I haven’t shot a bow/arrow, but my boys have wanted too…still a little young!

  12. Chris B. says

    I actually took archery in high school and loved it. J. will be starting a homeschool archery team on Thursday.

  13. Amy N says

    I like the cub scout Arrow of Light award. I’ll have to look into those for the boys crossing over into boy scouts next year.

  14. Stephanie Luttrell says

    I like that the website is broken down to categories and prices – easy to find what your looking for.

  15. Starr says

    The site was really nice. It covered everything…. It has everything you would need and things you can buy to find out everything you need to know. : )

  16. Starr says

    The site was great! They cover everything, don’t they? Anything you would need, and everything you need to know. I like it that they have the books and DVDs that show /tell you “how” to do things.

  17. Stephanie says

    The site has so much on it! I like how it has the bows broken down to age ranges…always hard to tell what might be too hard for my boys. Thanks!

  18. Stephanie says

    The site has so much on it! I like how it has the bows broken down to age ranges…always hard to tell what might be too hard for my boys. Thanks for the opportunity to win the set!

  19. says

    I really enjoy archery although I haven’t ever had much opportunity with it. But the grandkids have had bow and arrows and I have tried them out.

  20. says

    I checked out there site. There is soo much to look at. I know Tristen would love to have a bow and arrow like this. Its very cool!


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