Fred Bear started Bear Archery with the goal of making archery equipment obtainable regardless of age, gender, and socioeconomic status. We are proud to partner with Shoot Like a Girl which encompasses all our values while educating and inspiring women to experience everything archery has to offer.

Here at Bear Archery, we offer the most dependable and adjustable compound bows on the market. To help grow the number of women archers and empower them with confidence we have put together a list of compound bows we offer that are great female archer options for all skill levels and affordable to everyone. 

1. The Persist is all new for 2024 and stealthier than ever featuring strategically placed in-riser dampeners, innovative string stop with built-in dampening, and new silent shelf technology to make your errant arrow contact with the riser undetectable. Streamlining your bow’s profile has never been easier with new picatinny mount for your sight and the Integrate Mounting System® for your rest. We have also included an integrated wrist sling mounting point to eliminate unnecessary added parts. Built with the whitetail hunter in mind, we integrated a loop to the limb pocket for quick and secure connection of a pull up rope. For all hunters, we have also added convenient quick-disconnect shoulder sling attachment points as well. The PERSIST is as versatile as it gets with a draw length range of 26"-30", a maneuverable 31” axle-to-axle, and forgiving 6.5” brace height. Boasting up to 90% let-off, the next generation of the highly efficient EKO cam system can generate speeds up to 340fps. 

2. The EXECUTE 32 and EXECUTE 30, are Bear’s 2023 flagship bows. They are the most high-tech, stable, and accurate Bear Archery compound bows ever produced. Available as both a 32” axle-to-axle bow and a 30” axle-to-axle bow. The flagship models receive a ground-up redesign with a new forged riser, groundbreaking Shock Management System®, increased weight and rigidity for best-in-class stability, and a revised Equalized Kinetic Orientation® cam system for unmatched performance. The Execute’s refreshed EKO cam system brings performance with a more forgiving and smoother draw cycle. The new Shock Management System in the bow’s riser brings unrivaled vibration reduction and sound-deadening technology never seen in a Bear bow. The Execute 32 accommodates draw lengths of 26.5” – 30.5”, while the shorter Execute 30 offers adjustment from 26” – 30”. Both models can be either 45-60lb or 55-70lb limbs.

3. The Legend XR RTH is the latest addition to the LEGEND Line. With a longer 32" axle-to-axle, this smooth drawing hybrid-cam delivers the ultimate shooting experience. The 85% let off from the new DHC-XR cam and 6 1/4" brace height make the Legend XR incredibly forgiving and comfortable regardless of whether you're at the range or in the backcountry. The XR can accommodate draw weights from 14 lbs to 70 lbs and stretches from 18" to 31" in draw length - more adjustability that any previous Legend model. The new Legend XR offers shooters immense value with its offset string suppressor and KILLER wave in-limb dampeners and a complete suite of Ready to Hunt accessories from Trophy Ridge including a 4-pin sight, Whisker Biscuit V, 5-Spot quiver, stabilizer, peep sight, and D-loop.

4. The Prowess is the ultimate bow that delivers premium performance for the female archer. Strategically designed to be ergonomic for women, the Bear Archery Prowess is a lightweight, easy to maneuver, single cam bow with Bear's industry leading super smooth draw cycle. For 2022, the Prowess receives several updates including an all-new grey and electric blue finish, giving it a look to match the incredible performance. The Ready to Hunt bow comes equipped with Trophy Ridge accessories, which includes: a 4-pin sight, V-Biscuit, Stabilizer, 5-arrow quiver, stabilizer, wrist sling, D-loop, and a no tie peep sight.

5. The Bear Archery Legit RTH compound bow is made to legitimately fit all ages and skill levels. We’ve engineered this bow to be adjustable from a 14” to 30” draw length range and from 10 to 70 lbs. peak draw weight. All adjustments can be made using an Allen wrench and there is no need for a bow press. The bow comes ready to hunt equipped with Trophy Ridge accessories – a Joker 4-pin sight, 5-Spot quiver, Whisker Biscuit, No-tie peep sight & D loop. The Legit weighs only 3.6 lbs. and fires arrows at 315 feet per second. The new and improved dual cam system provides a smooth draw cycle.

6. The new Bear Archery Cruzer G3 brings more performance, adjustability, and practicality than any previous model. The newly improved dual cam system brings arrow speeds up to 315 FPS and can accommodate draw lengths from 14" to 30". Archers of any size and stature will find the Cruzer G3's 75% let off remarkably comfortable with an adjustable draw weight anywhere between 5lbs and 70lbs. The new G3 comes equipped as a Ready to Hunt setup with a Trophy Ridge sight, quiver, Whisker Biscuit, peep, and D-loop installed from the factory. If you're looking for a solid performing bow for under $500 that will last for years to come, look no further than the new Cruzer G3.

As no two people are identical, every bow should reflect a person's personal unique needs. That’s why Bear Archery offers so many different options. If one of the options above aren't exactly what you're looking for, your local Bear Archery dealer can help walk you through the many options, we offer. Find your local dealer here

For those also seeking adventure on the water, we also offer a range of specialized bowfishing bows. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie, our sleek designs and adjustable features ensure a smooth and successful time. Explore our selection at your local Cajun Bowfishing dealer or online here