Compound bows are used for target shooting, tournaments, home protection, and hunting. For me, starting about a month before archery deer season, I start target practicing so that when I find that monster buck, that I have my A game on, and have a successful hunt. It’s important to have a good quality archery target that will stop your arrow, even if you get a bad shot and you miss. If your target is a smaller target, it’s good to add a back board of some sort around it, to catch any bad shot arrows. Even if you are on lots of land, and aren’t worried about other people being around, you don’t want to risk loosing a ten dollar arrow, or spend a lot of time hunting a missed shot down. A lot of people will buy a few bails of hay to use as a backdrop behind the target to stop the arrow for safety and to stop the arrow so they don’t have to go track the arrow down.There are many different types of targets, whether you are looking for a 3D target that has a kill zone that will match the game you will be targeting, or a block target that you can take with you to do additional target practice when you are in camp, or a smaller lighter bag target. Archery Targets:•3D Archery Targets•Block Archery Targets•Bag Archery Targets3D Archery Targets3D archery targets are great because they look like the animal you are targeting. They typically have a kill zone that is removable and replaceable. This type of target is a bit more expensive, but it will help you get your A game on with each type of animal. Some people buy some or a few of each of the different types of animals that they are going to hunt. The 3D targets are more sturdy, and will last longer because you can simply pop out and replace the area of the target, or kill zone, after it’s worn out from shooting it. Block Archery TargetsBlock targets are great because they are easy to pick up and take with you on your hunting trip to get some extra archery practice from camp in your down time when you are not out hunting. Block archery targets are usually a bit cheaper than the 3D target, but they do have some very nice 3D targets that have some high end features that will bring the price up a bit. Bag Archery TargetsBag archery targets are the most affordable of all the target types, generally. They are very lightweight and portable, and can be put pretty much anywhere it’s safe to target practice at. 3D Archery Targets•Rinehart Targets Competition Series Alert Deer 3D Archery Target•Rinehart Targets Competition Series Cinnamon Bear 3D Archery Target•BlackOut Bear 3D Archery Target•Field Logic GlenDel Pre Rut Buck 3D Deer Target or Replacement VitalBox Archery TargetsBag Archery TargetsDisclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and this does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.