A good start is to look at the bows that are being used (and very
successfuly at that) by women to hunt big game.
The WomenHunters.Org ("For Women, About Women, By Women") has a great
"Compound Bow Tropies" page.
[Brenda Valentine] took this kudu June 1, 2005 while on safari in the
Limpopo Province of South Africa ... Parker Micro-Phoenix bow, Carbon
Supreme arrows and Simmons broadheads. He went less than 75 yards.
The bull sported 53 1/2 inch horns and weighed around 800 lbs."
Some of the brands and models mentioned on that page and within the
stories off that page follow.
Parker Compound Bows
"Since it's inception, Parker Compound Bows has maintained a dedication
and passionate commitment to create the finest hunting bows available,
supported by outstanding customer service."
The Parker "Micro Phoenix"
"The only parallel limb bow designed specifically for women and youth
The Parker "Extreme Ultra-Lite 31"
"The bow's extreme light-weight, short length and blazing speed make
the Extreme Ultra-Lite 31 the perfect bow for any serious bowhunter."
"PSE, as the industry's leading manufacturer, holds twenty patents
for bow design and archery products."
Their line of compounds bows can be found here.
PSE NOVA RIMFIRE ONE-CAM
"The number one selling compound bow in the world"
PSE TRITON NRG ONE-CAM
The Triton NRG One-Cam has a heavy (50#) pull so that should be taken
into account, but it is lightweight.
PSE SPYDER RIMFIRE ONE CAM
"Provides years of archery adventures with one great bow!"
"You can outfit a state-of-the-art Renegade bow with all the bells and
whistles, yet still not equal the cost of the bows from other companies."
"Any hunter. Any situation. The new SX-5 has the design to provide
unmatched flexibility. Its 31 1/2 axle length makes it ideal for
everyone from the beginning youth, to women, to professionals."
"Browning Archery, manufacturer of high quality compound bows and
Browning Micro Adrenaline XS
From the press release on the Browning Micro Adrenaline XS.
"These bows also need to be light weight, easy to carry and aim, while
reducing fatigue. The ideal bow should have a grip tailored to fit
smaller hands. Now, blend good arrow speed with these characteristics
and you have a bow that will serve a shooter for many years."
Browning MICRO MIDAS 3
But, with all things such as these, the best thing is to head to
your local archery store, if one is near, and try out as many bows
as you can. People's tastes in bows, just as in rifles, can be
If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.
Google search on: used OR recommend "by women" bowhunting
PSE has a great archery message forum and I looked through there for
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