Archery Equipment

Archery Department

Buck and Doe's Mercantile in San Antonio is one of the area’s largest archery dealers, with an indoor archery range making us the only stop you need to be ready to head to the field with confidence. We typically stock 50 to 70 compound bows for target, 3D and hunting, so you have a nice selection to choose from. We also carry a large selection of accessories. Buck and Doe's Mercantile can help you find the perfect bow to fit your needs.

We have an in-house bow technician who can assist you with the perfect set-up with our large selection of accessories. We can custom build you a set of arrows, replace bow strings, and paper tune your bow. We can prepare you for an upcoming tournament or an awesome hunting season.




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Bow Types

Buck and Doe’s Mercantile offers compound bows, recurve bows and crossbows for hunting, target, or pleasure. There are several factors to consider, and the experts at Buck and Doe's Mercantile can help you with every decision along the way. The bow that is the right choice for you will draw efficiently, operate smoothly, and be an extension of your body.

Our archery experts at our archery pro shop can assist you to:

  • Determine your dominant eye – should you be shooting left or right-handed.
  • Determine your draw length – Knowing your draw length will ultimately determine your match to a proper draw-length bow. Keep in mind that using a release aid can add ½ to 1 inch to your draw length.
  • Determine an anchor point that works for you. Consistency is the key to success.
  • Determine your draw weight – It’s important to pick a weight that you can draw comfortably under less than ideal conditions. 
  • Determine let-off – Let-off is the difference between the maximum weight required to pull the bow to full draw and how much weight you hold at full draw. This is an often-overlooked area that makes a difference in comfort and accuracy by being able to hold steady on a target.

Authorized Dealer


Mathews Archery produces high performance compound bows, strings, and accessories.  They are a family of bowhunters, inventors, producers, and storytellers. They work hard, and with enduring passion, to deliver the ultimate archery experience for their customers. All their bows are built from start to finish in two buildings in Sparta, WI. Not only have they innovated bows and the archery experience, they have innovated the machinery to build and assemble them. 


The PSE Drive platform has always been one of the best values in the archery world. Bow hunters and target archers would be hard pressed to find a better shooting bow at the PSE price point. It is PSE’s great commitment to the incomparable sport of archery that keeps them making great products for you, and keeps them innovating not just for PSE, but for the entire archery industry. As founder Pete Shepley himself once said, “Research and development are the most expensive stages in manufacturing, but we’re committed to it and to making the whole industry grow, not just our slice of the pie.”

HeliCoil technology is the engine behind Ravin Crossbows. This revolutionary technology delivers several industry changing advantages that work together to create the most accurate crossbow ever designed. HeliCoil technology coils cables away from both the top and bottom of the cams in helical grooves keeping the cams perfectly balanced. This allows the cams to rotate an incomparable 340 degrees, while both cams remain perfectly level when drawing and shooting. This revolutionary design creates an incredibly compact crossbow filled with features that produce rifle-like downrange accuracy.

 

Try Before You Buy

We have a nice selection of compound bows, recurve bows, and crossbows from the world’s best manufacturers. The best part about Buck and Doe’s Mercantile when you’re shopping for a new bow is that you can try before you buy. For the kids, we carry several models designed for ages six and up and starter youth recurve bows, which can draw all the way down to 8 pounds. Our inventory also includes several models for women as well. No matter what your archery needs, we are here to help make your experience awesome.



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