2020 Bowhunting World Readers’ Choice Awards

We’ve tallied the votes and the results are in for the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.

2020 Bowhunting World Readers’ Choice Awards

Voting for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards was moved to a 100 percent online submission system. Voters were able to make their voice known by using an online form with dropdown menu selection for each product category.

Grand View Outdoors promoted the voting process heavily on all of its consumer websites, associated e-newsletters and dedicated e-mail lists. The overall result was an increase in participation by a factor of five.

We think this increase has led to a more accurate and valuable set of results. We appreciate every individual who voted. Thank you! With that, here are the top products based on the collective voice of the Bowhunting World readership.

Mathews Vertix photo courtesy of Mathews Archery Facebook/Jordan Gill
Mathews Vertix photo courtesy of Mathews Archery Facebook/Jordan Gill

Bows, Arrows and Accessories

Compound Bow

  • Gold: Mathews
  • Silver: Hoyt
  • Bronze: Bowtech



  • Gold: Ravin
  • Silver: TenPoint
  • Bronze: Barnett


Traditional Bow

  • Gold: Bear
  • Silver: Hoyt
  • Bronze: Black Widow


Drop Away Rest

  • Gold: QAD
  • Silver: Hamskea
  • Bronze: Vapor Trail


Carbon Arrow

  • Gold: Easton
  • Silver: Gold Tip
  • Bronze: Black Eagle


Lighted Nock

  • Gold: Nockturnal
  • Silver: Lumenok
  • Bronze: GloryNock


Peep Sight

  • Gold: G5
  • Silver: Specialty Archery
  • Bronze: TRUGLO


Fixed Bowsight

  • Gold: Trophy Ridge
  • Silver: Axcel
  • Bronze: Black Gold


Movable Bowsight

  • Gold: HHA / Axcel (tie)
  • Silver: Spot Hogg
  • Bronze: CBE


Mechanical Broadhead

  • Gold: Rage
  • Silver: Grim Reaper
  • Bronze: Swhacker


Fixed-Blade Broadhead

  • Gold: Muzzy
  • Silver: G5
  • Bronze: Slick Trick



  • Gold: Bee Stinger
  • Silver: LimbSaver
  • Bronze: Titanium Archery Products



  • Gold: TightSpot
  • Silver: Mathews
  • Bronze: Trophy Ridge


Target Release

  • Gold: TRU Ball
  • Silver: TruFire
  • Bronze: Scott


Hunting Release

  • Gold: TruFire
  • Silver: TRU Ball
  • Bronze: Scott



  • Gold: GAS
  • Silver: Vapor Trail
  • Bronze: Winner’s Choice


Feather Fletching

  • Gold: Trueflight
  • Silver: Gateway
  • Bronze: Ozark Feathers



  • Gold: Bohning
  • Silver: AAE
  • Bronze: Easton


Bow Silencer

  • Gold: LimbSaver
  • Silver: Mathews
  • Bronze: Bowjax


Bow Case

  • Gold: SKB
  • Silver: Plano
  • Bronze: Pelican


Conventional Target

  • Gold: Block
  • Silver: Rinehart
  • Bronze: Morrell


3-D Target

  • Gold: Rinehart
  • Silver: Delta McKenzie
  • Bronze: GlenDel


Bag Target

  • Gold: Morrell
  • Silver: Rinehart
  • Bronze: Delta McKenzie
Photo courtesy ScentLok Facebook
Photo courtesy ScentLok Facebook

Hunting Gear


Clothing Manufacturer

  • Gold: ScentLok
  • Silver: Sitka
  • Bronze: ScentBlocker


Camo Pattern

  • Gold: Realtree
  • Silver: Mossy Oak
  • Bronze: Sitka



  • Gold: LaCrosse
  • Silver: Muck
  • Bronze: Irish Setter


Fixed Treestand

  • Gold: Lone Wolf
  • Silver: Millennium
  • Bronze: Summit


Climbing Treestand

  • Gold: Summit
  • Silver: Lone Wolf
  • Bronze: Millennium


Ladder Stand

  • Gold: Big Game
  • Silver: Muddy
  • Bronze: Millennium


Ground Blind

  • Gold: Ameristep
  • Silver: Primos
  • Bronze: Barronett


Safety Harness

  • Gold: HSS
  • Silver: Muddy
  • Bronze: Gorilla



  • Gold: Badlands
  • Silver: ALPS OutdoorZ
  • Bronze: Tenzing



  • Gold: Outdoor Edge
  • Silver: Buck
  • Bronze: Gerber



  • Gold: Big & J
  • Silver: BioLogic
  • Bronze: Whitetail Institute


Elk Call

  • Gold: Primos
  • Silver: Flextone
  • Bronze: Rocky Mountain


Turkey Call

  • Gold: Primos
  • Silver: H.S. Strut
  • Bronze: Woodhaven


Deer Call

  • Gold: Primos
  • Silver: Illusion Systems
  • Bronze: Flextone



  • Gold: Tink’s
  • Silver: Pure Whitetail
  • Bronze: Code Blue


Odor Elimination

  • Gold: Dead Down Wind
  • Silver: Pure Whitetail
  • Bronze: Scent Killer (Wildlife Research Center)



  • Gold: YETI
  • Silver: Coleman
  • Bronze: RTIC


Bino and Spotter

  • Gold: Vortex
  • Silver: Leupold
  • Bronze: Bushnell



  • Gold: Leupold
  • Silver: Vortex
  • Bronze: Bushnell


Game Camera

  • Gold: Moultrie
  • Silver: Browning
  • Bronze: Wildgame Innovations



  • Gold: Avian-X
  • Silver: Primos
  • Bronze: Flambeau


GPS Unit

  • Gold: Garmin
  • Silver: OnX app
  • Bronze: HuntStand app
Photo courtesy Levi Morgan/Bow Life TV Facebook
Photo courtesy Levi Morgan/Bow Life TV Facebook

Additional Categories


Favorite New Product for 2020

  • Gold: Mathews Vertix
  • Silver: Bowtech Reckoning
  • Bronze: Hoyt RX-3


Favorite Bowhunting World Column or Department

  • Gold: New Gear/Product Reviews
  • Silver: Whitetail 101
  • Bronze: Backcountry


Favorite Bowhunting Show

  • Gold: Bow Life - Levi Morgan
  • Silver: Crush - Lee & Tiffany
  • Bronze: Bone Collector


What topics would you like more coverage in BW?

  • Gold: Gear/products
  • Silver: Bow set up/tuning
  • Bronze: 3-D archery


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