The Kodabow Blog: Notes from the Field

Making an Impression

Chuck (L) & Kyle (R) with the big smile! Trade shows are a big part of the outdoor industry. Since the same vendors see each other frequently over many years, friendships are formed. A year or so ago, Kodabow attended a show in Maryland at a County Fairgrounds. Instead of staying in a hotel room […]


100% Genuine and Authentic is a huge compliment when dealing with people or products.  At Kodabow, it is our culture to be straightforward and we are rewarded with customers who feel very positive about our company and product. This was in an email this morning and is pretty normal around here.“Just dropping a note to […]

Kodabow Hunter of the Year 2013 – Jim Aken

Each year at Kodabow, we name and recognize our Kodabow Hunter of the Year. Jim’s Kodabow next to William’s Kodabow in Africa. William is Jim’s PH. (Professional Hunter.)  The award is based on significant accomplishment in the field with a Kodabow Crossbow.  In 2012, Nick Stumpo was our Kodabow Hunter of the Year for his exceptional […]

18 Yards on a Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning, 12 October, 2013 Editor’s Note: Listening to a hunter describe his deer hunt is never as good as writing your own story. At Kodabow, our goal is to support you in your hunting endeavors so you fully achieve your hunting ambitions with great equipment and positive outcomes.I first scouted the property 2 years […]

5 Unique Perspectives Learned while Making Crossbows

Kodabow with a Cheekrest and HHA Optimizer  1. Prison Time. Folks can make mistakes in life. A real bad mistake which results in a crime and a prison sentence can mean the loss of the right to own a firearm. But what happens when a the individual returns to the straight path, pays a debt to […]

Blackhawks, Veterans and 1/2 MOA

Jeff was a stand up guy. 8 years in the military with a current assignment as the Crew Chief on a DAP (Direct Action Penetrator) Blackhawk helicopter. Think about 30mm guns that shoot bullets the size of beer bottles and a mini-gun that shoots .308’s at 6,000 rounds per minute. Today, he was volunteering to help out […]


SNAKES. SNAKES SNAKES. The 10×42 binoculars were up as I scanned the foothills for mule deer and antelope. What happened next set the benchmark for the “lowest situational awareness” a hunter could ever have. If this was school, I would score an F. As I stood on the ridge and lowered the binoculars, I realized […]

Changing Lives

In the archery business, you gain many perspectives on how arrows and bows can change people’s lives.   Last week, we received a very nice letter from a Kodabow owner and archery instructor who was working with young people. It was very positive. The story was simple. Imagine a group of youngsters casting arrows downrange with […]

Alpha Strike Target Bows

Target Shooting in the United Kingdom Alpha Strike bows are the lightest bows Kodabow makes and span a draw weight range between 125 lbs and 155 lbs.The objective is to make a crossbow that is easy to cock by hand (or real easy using a cocking rope) but can still deliver respectable speeds. In some […]

The Politics of Hunting

Little Michael is 12 years old but not real big for his age. He is consumed with hunting and his eyes light up when the talk moves to whitetails, bows and camping. At 12, he is old enough to take the Hunter Education Course and legally hunt. He has a compound bow set at 20 […]

“Real Obvious” Turkey Hunting Tips

Turkey hunting?  OK we go! The key word is “obvious.” Most turkey articles Chuck Matasic of Kodabow with a nice9″ beard, 22 lb. Spring gobbler taken at 35 yards on 14 May 2013 after calling the bird intorange with a slate call. He stayed quiet as the bird made the final approach. focus on calling the […]

5 Things about Crossbows

It will help a prospective purchaser of a crossbow make a decision when they understand what a manufacturer’s intentions are. At Kodabow, the objective is to make a dependable, accurate crossbow that is safe and will perform well in the most challenging hunting conditions. Similar to the “laws of physics”, we discovered a few “rules” […]

A Great Outdoor Show Falls Apart Kodabow Shooting Lane – ESOS 2012 Yesterday morning, we determined that it was necessary for Kodabow as a company to withdraw from attending the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA. This was based on the last minute and unexpected change in the show’s format involving the […]

Late Season Archery

Late Season. Many hunters can’t wait until snow is on the ground, the temperature is below freezing and the woods have that special stillness of a crisp winter day. Big bucks who can survive the archery season and the several week gun season will eventually find a wintertime safe zone. It is challenging to sort out […]

“Iron Sights on Crossbows”

 Iron Sights ? Not really …… the first thing you notice is the new KodaBRO Sight contains a lot more high tech gadgetry than what your dad had on “Old Bessie.” This is a fiber optic sight with four crossbow aim points calibrated for 30- 40 – 50 – 60 yards using our Kodabow Magnum arrows and […]