Bows in the Movies: Our Favorite Archery Characters

There's always that one special bowhunter we all looked up to as a kid, whether it was a family member or a close friend. Many, however, owe their love of archery to a fictional character, one whose bravado and skills with a bow in hand made the sport all the more enticing — and if we could shake their hands, surely we would.


And the trend continues today, with movies like The Hunger Games and The Avengers introducing a whole new generation to archery and bowhunting — and in some cases, the stars themselves come out in support of hunting. Maybe they're not your cup of tea, but you can't help but admit these movie characters are doing archery and bowhunting a big favor when they prompt a kid to turn to his dad and say, "I want to do that!"


So in honor of all the silver-screen stories that inspired us, here are eight of our favorite movie archers of all time.


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