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Modern bows can shoot arrows up to 400 yards at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. Any bow can be dangerous at any range and should be handled responsibly. However, the bow is a short-range hunting tool. Shots are usually limited to 40 yards or less; at this range, the arrow penetrates and can even pass through an animal. To ensure accuracy, most shots are taken at 15 yards.

Bowhunter drawing a bow