Fans going wild for Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 bows

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 opens this weekend in theaters across the country. And already, people are talking about the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 bows shot by Katniss Everdeen and other archers in the film.

This is the fourth film in the Hunger Games series. In each one, Katniss – played by actress Jennifer Lawrence – has used a different bow. In some of the movies, she’s shot more than one bow.

Here at Lancaster Archery Supply, we’ve got several bows which are very similar to the ones strung by Miss Katniss throughout the Hunger Games series.

If you’re feeling a desire to get in touch with your inner Katniss and let loose a few arrows, here are a couple of bows to consider.

  1. Rebellion Longbow – Katniss starts out with a longbow in the very first Hunger Games movie. The Rebellion is a nice imitation of that bow. It’s a 54-inch longbow with a 25-pound draw weight. You can get this bow by itself or as part of a set, which includes three aluminum arrows.
Rebellion longbow

Rebellion Longbow

  1. Capitol Recurve Bow – There are two of these bows – one is silver and the other is black. These are the best value for beginners age 11 through adult, with bows available individually, or as sets that include three arrows selling for under $70. Each bow can be shot right and left handed, with a draw weight of 20-25 pounds, depending on your draw length.
Capitol recurve

Capitol Recurve

  1. Victor Recurve Bow – This is a 66-inch bow similar to the one Katniss wields during Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Though she shot this bow bare, it has threaded holes for accessories such as a sight, rest and plunger and stabilizer. It’s suitable for archers up to 6 feet tall. This bow is sold as part of a set that includes three Easton aluminum arrows.
Vector recurve

Vector Recurve

  1. District Primitive Longbow – This is a traditional-style recurve bow made of wood and featuring a leather grip. It is available by itself or as part of a set that includes three wooden arrows. You can shoot this bow right and left handed, since it has shelf cuts on both sides of the riser. This is another good starter bow, or a bow for a family or camp, priced to sell at under $100.
District longbow

District Primitive Longbow

  1. Hoyt Buffalo Traditional Recurve – The Buffalo reportedly is the bow model Katniss used in Catching Fire. This is an advanced bow that – at a cost of $799.99 – is probably priced for experienced archers and bowhunters who plan to stick with archery for a while. You can choose from a number of color options and draw weights ranging from 35 to 65 pounds. Separate bows are made for right and left-handed archers.
Hoyt Buffalo

Hoyt Buffalo Recurve

LAS Academy will be at Penn Cinema for opening of Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Katniss Everdeen will be slinging arrows on the big screen once again this weekend as Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 opens.

In celebration of the film’s opening, Lancaster Archery Academy will be at Penn Cinema Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, to give movie-goers the opportunity to shoot a bow at our Safe Archery booth.


A young archer takes a shot at the Safe Archery booth during opening weekend of Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 last year at Penn Cinema.

Whether they are at the theater at 541 Airport Road, Lititz, PA, to see the new Hunger Games film or not, movie-goers can pick up a bow and take a few shots under the direction of Academy staff from 3:30-9 p.m. on Friday, and from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday.

There is no charge for this opportunity, and it’s available to all ages.

In the booth, archers will shoot soft-tipped arrows from real bows at ball targets hovering on streams of air.

Come out, see the movie and give archery a try.

Lancaster Archery Academy is a division of Lancaster Archery Supply, the world’s leading supplier of archery equipment. The Academy strives to introduce people to the sport of archery, and to provide instruction to novice and experienced archers alike through organized classes and individual training sessions.