Senior child got a recurve bow for Christmas. She was very specific about a recurve and not a compound - too much Hunger Games/Brave/LOTR I suspect. I spent part of Christmas morning building a target, and we started shooting at it in the afternoon and again yesterday. We already have blisters on our index and middle fingers, but I suspect it'll be a while before we get good enough to hit the bullseye from 25 yards with every shot...
The target is basically a thin plywood 3ft x4 ft sheet mounted in portrait with vertical 1" x 4" on each side at the back joined by two horizontal 1" x 4"s one at the bottom and one in the middle. A hinged 2" x 4" with a rope retainer at the bottom serves as the third leg of the tripod and is adjustable for rake. The front of the target has a layer of carpet glued on and two vertical strips of window molding mounted with long screws along the edge which clamp up to 5 layers of cardboard. The target is a paper plate with a bullseye drawn on it; stuck on with duct tape.....of course!
We have it half way down the yard with good sighting along the ravine. (know what's beyond your target) A few arrows have gone over the target and I spent 20 minutes searching for one which buried itself in the undergrowth 20 yards beyond the target.
The field tips go into the cardboard but do not penetrate the carpet when daughter is shooting, but a full draw will put them about an inch through the backing plywood with 4 layers of cardboard. I might add an extra layer today to save the wood.