“The Shrew design is something I began developing years ago.
I wanted a short, light, maneuverable bow that excelled as a
hunting tool. Over the years I have worked with several bowyers
who helped me create functional examples of my ideas. Very slightly,
very slowly, the Shrew design has evolved over time. I believe the
current design is the culmination of my life’s work. At this stage of the
Shrew's development, I felt it was time to produce bows consistent with my
exacting design. Quality, consistency of manufacturing, and the ability to
shorten lead times and hit promised delivery dates is what drew me
to Henry Bodnik and Bodnik Bows. We are going to put Shrew bows in the
hands of more people than ever, and they are the best bows we have ever produced.”
The original Shrew was
a bold innovation because at that time unlike now, no one was making
a longbow that short. The impression was that short bows
stacked and were unstable. It didn't take long for the little Shrew
with it's forward design handle and deflex reflex limbs to knock that
theory into a cocked hat.
The original Shrew
kind of fell by the wayside when it's longer cousin, the "Super Shrew"
came out in 1995. The Super Shrew with lengths of 56" to 60" has
been highly sought after as the perfect hunting bow. In fact the
demand has been so great that we have not been able to get our delivery
time under one year. Even at that people are willing to wait for a
The Super Shrew with
it's 16" riser dictates that we keep our bow length between
56" to 60". What we have done with the "Shrew Classic II" is
shorten the riser to 12" and redesign the limb to make a shorter 54" or
56" longbow. People who like short bows for hunting liked this shorter version of the Shrew bow.
NOW, WE'VE DONE IT AGAIN. The new improved Shrew Classic Hunter II is smoother and faster than the old Classic Hunter.
The Classic II has a more aggressive limb design but more importantly the limbs were designed on a CAD program to optimize performance while maintaining what is basically an unlimited butter smooth draw. The Classic II is built on a completely new form. This form was designed in the CAD program as well to ensure accuracy and perfectly balanced limbs, then cut out on a CNC machine. This makes sure that the form we use is perfect in every way. There are no flat spots in these limbs! They're perfect!
Like its namesake, the new Shrew Classic Hunter II is pound for pound the most efficient little killing machine around!
Order your Shrew Classic Hunter II today.
ORDER SS Classic Hunter II $750.00 (Plus Shipping)
Jeff Wilcox said, "I shoot a 54" Shrew Classic Hunter and I have draw length of 30 inches
and that bow is the smoothest drawing and shooting bow I have ever
owned bar none! It's very accurate, extremely quite and a joy to shoot.
The old rule of long long bows for big guys has been over ruled by the
new Shrew rule!"
Ron - We really put the new Shrew
Classic (52LB. @ 28") to the test at last weeks Traditional Archery
We had 7 guys
shoot the bow and they all not only loved it , but they couldn't believe
how well they could shoot it. Their draw lengths ranged between 26" to
an honest 29.5".
of the comments were "it draws so smooth" , "it's so comfortable in my
hand", "wow is this quiet" "I can shoot this better than my bow" and
the first comment from everyone that picked it up " holy cow is this
We shot for over 3hrs. and I think I only got to shoot 10 arrows with it, somebody always wanted to try it again.
Randy (Gus) Gustafson
Northwoods Wilderness Supply
Iron Mountain Michigan