Bow Quiver Modification for Extra Arrow

As traditional bowhunters, most of us like to have a blunt- or Judo-tipped arrow with us when we go afield. Piggy Backers have a clip on both sides, so two of them can be used to attach an extra arrow to one of the arrows in the quiver. However, I have never liked having something clipped onto a hunting arrow. If I need that arrow, I would have to deal with the extra arrow while trying to put the Piggy Backers somewhere without dropping them. The method I have been using is simple and convenient, with a combination of two great products: a Great Northern adjustable quiver and Selway Piggy Backers.

By slightly altering the Piggy Backers, I have a full quiver of broadhead arrows and a judo point arrow outside of my quiver. For this project you will need a razor knife, a cordless drill or drill press with a very small drill bit, the quiver and two Piggy Backers.

First, drill a small relief hole in the center of each Piggy Backer. Next, trim off one side of the clips near the holes. Make sure the Piggy Backers won’t interfere with the arrows clipped into the quiver. Now take the quiver apart and slide the Piggy Backers onto the wire of the quiver. Slide one up to the hood of the quiver and one down by the arrow gripper. Then put the quiver back together, attach it to the bow, and load your arrows.


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  1. TODD SMITH June 6, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Great tip!! Thank you!! Todd

  2. Scott Alaniz June 6, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

    I always appreciate the tips – very useful. My only suggestion would be to show a close-up photo.

  3. Ray DeRosa June 6, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    The only problem I have is the arrow gets snagged and get pulled off while walking around I use one and tuck the arrow under the quiver shiel

  4. Brian Payne June 13, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

    This is a great tip! I had to go home and do this one right away! I like not only having the extra space for a broadhead tipped arrow in the quiver hood but with the piggy backers on the wire instead of an arrow shaft, it seems I can wrap it around further between the quiver and the bow where it is less obtrusive. Thanks for this tip!!

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