I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of a bow that is collapsible so that it would fit into a backpack and reassemble easily. I don't have a car and just ride my bike everywhere. It would be convenient if I could fit a bow into my backpack and reassemble it in the park.
like a take-down bow where you stick the limbs into the riser?
There are quite a few competitive target archery recurve bows that are like that.
Most I've seen have a machined aluminum or magnesium riser but I do remember seeing one that was all wood.
I have a Hoyt white colored take-down bow. It came in a zippered foam padded case. You could probably create your own padding for carrying one in a backpack. (Perhaps carefully roll it up in a towel? Then tie a string around it? )
(I was on my Jr. College's intercollegiate team, and used it in competition. But It also works just fine for basic fun target shooting. ;) )