DIFFERENT POINTS FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES
Just as you use different lures for different types of fish and different bullets for different kinds of game, there are different kinds of heads for your arrows, depending on what you are shooting at.
Field or practice points: These are the most basic heads to put on your arrow—simple, pointed pieces of metal used for target practice or stump shooting. You can use them for small game, but a dedicated small-game head will serve you better.
Small game heads: These are used to kill small game. They come in two common types. Blunts and spring leg designs, like JUDO heads, kill by shock and breaking the small bones in squirrels, birds and rabbits. Cutting designs also use shock but include small cutting blades to cut tissue and blood vessels.
Broadheads: These are used for hunting big game the size of turkey, deer and hogs. They have razor-sharp cutting blades designed to cut through tissue and blood vessels, causing the animal to die quickly from loss of blood.
Bowfishing heads: These heads are designed to punch through the scales of gamefish such as carp and tarpon. The heads have a pivoting head or blades that keep it in the fish so that you can reel it in.