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youth archery

Postby fireflyparamedic » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:36 pm

As soon as the holidays pass I would like to get my daughter set up and start shooting a bow. She is almost 8yrs old and has been asking me when she could get a bow. What is the general concensus out there with kids and bows? Should she start with a traditional bow and fingers or go with a compound with a release? Figured she will take some classes after being set up and we can shoot together to pass the long winter enjoying some father/daughter time. Its funny she keeps on showing me what her form looks like when she imitates me when shooting. Any advice would be great and appreciated.
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RE: youth archery

Postby Highlander Archery » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:46 am

Genesis Bow and fingers. Get her form down first and then work on aiming.

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RE: youth archery

Postby Highlander Archery » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:51 am

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RE: youth archery

Postby JOEL » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:59 am

i got my 11yr old nephew a browing micro midas compound bow.it is adjustable in draw weight and length..whole package for 200.i also took him to a NY bowhunters youth camp.the do a friday,saturday sunday of shooting,learning,taking hunter safety.when the weekends over they get their bow certificate and other goodies,plus vaulable skills such as tracking,tree stand safety,compass work etcc..there was 2 young girls in the group too
"Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person." - Fred Bear

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RE: youth archery

Postby fireflyparamedic » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:27 pm

thanks for the advice highlander and joel. I think I'm just as excited as she is to get her her first bow. Look forward to it.
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RE: youth archery

Postby Jawbone » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:17 am

Joining a local archery club is an excellent way to spend time learning and practicing.  You can usually find good deals on used equipment for kids too.  She's of the perfect age to get started.   I am able to shoot up to 15 yards in my basement and both my son,7 and daughter,9, shoot at 10 yards with my supervision.   Block targets work great for lower poundage bows, otherwise the arrows tend to bounce off. 

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RE: youth archery

Postby Pabowhunter » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:46 pm

See if there is a Junior Olympics Archery Development program in your area, or at your local archery club. Very good way to get a kid started into archery.

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RE: youth archery

Postby Patriot » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:02 pm

I agree with Highlander Archery....the Genesis bow from Mathews is a great way to go.
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RE: youth archery

Postby trapperDave » Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:54 am

Id suggest startin with a youth recurve. Lighter wght of the bow itself will have her shootin more. check maddog archery or black rhino.  Startin out, dont worry about her form and all that crap, kids just want to see that arrow stick in something! If ya start the preachin and teachin right off, they quickly lose interest.

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RE: youth archery

Postby Highlander Archery » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:33 pm

ALWAYS WORK ON FORM. Point of impact is irrelevant and Bullseyes are even more irrelevant till FORM is mastered.

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