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Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting Forum' started by Half-Breed, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. Half-Breed

    Half-Breed Elite Refuge Member

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    Emily has expressed an interest in bow hunting.

    does anyone have any reccomendations on a good compound?

    what is the minimum weight for deer hunting?

    does anyone have any used youth bows that are set up for hunting?

    I wonder how she would do with a good recurve??

    thanks!
     
  2. punkboy8826

    punkboy8826 Senior Refuge Member

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    go find yourself a short limb bow with as much let off as possible. haven't shoped for a bow in a while but a bow woth 60% would be great for her to start with. how old is she? get a over draw system on the bow that way she is shooting shorter arrows too. you want something were you can back it down pretty far. my wifes first bow was a old pearson and we backed it down to 35 lbs and she worked her way up to 45 lbs and was deer hunting shortly after that. do you guys have 3-d shoots down their? if so take her every weekend and let her practice judging yardage. hope she does great!
     
  3. arrowheadsaver

    arrowheadsaver Senior Refuge Member

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    My wife has a browning micro midus, and has just upgraded to a Parker Challenger. Both are good bows, and can hunt big game here in utah. The Challenger was $300 new, and the midus was $199. My wife loves hunting with me. Good luck and don't forget to get an arrowhead saver for those unexpected shots.

    Thanks
     
  4. branthntr

    branthntr Senior Refuge Member

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    Check out the pse spyder st and the parker challenger
     
  5. BamaBuckshot

    BamaBuckshot Elite Refuge Member

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    I haven't look at new bows in a while. If I recall PSE has a good selection of youth models. I don't know if any of the top name bows have youth models.

    Here in Alabama, 35lbs draw weight is the min. on deer. So you might want to check with your state laws also.
     
  6. ohaus

    ohaus Refuge Member

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    Look at the Genesis bows, they are designed to let the whole family shoot, no set draw length and good for young beginners.
     

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