How Old Was Your Kid When They Started Shooting a Bow?

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  1. Rick James

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    Just curious what others have done when it comes to starting your kids shooting a bow?

    My kid is nuts about deer and bows. Imagine that..........hah.

    My wife and I were talking and I was suggesting we get him a Diamond Atomic for him on his 3rd birthday this upcoming spring. I also work a lot of dealer events for BowTech and have helped kids as young as 4 many times and have also seen some 3 y/o's too.

    My wife thinks it's too early but I'm thinking if he's interested in it why not?

    Your thoughts? When did you start your kids?
     
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  2. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My daughters were 5 when they first started shooting a little first fiberglass recurve I got them.

    They were 8 for the first compound. My grandson got his first bow at age 7...

    My rule was and is that they didn't shoot the bows unless they had adult supervision....
     
  3. Rampaige

    Rampaige Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I don't have kids but I was 7 when I started shooting. I learned on an old Bear compound from the 70's that my uncle had learned on.
     
  4. BJE80

    BJE80 Legendary Woodsman

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    He was 4 working on 5. Martin Tiger bow. He did really good with it.

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    He is 8 now and shoots a Diamond Infinite Edge. And yes he switched from left to right due to eye dominance.

    He is now killing things with it. Was out hunting for chippies and came home with this mole.


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  5. cantexian

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    My son started shooting a Nerf Bow last Christmas at 4. Hey has learned basic form without the risk of injury or property damage. I am thinking about getting him a simple compound this Christmas.
     
  6. Seth French

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    Mine started at 5 with the simple nerf style bow and he will be getting a basic compound this Christmas along with a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun.
     
  7. muzzyman88

    muzzyman88 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I started my boy out at 5 with a cheapy Bear bow from Dicks to see what kind of interest he had. He absolutely loves it so this Christmas, he's going to be getting a shiny new Mission bow to grow into.
     
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    mattdawgg319 Weekend Warrior

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    I was 3 months old when i killed my first 180" Whitetail, with my Mathews No Cam..Its never to early
     
  9. tfox

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    Both my kids started at 2.

    I retrofitted a nerf bow to shoot arrows for my daughter and my son got a custom recurve (5# at 12") his paw paw made him.

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  10. tfox

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    So you can tell your wife that 3 is a late start. Lol

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  11. bowhunter448

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    The boys all got pvc bows from an art in the park before they were 4. Their 5th birthday present is a bow.

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  12. Riverbc

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    my grandson started shooting a Diamond Nuclear Ice at age 3.


     
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  13. ILbowhunter

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    My son was 4 and my daughter was 5. Both of them started with the same bow- a Diamond Nuclear Ice.
     
  14. TheChurchArchers

    TheChurchArchers Die Hard Bowhunter

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    my oldest is 2 and I'm about to start him with a Nerf set up and next year let him shoot a little bear compound we have
     
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    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Well I don't have kids but I bought my first bow when I was 13 just for the heck of it and loved it ever since. I started out with a parker side kick xp and I regret trading it in for a new bow.
     
  16. Lung Buster

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    My son was when he started shooting his little long bow. I have a youth compound for him but he can't quite pull it back yet. He is 5 now and shoots pretty well at the target in the yard!

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  17. Sticknstringarchery

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    Both my sons were 3. Neither have really taken huge interest until a few months ago. Now we are making a jump to a real compound and I believe they will really like it.
     
  18. grommel

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    My daughters are late teens now and have about as much intrest in shooting a bow than I do watching keeping up with a kardashian!! Although my wife shocked the hell out of me about 3 weeks ago and asked to go to the local archery range!! Lasted about a half hour, I think she is done too!! BTW if the child can handle a bow safely, let em try it!!
     
  19. mikerock85

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    My daughter was 6 and my son was 5 and they absolutely enjoy shooting with there dad... my daughter has a count down calendar till she is a legal age to bowhunt with her dad... mainly just a time clock but she calls it the calendar to kill! Lol red neck she turned into but we still gotta call her princess tho funny....my son just loves to shoot has no thought yet to hunt but he enjoys going with me and sitting but he gets so excited the night before he stays up and then he sleeps during the hunt... where's the problem with that at least I know ill have silence during it...
     
  20. foodplot19

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    Our oldest is 8 and is really interested. Our 4 year old is interested also.
    We'll see how it goes.
     

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