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    LSharpe Newb

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    Hello to all I am new to bow hunting and do not know anything if I am being honest. I have this bow from when I was a kid and was wondering if this would be enough to start bow hunting. This was a kids' bow that I got adult limbs for when I got bigger. My question for you all is if this is a safe bow to start deer hunting with. Any advice would be much appreciated thanks! 72790430990__D652D4F0-7B04-41D6-B0B2-5FD305777D16-preview.png
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    How long since you shot it? Probably wouldn't hurt to bring it to a bow shop to get it inspected and tuned, perhaps new strings and cables (if available) Try shooting a new or used bow if the shop has that option. I think you will be impressed with the performance of the newer bows. You don't need a brands top of the line to notice the difference.
     
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    It has been a little over a year since I shot it and had it tuned.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Can you shoot it well? If so hunt away.
     
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    The sight and arrow rest are pretty cheap making it hard to tune. My concerns are spending too much money on this bow rather than just getting a newer used bow.
     
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    bucksnbears Grizzled Veteran

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    If it still fits you comfortably and you can shoot it accurately, go hunting!.

    So many get caught up in the " newest/ greatest" thing.

    Good God, I seen people shooting damn near perfect scores on 3_d ranges 40 years ago.
    The bow shot was" dead in my hand/ no hand shock " and that's the reason I killed that deer said (no one ever)

    Oh and Welcome to the site.
     
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    thanks for the input
     
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    Your rest will be more important when tuning. As long as your DL is correct and the DW is legal I would shoot it until you get addicted and then you will find lots of excuses to buy lots of new gear good luck

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    I believe that the DW is 60 lbs
     
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    If you're new to this, welcome to the club! It's a whole different ball game from other hunting locatins. Patience is key, but man, the thrill of getting that perfect shot is unbeatable.

    My advice? Take your time scouting your spots and get to know the habits of the deer in your area. They're sneaky little buggers, but that's half the fun, right? Also, don't sweat it if you don't get one right away. Every outing is a learning experience.

    Oh, and equipment-wise, don't break the bank. Start with something solid but don't feel pressured to buy all the fancy gear right off the bat. You'll figure out what works best for you as you go.
     
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    I started hunting with a compound bow last year. What a rush to have one come in at 15 yards and turn broadside. I made a great shot on him. So take that bow have it tuned and practice, practice, practice. Good luck
     
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    The biggest piece of advice I would give is shot selection. Many kids have harvested deer with draw weights in the low 30lbs, and I'm sure they had shorter draw lengths than you as well. As long as your shot selection is good, within a comfortable distance and the deer is oriented to allow good show placement I would feel confident with almost any bow.
     

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