Teen Bowhunting Question?

January 6, 2011 by Bowhunter  
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Dennis C asked:

I am 16 years old, and am hunting by myself for the first time. I hunted with my Dad last year, but I didn't practice shooting at all and didn't fire a shot.

This year I have been shooting everyday, and fixing my form step by step. I normally wouldn't have to ask a question on here for my family is big on hunting and they have the answers to every question I ask.

The question is, after I get done bow hunting with this smaller, mediocre bw this year, what bow should I try to get next year? Im using a never used 8 year old Darton bow. My Dad said that this bow is good for the time being, but isn't consistent. Im looking to get something like Mathews or Hoyt next year. I don't have alot of money to use, so which kind would you recommend?

Also, what type of arrow and Color of fletching would you recommend? Just an opinionated question.
Did you seriously think I meant hunting teens? You are rather the funniest person alive or the dumbest.

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3 Responses to “Teen Bowhunting Question?”
  1. Archery Sights

    Bowhunting of teens is illegal.

    EDIT: Only kidding. Just having some fun.

  2. Bowhunting says:

    Gloves, Tabs and Release Aids

    If your looking for Matthews be prepared to drop some serious cash into one, and the same goes for Hoyt. I have a great all around bow that was in a reasonable price range, You may want to check into a Jennings, there excellent bows to hunt with. I would recommend the brightest color of feathers you could get, in case you lost an arrow it would be a lot easier to find. Probably a bright orange or white. I would also suggest getting your knocks in a bright color as well. I hope this has helped you out, and good luck on the upcoming season!

  3. Hoyt Bows

    Your selections for upgrade are excellent choices and though I think Matthews may be the better choice of the two, I don’t see why you would have to put out a large sum of money to get something more suited for your needs.

    I’m 6’6″ with a long draw length so I did find myself going with the Oneida Aero Force which allows my 36″ draw needs.

    You don’t need to purchase a new bow though. Many archery shops take in trades for new and upgrades so you can find yourself a reasonably priced bow that fits your growing needs at one of these places and have it custom-tailored to your personal style.

    As for fletchings… I would avoid white and orange because autumn and winter conditions will only prove to blend with one or the other. I use an iridescent green which jumps out at you no matter what surroundings you may be in. NOTHING IN NATURE BLENDS WITH DAYGLOW GREEN except maybe for some South American Poison Dart frog and chances are… if it’s hopping around, it’s not your arrow.

    I wish you all the best in your hunting… be safe out there.

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