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#6107935 - 12/29/15 10:45 AM New to bow hunting
lk05077 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/14
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Loc: north texas
My daughter is wanting to bow hunt my question is what would be a decent draw weight to get her up to before letting her hunt. She is 13 and has a 28 inch draw. Mainly looking at deer , hog and turkey. Keeping shots under 30 yards

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#6108000 - 12/29/15 11:28 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: lk05077]
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There are some I know of getting good results with 35lb draw keeping shots short inside 25 yards. If stretching to 30 I would want 40lbs min. Shot placement (think heaviest bone as a rib) is even more important and selection of arrows and broadheads. Think Traditional style, heavy arrows and cut on contact broadheads.

For a visual of what heavy arrows and cut on contact broadheads can do for penetration take a look at some of the Griz Stick videos

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#6108016 - 12/29/15 11:33 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: lk05077]
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Another route to get arrow weight up is the weight tubes from 3RiversArchery.com
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#6108059 - 12/29/15 11:57 AM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: lk05077]
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Thank u

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#6108702 - 12/29/15 07:09 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: lk05077]
PiePuncher Offline
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Registered: 09/18/09
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Loc: Fort Worth
28 inch draw at 13? Your daughter must be a giant. How did u come up with her draw length, if you dont mind me asking. I'm 5'11 and my draw Length is 28.5


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#6108722 - 12/29/15 07:25 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: PiePuncher]
lk05077 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/14
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Loc: north texas
Measured at 3 shops and she is 5 10

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#6108784 - 12/29/15 08:09 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: lk05077]
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Big 13 year old.

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#6108801 - 12/29/15 08:15 PM Re: New to bow hunting [Re: lk05077]
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Yes she is looks much older not a good thing.

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