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Yes, it is great that it’s easier now for the little ones to get started with archery.
I recently wrote a bit more detailed about youth archery sets. Have a look at my post about youth archery sets for kids!
Have a great day.
This is going to be awesome. I am thinking my friends Cub Scout and Boy Scout troop will have a ball with this. Going to forward this now. Do you have a Facebook group/ page/Reply
great to hear that!
Check out my post about youth archery sets in general, too.
I don’t have a facebook group for myarcherycorner yet.
But will make one in the future.
I really enjoyed this article and you have convinced me in to possibly buying the barnett vortex in the near future.Reply
I had a fibreglass recurve bow many, many years back. It was great. I don’t know the technical data, but it was quite powerful.
Archery is an inexpensive sport and hobby to test out for a beginner. This post has given me an idea to get my son away from the computer for a while. Cheers.
Yes, get your son away from the computer!
Archery is a great sport and no matter if someone is in a good physical condition or not, he will be able to practice archery.
There are so many health benefits of archery.
Have a look here at my post about youth archery sets for kids, too.
These look like great bows. My daughter and I made her a bow out of willow a couple years ago. We had lots of fun hunting for a nice piece, debarking it, shaping it and letting it dry. It turned out to be a nice bow. We have yet to make arrows for it.
The bows you have reviewed look like ones my daughters would like, maybe we will purchase them one soon 🙂Reply
I still remember my first bow very well. I made it together with a friend.
Of course we had no idea what we were doing, but it still worked great and we had a lot of fun. We actually made many bows and our arrows were just some thin, sharpened sticks, without fletching (feathers), but still flew well enough.
The challenge was to find sticks that were straight enough.
I am planning to teach how to make simple (survival) bows in the future, but this will still take a while.
In the meantime I do recommend to get one of these youth archery sets, because they have everything your daughter will need to have a great start and experience with archery.
Thanks for sharing your experiences.
You have brought back many fond memories of Wednesday night with the boys club archery sessions. I loved going to those.
Archery has really come a long way since then.
I agree with you about the safety first, never leave children to their own devices until they are well school in safety, even then watch them.
I am looking for something to interest my grandchild who is 10. I need to get him off those games and social sites. He is too young to be sitting in the house vegetating. At his age he should be doing stuff outside.
I think the bow and arrow would be a great option to get him involved in outside activities.
I have a question. I would need to get him the beginner bow set. Do they work for both left and right hand? He is left-handed. My son is also left handed. We will have to get both of them a set to practice with so I don’t want to buy something that is difficult to use..Of course he would need a bigger bow, I just want to make sure it is comfortable to use.
I agree that your grandchild should be outside more, especially at his age of 10.
When I was that young I spent most of my time in the forest or in the garden of our house.
Archery would be a great idea for your grandchild and your son, too.
The Bear Archery Set I reviewed here is for both right AND left handed people.
Be aware, though, that in archery it is not the hand that dictates which bow you need. You have to find out which is the dominant eye of the archer!
I explain this in my archery training. Make sure you check this, before you buy a bow.
A great left hand bow for your son would be the Samick Sage Recurve Bow.
If your son is not very strong (normal build), he should start with a 30-35 LBS bow (draw weight). You can choose the draw weight when you follow the link above.
If it should turn out, that your son’s dominant eye is the right one, then you can just choose the right hand version of the Samick Sage Recurve Bow.
Let me know if you have further questions.
I remember trying out archery in summer camp when I was a kid…it was fun but kind of hard because I didn’t have a lot of upper body strength. And my son just tried it out last year in Cubscouts and seemed to enjoy it. This year they will be doing archery again. He is in 4th grade but he’s a little guy – people usually think he’s about 7 years old. He’s very athletic, plays a lot of sports (flag football, soccer, basketball, and jui jitsu), but other than that one time, he doesn’t do archery. So although he’s athletic, I’m not sure how much upper body strength he has. So with all of this in mind, what bow would you recommend for him that’s in the $20-$30 range?Reply
I think that your boy should be able to easily handle the first two bows I reviewed here on this page.
Please be aware that the first bow is more like a toy for very young archers and your boy will be too old and too strong for that bow quickly.
The second bow will keep up with your son longer and if he doesn’t like the color, there are other colors available when you click on the image.
Both of those bows are in your price range and I can absolutely recommend them for you, but please keep my opinion I wrote above in mind.
The last bow is definitaly the best bow out of the three, but its price is higher of course.
I would advise to either get one of the first two bows or try to borrow a bow from an archery range to see what draw weights your son can already pull.
After that you will have a better idea of which bow suits your boy best.
But if your son really loves archery and wants to shoot for many years, then the Bear Apprentice III is the best bow for him, as it will grow with him and he can use it even when he gets taller and stronger.
I hope that helped you make a decision.
This is truly some great information! I remember my first experience with any form of bow was in my high school gym class, now my husband and I have been eyeing compound bows.
You really provided a great variety of options here for all skill levels, and its good that you state upfront that it should be treated with respect, because could still do harm, no matter what skill level. Overall great read!Reply
When you are interested in compound bows, please check out my article about compound bows.
I also have reviewed a few compound bows like the SAS Rage Compound Bow or the PSE Stinger Compound Bow.
Both are great for beginners and advanced archers.
Let me know what you think about them and when you need any further help.
Great information on some of the best youth archery sets.
I remember trying archery at school and it was a lot of fun. The concentration that is needed is great for kids. It was rather hard and I was not the best at it.
I have a younger cousin who has taken an interest, so I will his parents know of your site which is full of great content.
Thanks for your kind words and recommendation.
Archery is a great sport for everyone. Young and old. I absolutely love it when kids start with archery. Gets them outside and away fromg their phones or consoles
If you or your cousin have any questions, just shoot me a message.
All the best
Excellent article. I can remember taking part in archery in school camp as a 11 year old. I was surprised ( and a little put off ) by how difficult it actually is. Nice to see they have set equipment for kids now.Reply