After yesterdays time at the Archers Den I have been wondering about my youngest and her ability to wield a bow. She is 8 years old and small framed, so her initial time with the bow was a bit rough. Paul made a couple adjustments to the bow and was great in teaching her the basics. To her credit, she started with arrows flying all over the place and finished by putting 10 in row on the target board. She even popped her balloon with the last shot. She was using a small Genesis bow.
My question is this: Will youth bows for the little ones take down small game? If we get into this the goal would be target shooting and eventually small game hunting. My little ladies may talk all sweet, but underneath they want to go out and kill something.
I am just curious about buying her a small bow that would end up doing well at the range, but unable to take down a bunny in the field. Or would we be able to up the poundage on the bow as her strength and skills improve? Or am I not giving the power of those small bows enough credit?
Money for bows is limited and I would hate to drop a couple hundred for a bow just to upgrade a short time later. Paul did show me a bow system he had that allows a bow to grow with the user, but it looked a bit large for her just yet. Would be a good setup for my 12 year old though.