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THE Genesis line of bows, can be adjusted to accomodate a wide variety of draw lengths and draw weights.

This process was not only frustrating but expensive. When selecting a bow for either a beginner or an older youngster that will soon be hunting, it’s important to make the correct decision on the basic equipment, so let’s take a few minutes to discuss the right approach. Fitting a bow for a youngster is just like fitting one for an adult with the exception of the fact that a youngster will get stronger and taller, changing both the draw length and the weight range. The most important thing is to get the youngster fitted up properly by determining draw length and what weight can be drawn comfortably. This is best done at an archery pro shop where a variety of bows are available for trial. It is important that they are fitted properly, because it’s impossible to shoot accurately with a bow that does not fit. If your son or daughter wanted to be a basketball player and they wore a size eight shoe it would not make much sense to buy them a pair of twelves, figuring they would grow into them. He or she could not play well in shoes that didn’t fit, and I know that using a bow that doesn’t fit will not work, either. Once you have determined the proper draw length and comfortable draw weight,
PARKER’S SideKick Extreme comes in weight ranges of 20 to 40 and 40 to 60 pounds with 18 to 28 inches of draw length making it an excellent bow for a growing archer.

here is where the difference between selecting an adult bow and a youth bow is decidedly different. An adult should buy a bow that matches his specifications at its high end. In other words, if you have a 29-inch draw and can draw 60 pounds comfortably, you select a bow that most closely matches those specifications, as that will provide you the most efficient set up. However, when selecting a youth bow you want to select a bow that meets the desired specification as close to the low end of the bow’s adjustment range as possible. For example, if the youngster has a draw length of 23 inches and can draw 25 pounds comfortably, you look for a bow that could be adjusted from let’s say 20 to 28 inches of draw length, and has a weight range of 20 to 45 pounds. This bow now gives the user five inches of increased draw length, as they grow and another 20 pounds of adjustable draw weight as they get stronger. A bow like this could easily last an individual for four or five years and take them from shooting in the backyard to hunting deer. Of course this depends at what age the bow was purchased and the rate of growth of the individual. The point is that by buying the right model bow with the right specification, several years of use can be guaranteed. Now let’s look at some considerations when selecting a youth bow. Bows Brennan Industries (a division of Mathews) makes the Genesis bow, which comes in three different models and a large variety of colors. The Genesis bows are all draw weight adjustable, but none require draw length
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012
History of the Whitetail
26 Days for a Gobbler
I Took a Stand
Enemies Among Us
The Smile Says It All
Wild Turkey Trivia
Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 26 Days for a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - I Took a Stand
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Enemies Among Us
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Smile Says It All
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Trivia
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Crossings
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