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DESIGNED for the young hunter PSE’s Mini Burner has an adjustable draw length of 16 to 26 inches and comes in 20 to 40 pounds draw weights.

Burner, all with adjustable draw lengths and weight ranges designed to grow with the shooter. The above are just a sampling of the bows available from different manufacturers that are ideally suited for the young, growing archer and are suited for both boys and girls. Several manufacturers have introduced a pink camo into their line and are finding that approximately one third of their sales are to young ladies. With a wide range of specifications from which to choose, a high quality bow can be found that could easily last from teenage years until adulthood. As one satisfied father said, “This bow will last him until he can buy his own.” Accessories After you have selected the proper bow a few accessories will be needed before you head to the range. Overall, you can outfit a bow relatively inexpensively, but there are some areas you do need to pay special attention. Arrows When it comes to arrows there are many economical ones from which to choose. The difference in arrows is based upon the tolerances of the arrow. In other words the tighter the straightness tolerance and the closer matched the arrow’s weight, the more accurate and, therefore, the more costly the arrow. For a youngster starting out he or she will not be shooting well enough to notice the difference in arrow quality. But because we are faced with a young archer who will be growing, you do need to have the arrows cut off longer than their present draw length. I would recommend at least three inches, and four inches would not be excessive. There are two reasons for longer arrows. First and most important, if the arrows are cut to size, as the shooter grows the arrows will soon be too short, and then there’s the danger of overdrawing the
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bow. If an arrow falls from the rest and is released, it could strike the shooter’s hand. Second, by the time the youngster’s draw length increases three to four inches, he or she will be ready for new arrows and, by that point, will have probably lost most of them anyway. The arrows should also be spined for a slightly heavier weight then the bow is set at, as they will be increasing the draw weight slightly as they grow. There is no real problem here, as a slightly stiffer arrow will shoot well out of a lighter bow with less tuning problems. Arrow Rest There are many excellent arrow rests on the market, but for the beginner I strongly recommend a full containment rest. A full containment rest is one that totally captures the arrow and prevents it from falling from the rest. While there are several designs, the one most common and best suited for a beginner is the Whisker Biscuit. It is a brush style rest that is simple and easy to shoot, and is very accurate for even the most skilled shooter. I not only highly recommend it for any youth bow, but for many adult hunters as well. Sights For the initial set up an adjustable single pin inexpensive sight works best. There is nothing more confusing for a beginner than to stare at a sight with five pins, trying to remember which one to use. Although peep sights are common on most bows, I would not install one for a beginner. Keep it simple and let the archer get used to shooting and letting some arrows fly at the
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012
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
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 11
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Smile Says It All
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Trivia
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 22
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 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 36
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
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 53
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 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Crossings
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