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THE PARKER Challenger is a crossbow designed for the smaller shooter and weighs just 5.5 pounds.

target. Have them touch the string to the same spot on their face each time or install a kisser button and eliminate the peep until they have more experience. Bow Sling A bow sling is a good investment, because it allows the shooter to learn to shoot with a relaxed grip without fear of dropping the bow. Shooting with a relaxed hand is very important for accuracy and consistent shooting. Release If the new shooter is going to use a release, I suggest a wrist strap model with an index trigger, and set the trigger pull a little hard as opposed to a hair trigger sort of setting. It is important to teach a new shooter to keep aiming while squeezing the trigger, and a hair trigger normally leads to jerking, a habit that can be difficult to break. Lessons As with any other sport, it is important to learn to do it right, and the best way to Alpine Archery www.alpinearchery.com Genesis Bows See your local Mathews Dealer Parker Archery www.ParkerBows.com (540) 337-5426 ProTX Hand Guard www.shootingedgetech.com (801) 805-4710 PSE www.pse-archery.com (520) 884-9065 Winchester Archery www.info@winchesterarchery.com (877) 227-9445
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do that is from the beginning. An investment in lessons is much better than leaving new shooters learn to shoot on their own. Safety Safety is a key component of archery, and a new shooter will naturally be excited with the new bow. Take the time to stress safety and respect for the bow with the new shooter. A bow should be treated with every bit the same respect as any firearm. Safety Equipment The ProTX Hand Guard is a new product on the market for 2012. It’s a glove for the shooter’s bow hand that contains a triple layer of Kevlar and designed to protect the hand in the event an arrow that is too short, or an arrow cracks or explodes upon release, will protect the hand. The glove comes in a variety of hand sizes and is highly recommended for any archer, but especially young shooters. Crossbows Many young bowhunters who cannot handle enough draw weight to hunt with a vertical bow are starting out with a crossbow. One of the problems is the physical weight of a modern crossbow can often make it difficult for many young shooters to handle it easily. Parker Archery is one of the first manufacturers to address the problem with its Challenger crossbow specifically designed for a younger shooter. With a 125-pound draw weight adjustable to 150 pounds, the Challenger weighs in at a mere 5.5 pounds. Summary Archery equipment has changed drastically in the past several years. High end technology has made it more versatile for all archers, including the beginner. By taking some time to investigate what is available in the market, it’s possible to outfit a young archer with excellent quality equipment that will serve him or her for several years. 
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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
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 12
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 15
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
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 52
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 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Crossings
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