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    My granddaughter has been after me for a solid year to teach her to shoot a bow. I thought it best to wait until she matured a little and could understand the instruction.

    This weekend she turned seven and got her wish; a brand new Mathews Mini Genesis complete with quiver and arrows. Sunday afternoon after grandma took her shopping for a Hanna Montana bear and a few other girl things, grandpa got his turn. She sat and listened intently while I explained how to handle a bow safely and then showed her how to address the target line. We then worked on how to hold the bow and how to draw and aim. Then we worked on a relaxed release with her fingers before we went to the garage/range for the event…

    I have to tell y’all she is a natural. She shot a dozen shots before she got tired and not once did the arrow fall off the springy and she never missed the bale.

    One proud grandpa...

    I hope she continues to pursue the sport and I can teach her the little I know about archery and hunting…

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    My granddaughter has been after me for a solid year to teach her to shoot a bow. I thought it best to wait until she matured a little and could understand the instruction.

    This weekend she turned seven and got her wish; a brand new Mathews Mini Genesis complete with quiver and arrows. Sunday afternoon after grandma took her shopping for a Hanna Montana bear and a few other girl things, grandpa got his turn. She sat and listened intently while I explained how to handle a bow safely and then showed her how to address the target line. We then worked on how to hold the bow and how to draw and aim. Then we worked on a relaxed release with her fingers before we went to the garage/range for the event…

    I have to tell y’all she is a natural. She shot a dozen shots before she got tired and not once did the arrow fall off the springy and she never missed the bale.

    One proud grandpa...

    I hope she continues to pursue the sport and I can teach her the little I know about archery and hunting…

    Very Cute! I hope she loves it as much as I do! I started at the same age in the back yard with a red bear recurve. Now I'm 32 and my day is consumed with archery thoughts!

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    Javi, that is so cool. Good luck to her. And you better watch out buddy. Absolutely adorable.


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    Default Very Cool

    Chip off the ole block. I see many days of fun ahead.
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    It's is such a joy to see kids her age getting into archery!!!

    That is what being an Ambassador of Archery is all about...teaching the future generation about our beloved sport!!


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    draw length is a little long

    arrows are a little long

    and your belly is a tad too big Javi......

    work on those things and you will have a long happy life in archery......




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    looks like she is having a blast!!!
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    JAVI

    You have an awesome future ahead of you , enjoy everyday no matter what path she takes,

    She looks like a natural
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    That is what life is all about. I bet you couldn't be happier and more proud.
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    Thanks Mike for introducing archery to her. She will always have those those special memories of shootin in the backyard with Grandpa.
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    Great job getting her started JAVI. She will likely be a new world champion if she pays attention to her instructor. What a cutie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    draw length is a little long
    Looks like a smaller Genesis bow, whihc has no specific draw length.
    My kids used the "House Bow's" at the range a bit.


    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    and your belly is a tad too big Javi......
    though my girth is not quite so generous, I'm still in no position to comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    draw length is a little long

    arrows are a little long

    and your belly is a tad too big Javi......

    work on those things and you will have a long happy life in archery......




    J/K

    looks like she is having a blast!!!

    HaHa... I lost 27 pounds since June... but I now know where it went...

    Oh... and you can keep it... I don't want it back.
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    The not quite 4 year old is getting started as well... here is a neat photo of her shooting Sunday.
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    And another of the older one and her target at ten yards...
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    too freaking cute!!
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    Very nice..........

    Does the youngest have her eyes open or closed??


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    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    Very nice..........

    Does the youngest have her eyes open or closed??
    Open when she started the shot but closed as she released...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    Open when she started the shot but closed as she released...
    I close both mine from the start.........


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