I feel this would be a good group, that's why I created it.
You would not believe the number of telephone calls I get from parents and even adults wanting to know how to get started.
Beginners should not go to places like wal-mart. This would be extremely bad. You will most likely not get fitted properly. This will cause huge problems in shooting accuracy and you will probably get discouraged.
Find a real pro shop. If you don't know of any pro shops, find an Archery Club near you. They should be able to point you to a real pro shop. If you don't know how to find an Archery club near you go here
and click one one of the Club search links.
Proper fit is probably the number one problem in archery shooting today. Many people have bows with draw lengths that are too long. In the beginning, I too used to shoot a 30" draw. I currently am shooting 29" and I'm 6'1" tall. If your 5' 8" you do not have a 30" draw.
I just hope this group will provide the necessary information to get beginners started.
If you are a beginner, no question is a dumb question. If you start this sport right, it will become a life long passion.
Please ask questions, we'll help you.