A guide to helping your little lady learn about archery hunting
Sugar and spice and everything nice—that's what little girls are made of. Well, that and field points, caliper releases, and blazer vanes.
Getting your little girl started in archery is easier than it's ever been, with a multitude of products on the shelf to get 'em on target super-fast. At basspro.com alone we've got nearly 20 youth hunting bows and complete archery kits, so you'll be sure to find one that's right for her. And once you get them started, it's a skill they'll likely take with them through the rest of their lives.
Anyone who has even partially mastered the skills of archery knows what a thrill it is to release that arrow and see and hear it hit the bullseye… it's downright addictive. There are three key steps to getting a girl started with bow and arrow:
1. Get the bow setup that's right for her. The guys and gals at the archery counter at Bass Pro or your local archery pro shop can help you with that.
2. She wants to be like mom and dad, so let her watch you shooting. When she sees you having fun, she'll automatically want to join in.
3. Make sure her shooting form is correct from the very first shot. Practice makes perfect, but bad practice is worse than no practice at all.
As far as the hunting side of things, one of the toughest parts of dealing with girls (and boys too, for that matter) is the ick factor—what happens after the hunt. So involve them in the whole process from an early age, by letting them help you clean fish and game, so they understand how food gets from the great outdoors to the table.
Combine this total knowledge of the hunting process with her burgeoning love of archery, and she'll beat you to the treestand next deer season!