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Location: NE Minnesota
Joined: 01/14/2004
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Light draw weight bow for my wife

Anybody have thoughts on a bow for my wife? I have done a little research, and found a couple bows that would work. Just wondering what you folks thought. Maybe some women archers out there?

She has never hunted. I think she shot bows in high school phy. ed., but that was 10 years ago. I would think she could pull 40 pounds but I'm not sure, she is pretty athletic and strong. It would be nice to find something she can adjust up to use on deer(at least 45lbs.).

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Joined: 01/26/2006
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Light draw weight bow for my wife

i think that 40 would be enough, my cousin when he was 11 years old shot a nice doe at only 34 pounds at 15 yards in the heart and only went 50 yards... with a cut on contact and right shot placement.. she should be fine

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Location: Middle Tennessee
Joined: 01/28/2006
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Light draw weight bow for my wife

PSE has a few bows that might serve her purpose, there is quite a few companies out there who also carry low poundage bows, depending on the amount of money you are willing to spend.

Here is a a partial list for you, inquire with the companies or chek with your local Pro Shop!

High Country
Martin
Ben Pearson
Browning
Mathews
Reflex
Bear
Renegade
Darton

Like I said, there are more than enough companies out there and depending on what your budget will allow, I hope this gets you started!

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Location: NE Minnesota
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Light draw weight bow for my wife

Thanks guys.

archeryhunterME-
In MN we need to have at least 45 lbs to hunt deer. I'm not sure if she could pull that right away though.

As for price, I guess it depends on whether the bow can adjust up high enough once she gets stronger. I would like to keep it under 300 for the bow alone though, since we all know you can spend much more on accessories! I will check some of those brands.

Unfortunately, I don't have a "local" pro shop. I live in middle of nowhere Minnesota. Nearest shop is a good hour away!

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Location: Middle Tennessee
Joined: 11/05/2005
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Light draw weight bow for my wife

Stillhunter, send me a PM about her strengths, dominate eye, right handed, etc..

lets see what we can come up with together, to get you on the right path!

Location: Northern AZ
Joined: 07/24/2005
Posts: 80
Light draw weight bow for my wife

Stillhunter, not sure if you have decided, but Kodiak makes a real nice bow that is super light. You may not find them all the pro shops just yet. Take a look at their website (partially under construction) and you can some basic info on them:

http://www.kodiakoutdoors.net/

I recently purchased one and am very pleased.

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