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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined: 07/22/2004
Posts: 26
new to the game

I'm a first timer, obviously. lol I'm 6'6" and have a wing span of 6'9" I'm a pretty big guy and I'm trying to find a compound bow for mostly Elk hunting and some deer hunting. I went to a local sports shop and he told me that I have a 34" draw. Does anyone know a company that sells a bow that big for a first timer to the sport? And does anyone know how to measure your "draw" correctly? The best brands for shafts and heads to use for Elk? To use a "peep" or other "sights"? What about a good arrow rest? A good "release"?
Like I said-I'M A NOOBIE!! Big smile

Joined: 10/29/2003
Posts: 241
new to the game

You're a big one! I'll put my $$ on you over the elk! All kidding aside, I'm not sure of what company would have that. You'd probably have to be measured and have a bow custom built/ordered for you. You would have to start with a longer bow to begin with because i'm sure the new short ones would definately be out.

Location: Sunny San Diego
Joined: 09/02/2003
Posts: 165
new to the game

Or you could give up the idea of a compound, and grab an old English Longbow, don some buckskins with tassles, and head out to the woods with some hand crafted arrows. Big smile

I agree - looks like you're in for a custom job...

Location: Georgia
Joined: 11/15/2004
Posts: 14
new to the game

Call High Country Archery at 423-949-5000
and ask to speak to mike they can spec a bow to youre draw length.

Location: S.E. North Dakota
Joined: 11/12/2004
Posts: 24
new to the game

Not sure what stores you have in your area, but here if your a beginner, ya just have to go to Scheels, Cabelas, Gander Mountain, or a Sportsmans Warehouse, and talk to them, and they would get you all set up with everything you'd need for a newbie!! Good luck,and welcome to a grrrrreat sport.

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