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? about release for my 3 yr old

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my 3 yr old is shooting a bow now and he want to shot like dad with a releasedp the make one that small or should i get a little goose and shortin it up as far as i can help if you can thanks jamie
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I say keep the fingers!

Dodgedude2003 said:
I would wait 4 or 5 years. I dont know about your son, but with my boys, patience is iffy at best. Its very flattering when our boys want to be just like us, but I would hate to see the lad get overwhelmed and quit because of it.

I have a boy that will be 8 in a month, and he just HAD to have a sight for his bow. He wants to be like the ole' man and his brother. But he doesnt have the ability to actually use it, because he wont settle down. It takes a great deal of coordinated effort to use all of the stuff we've got.

The main thing is to keep the fun in shooting, which ever way you go.
I am very greatful for having come from the age of FINGERS ONLY shooting and recurves for that matter! I think it teaches you alot about hand eye coordintion, and dicipline!
I agree with Dodgedude on this one. They have their whole life ahead of them with compounds and new technology! These future archers won't have many reason to pick up a traditional bow besides a novelty idea.
Keep it simple! Let them remember the traditional methods as great memories. The same as most of us have.
Great to see them start so young!
PS would love to see a picture of that 3 yr old!
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