The reason I'm asking this question is due to being told by a friend that I have started my 10 year old son to soon. My son has been going to the woods with me before he could walk. I worked seconds and my wife worked days so I would pack him around while scoutting. when I praticed with my bow he would be in his stroller. For Christmas we got him a Matthews Ingation casue he had out grown his Genis. For the past two years my son has watched ever hunting video I and our local libaray have. Before turkey season opened he ask if he could use his bow. I check his draw weight and he is pulling 42 lbs. so I said yes to turkey hunting and deer hunting. So far he has only hunted one day with his shotgun the rest has been with bow. He wants to be the next Chuck Adams and do the big game 29 and the turkey slam with a bow. A friend has advised me that I have started him out with a bow to early and that he will give up if he does not shot anything. My son is well aware of bowhunting and that more time you come home empty handed then anything. I feel that if he wants to try it fine and if he wants to take a gun fine also. I feel that it is his choice on what weapon he wants to use. He has taken two birds and 5 deer with a gun. what do you think.