Outdoor Skills - Hunting Q&A

Q: My 7-year-old son is right-handed and left-eyed and is having a hard time learning to shoot a bow and arrow because he is forced to sight the target at an angle. Would it be smart to teach him to shoot left-handed?

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A: I had the same problem as a kid, was a lousy archer, and didn't figure out what the problem was until 40 years later. Because your son is so young, I think the odds are good that he will be able to shoot southpaw. Just start him with a very, very light bow, and don't hurry the process.