My two boys (12 and 9) and myself just have gotten into traditional archery. I am a high school science teacher and the PE department at my school got rid of the archery unit for liability reasons. I took three of the cheap bows and arrows they had and took my boys to a public range and we had an absolute blast. I could not get them to leave. We bought a bag target to use with the cheap bows and have literally wore it out over the last month. Well for Christmas I decided to get all three of us some better bows. I bought myself a Fred Bear Montana long bow and I bought the boys the Fred Bear Titan recurves. I cannot wait to open gifts this Christmas and start shooting.
I bought all three of us all the accessories we need, arm guards, shooting gloves, quivers, bow stringer, target, arrows. I hope this turns out to be a lifelong hobby we can always do together. They are already big into the outdoors, we love camping, kayaking and fishing.