My 7 year old can't pull back a bow with 30 lb draw weight but could certainly pull the trigger on a crossbow. He missed a buck the last day of rifle last year with the rifle so he has it in his blood! Are there youth sized crossbows out there that are legal for him to use in archery season?
Hunting is not a matter of life and death. It's more important than that.
1 thing to keep in mind is that there is no recoil(unlike a rifle).I have an Excalibur Equinox (225lb). My son (12) shoots it great,but can't -ock it,nor could he -ock a 150lb.We bought a Excal. Vortex(200LB) for him because we got a good deal on it last year.My thought is don't buy a light draw bow because of youth, buy 1 to last! good luck!!
i got a barrnett penetrater for my boys @ dicks its 175lbs it has everything on it comes with 4 bolts 499.00 all you need is broadheds and your ready 2 go .shoots great. we got 2 deer with it last year..