Know your equipment

Parts of the Compound and Recurve Bows

Store bows horizontally resting on limbs

Arrows
Store and carry arrows in a covered, secure fashion
Keep points shaving- sharp to be effective. Replace broadheads, or replaceable blades, after shooting in the field
Handling the Bow

1. Keep wrist straight but not rigid. Hold the bow loosely -
don't clench the bow

2. Nock the arrow with the cock feather up-out,away from the bow.

Draw the arrow back to the same 'anchor point' on your cheek or mouth every time.
Handling the Bow
Release the arrow with a steady motion. Finger gloves, tabs, releases or trigger devices may be used. Check regulations to see what is legal in your hunt area
Always use
arm & finger
protection .
  • Get accustomed to your bow
  • Learn to shoot consistently well under different conditions
  • Get to know your effective range (20-30 yards max for most skilled archers)