Archery Basics

Handling the Bow

Draw Stance -
Shooting - Sighting-in

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

  • Nock the arrow with the cock feather up-out, away from 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)

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