Archery Basics

  • Use and maintain your bow
  • Safely
  • Responsibly
  • Effectively

Safely store - carry - use arrows of different types

Shoot consistently well, within your effective range, in practice and in the field

Safely and effectively use camouflage, a blind or elevated stand

Please don't!

Ever dry fire a bow. Always use an arrow when firing a bow

Ever be careless with broadheads

Treat bows & arrows like you would a loaded firearm - carry or store broadheads covered, and always keep them pointed in a safe direction

Ever shoot bent, cracked or broken arrows

Always check bows and arrows for cracks or separations

Ever hunt from an elevated stand without using a safety harness

Always strap in, as soon as you get into the stand

Ever carry your hunting gear with you into an elevated stand

Always use a hauling line to hoist it up after you're safely strapped in.

Don't Ever shoot at a sound or target with an obscure background

Always be sure of your target and what lies beyond it