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Drawing the bow

To draw the bow:

  • If you are right-handed, grip the bow handle firmly in the left hand, but don’t squeeze.
  • With your bow arm straight, raise the bow to a point that your arm is parallel to the ground. At the same time, draw the string back to your “anchor point” with the three drawing fingers of your shooting hand.
    • The anchor point may be the corner of your mouth, your cheekbone, or your chin.
    • Practice will help you determine your best anchor point—one that’s both comfortable and provides the most accurate shooting.
    • Your fingers should touch the same anchor point each time you draw the bow.
Arrows must be matched with your bow
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