Bows and Arrows
To shoot a bow and arrow:
- Stand at a right angle to the target with your feet approximately shoulder-width apart. You should feel comfortable and balanced.
- Nock the arrow, then simultaneously raise the bow and draw the string back to your "anchor point."
- Aim and release the arrow by letting your fingers slip quickly away from the string. Never dry fire a bow.
Before you go bowhunting, you should perfect your archery skills. This includes sighting-in and tuning your bow, practicing in a safe place with target points that match the broadheads you will use for bowhunting, and aiming at different types of targets such as stumps and 3-D animal targets.
Learning to judge distances is a critical skill for bowhunters. Methods for judging distances include markers, subtending, and range finders.