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Course review and summary

The bow is a short-range hunting tool.


Course review and summary

Proper bow selection and fit are essential to your accuracy and performance when bowhunting. The most common types of bows are the longbow (stick bow), the recurve bow, and the compound bow.


Course review and summary

Arrows have four parts.

  • Shaft: The long spine of the arrow
  • Fletching: The plastic vanes or feathers on an arrow
  • Arrowhead: The point of the arrow
  • Nock: A slotted plastic tip on the rear end of the arrow

Course review and summary

The common types of arrowheads are bullet point, field point, JUDO point, blunt point, bowfishing point, and broadhead. Broadheads are used primarily for hunting big game.


Course review and summary

Broadheads must be sharp, durable, and matched to your equipment and the game being hunted. To prevent injury, use a special wrench to screw on broadheads.


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Bowhunting accessories include armguards, finger protection, and quivers.


Course review and summary

The safe and easy way to string a recurve bow or longbow is to use a bowstringer. To replace compound bow strings, you must use a bow press or have double tears at the end of each cable.


Course review and summary

Always use the proper equipment for the game you are hunting. Select a bow that is the correct size for you, and ensure it is in good condition. Purchase the correct arrows for your bow, and make sure they are straight with sharp points matched to the game you are pursuing.