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Bear Archery Instructions for Beginning Archers

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Warning! Not a toy
  • Always remember that a loaded bow is a deadly weapon!
  • Never show your skill by using a human target or permit someone to hold a target for you!
  • Be sure no one is standing in front of or to the sides of the archer while bow Is being drawn or shot! Be sure everyone is standing behind the archer.
  • Shoot only at the target. Try first shots at closer distances until the archer feels comfortable shooting the bow.
  • Never use arrows that are too short!
  • Replace your bowstring when it becomes worn or frayed.
  • Always string your bow properly!
  • Always use finger and arm protectors!
  • Always have an adequate backstop in the area behind the target. Make sure the area behind the target is clear and free of objects that may cause the arrows to bounce off or be deflected. The target in this set is designed to have its base on the ground or close to the ground so that the arrow will not have to be shot upward.
  • Do not allow anyone to retrieve arrows until ALL arrows have been shot!
  • Remember, look before you shoot!
  • Inspect bow and arrows periodically for imperfections such as cracks, splits or splinters. If any damage is detected, bow or arrow must be destroyed!
Loading the string _ Figure 1

STRINGING THE BOW

* Wooden Bows are best strung using a Bow Stringer

  1. Hook string onto the end of the lower limb so that the string runs along the face of the bow. (Figure 1 b)
  2. Grasp the loose end of the string with your left hand and grasp upper limb near the top with your right hand. Your right hand should be on the back of the bow.
  3. Lay curve of lower limb over left ankle. (Figure 2)
  4. Step right foot over bow so that the face of the bow touches the back of your right thigh.
  5. Push slightly against the bow with your right hand.
  6. Raise left heel off ground, lock right knee and push forward with right hand so bow bends naturally. Insert string loop through hole and hook loop over limb end. (Figure la & Figure 2)

TO UNSTRING BOW:

Reverse the process above. It is a good idea to string and unstring your bow several times until it becomes easy and natural to do. As well, you should take the string off the bow when you have finished shooting.

STRINGING THE BOW - Figure 2

The ARROW:

The arrow nock always has the groove positioned so that the index vane (Figure 3) clears the bow in the best fashion.

The ARROW

NOCKING THE ARROW:


Place the arrow nock groove on the string, Make sure the arrow nock groove is completely seated on the string. The arrow should be 9O degree (right angle) to the string. 

(Figure 4) If nock point is installed on string: Place arrow UNDER nock point (not over).

NOCKING THE ARROW

Bows and arrows are not toys!
Safety precautions should be taken just as with an air rifle or darts or any other projectile.
The user MUST read, understand and follow these guidelines: