Archery Safety Rules
An arrow is as deadly as a bullet, so the basic rules that govern firearm shooting also apply to archery.
Here are some additional safety rules for archers.
- Release an arrow only when the path to the target and beyond is clear.
- Avoid shooting an arrow in the general direction of another person. Arrows are easily deflected.
- Never dry-fire a bow or crossbow.
- To prevent injury, use a special wrench when attaching broadheads to arrows and keep broadheads covered with a hard quiver when transporting.
- Use the appropriate bowstringer or bow press when stringing a bow.
- Keep your fingers out of the path of the string when gripping a crossbow.
Potentially Dangerous Crossbow Grips: These three hand positions are potentially dangerous and could lead to severe finger injury when firing the crossbow.
Correct Crossbow Grip: With the leading hand in this position, there is no possibility of the cable passing over the fingers and injuring your hand.