point a bow and arrow at another person.
shoot an arrow straight up into the air. You can end up hitting another
person or yourself.
shoot an arrow off into the distance where you cannot see where it will
must be supervised at all times. Even if they are not shooting, they
should be supervised to make sure they don't stray into the path of an
archers should not shoot without supervision.
you are looking for a lost arrow behind a target, always leave your bow
leaning against the target face so that it will be seen by other archers
coming up. If possible, have one archer from your group stand at the
targets shooting position to prevent anyone else from shooting until the
target is clear.
using the 3-D walking course, be sure to stay on the marked path and
travel only in the direction in which the targets are laid out while
shooting is in progress. Going backwards on the trail or across an
unmarked area could place you in the path of a flying arrow, resulting
in serious injury.
NOT shoot arrows with broadheads at standard targets. Broadheads are to
be used only in the designated broadhead area.
your equipment regularly for damage, especially if you are shooting wood
arrows. If you find any defects, do not use that equipment.
draw and release the bowstring without an arrow on it. This is called
“dry firing” and can result in damage to the bow or archer.
use a bowstringer for longbows and recurve bows. This reduces the
possibility of injury to the person stringing the bow.
draw a bowstring back further than the length of the arrow for which it
should only be nocked on the shooting line and pointed in the direction
of the targets.
shooting if there is the slightest chance of anyone crossing in front of
you or the target.
you have finished shooting at the line range, wait until you hear the
word CLEAR or PULL before going toward the targets to retrieve your
don't run toward the targets. Remember, arrows are sticking out of the
targets and can injure you if you happen to trip and fall towards the
pulling arrows out of a target, stand to one side and insure that no one
is directly behind you.
you are using broadheads, be sure that they are adequately covered when
not in use. Treat a broadhead with the same caution that you would
a razor blade.
follow the instructions given by the club officers or other senior