How to Shoot a Compound Bow

Introduction: How to Shoot a Compound Bow

Hey I'm going to show you guys how to shoot a Compound bow. First off you need to go to an archery shop and have your bow fixed to the right draw length and the right amount of pounds you are drawing back. This, of course, is after you purchase your bow.

Step 1: Items Needed

You are going to need to have the right arrows for your bow (with field tips!!), a decent quick release, a target to shoot at, a good area to shoot your bow, and, of course, you need your bow.

Step 2: Before Releasing

Put your quick release on. After this you are going to position your bow to be ready to shoot. Then you "nock" the bow (set the arrow on the string and the rest).

Step 3: Shooting

Draw back your arrow on your bow with your quick release and aim at the target by looking through your "guide hole" (this is about at eye level.) Now you release your arrow. I don't have anyone to take a picture of this step for me so I apologize.

Step 4: Finished

Hopefully you were steady enough to hit your target. Now you just repeat this over and over again to get better. If anything is possibly wrong in your eyes, let me know by commenting and please vote for me in the hunter gather contest!
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    Margene AnneK
    Margene AnneK

    6 years ago

    I'm learning to push and pull. For example, draw your bow back, anchor you point, relax your fingers, move your finger around the trigger onto the trigger, put a little tension on the trigger (not to much or you will shoot), use the bones in your wrist to push the bow forward, the use your release hand and pull the bow with your release hand back, kind of like splitting the bow in two. This will cause the bow to shoot without hitting the trigger at all. You will then be surprised by the shot, and your hand will launch back far past your head in a fast motion. It makes your groups tighter and you more accurate. I recommend to just shoot at a blank hay bale or a blank target with no circles on it. Just practice the motion so you get the hang of it then a couple weeks later try the same strategy but aiming at a real target. Good luck! Ps. This takes awhile to learn, but it's the proper way to shoot a bow, even hunting or in tournaments.

    Hope my website will help you can find the best compound bow. Thank every one !


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Nicely done with the pics and description. Might want to add that when you are looking through your guide hole you need to line up the center of the hole with the end of the sight pin that is set for the distance you are shooting. Most bow sights use 3-5 pins, set at different yards. They can be adjusted vertically and horizontally and are usually adjusted at 5yrd increments, starting at 10yrds or 15yrds. And just like shooting a gun, keep your finger off the quick release trigger until you are ready to fire since most of them have a hair trigger or pretty close to it. Also the techniques when using a compound bow for fishing are slightly different than when using them for hunting. Most bowfisherman dont use a release or sights. They typically use finger savers on the bow string and either release from their chin (like the typical method when used for hunting) or release from eye level (the typical method I use as well as many others). Shooting a bow is rather fun and a great sport for all ages, just remember to be safe and only point down range at your target.