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  • 14 Apr 2017
    There’s no doubt that hunting is highly entertaining. While that might be the case, it’s important to have adequate insights when it comes to fundamental hunting drills and safety procedures. This is especially true if you’re a novice. Before I delve into how and when you should carry arrows in the nocked position, let me share the ins and outs of arrow and bow handling together with safety practices. Safe handling of bow while shooting Are you an inexperienced archer? If yes then you need to know that arrows can turn out to be highly dangerous. While they’re exciting, they’re quite deadly. Here are some precautions you need to consider when handling your bow and arrows: Avoid sending arrows over the horizon Refrain from shooting your arrows in a direction with people. Doing so might cause injury or death. When you send arrows beyond the horizon, you just don’t know what you might hit. To be on the safe side, ensure that there’s something that can stop your arrow in case you miss your target. The last thing you want is to hit your fellow hunter or a prohibited game. As much as you might not mean it, it still amounts to an offense. Avoid shooting straight up Abstain from shooting your arrows straight up. They might come back right back at you at a more fast pace. While it might be for fun, sadly, physics won’t care. The amplified velocity will send the arrow right back to earth at an astounding force. Falling arrows have enough power to not only penetrate the human skill but can kill you instantly. Avoid shooting your arrow towards an unclear path Before shooting, always ensure that the path to your target is clear. How to nock your arrows Follow these steps to nock your arrows like a pro: Are you a right-handed shooter? Hold your arrow right between your right hand’s thumb and index finger. The same should apply to the left-handed archers. If you’re right handed, hold your bow parallel to the surface and at about your waist height using the left hand. Always make sure that the string is towards the body. Carefully lay your arrow shaft on your bow’s arrow rest. While making sure that the cock feather is pointing up, use a string to cautiously align the slot in the nock. You should do this while your bow is parallel to the surface. Pull the arrow back where the string snaps to the slot, thus making it ready to fire. How to carry arrows in a nocked position – when to never carry arrows in this position While it’s important to know when you should carry arrows in the nocked position, it’s also important to know when you should never do it. Never nock your arrow or draw if someone is close or in front of you. Arrows should only be in this position if only you’re approaching the game with extreme caution. The serious safety rules that apply in firearm shooting also govern the world of archery. While bow hunters might rarely witness accidents, you shouldn’t rule them out. Consequently, you have the responsibility, as an archer, to adhere to every rule highlighted in this primer. It’s prudent to incorporate all these rules whenever you’re handling your archery equipment, especially when you’re on the outdoors. When to carry your arrows in the nocked position The ONLY moment when you should carry your arrows in the nocked position is when approaching a target. In addition to this rule, you should also adhere to every rule highlighted above. Most if not all professionals discourage novices from drawing their bow if people are in front of them. Always keep in mind that sturdy objects can deflect your arrow. For instance, even a twig has the ability to alter your arrow’s trajectory. Such an attribute of an arrow makes it highly dangerous, especially when shooting in an unspecified direction. You must therefore be highly cautious when out on the field. Conclusion There’s more to hunting than just hitting your target or catching something. So what makes it more exciting? The exciting part is learning and understanding how to safely and properly use your arrow and bow as well as mastering the art of how to carry your arrows in a nocked position. Therefore, success isn’t from the number of targets you hit or how great your catch is. Success in hunting shouldn’t focus so much on the outcome but on the process of the activity. While knowing hunting basics is important, it’s not enough. You must acquire the knowledge and skills on how to be a responsible hunter. Therefore, obtain your hunting slingshot and head out to your next hunting escapade.  
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  • There’s no doubt that hunting is highly entertaining. While that might be the case, it’s important to have adequate insights when it comes to fundamental hunting drills and safety procedures. This is especially true if you’re a novice. Before I delve into how and when you should carry arrows in the nocked position, let me share the ins and outs of arrow and bow handling together with safety practices. Safe handling of bow while shooting Are you an inexperienced archer? If yes then you need to know that arrows can turn out to be highly dangerous. While they’re exciting, they’re quite deadly. Here are some precautions you need to consider when handling your bow and arrows: Avoid sending arrows over the horizon Refrain from shooting your arrows in a direction with people. Doing so might cause injury or death. When you send arrows beyond the horizon, you just don’t know what you might hit. To be on the safe side, ensure that there’s something that can stop your arrow in case you miss your target. The last thing you want is to hit your fellow hunter or a prohibited game. As much as you might not mean it, it still amounts to an offense. Avoid shooting straight up Abstain from shooting your arrows straight up. They might come back right back at you at a more fast pace. While it might be for fun, sadly, physics won’t care. The amplified velocity will send the arrow right back to earth at an astounding force. Falling arrows have enough power to not only penetrate the human skill but can kill you instantly. Avoid shooting your arrow towards an unclear path Before shooting, always ensure that the path to your target is clear. How to nock your arrows Follow these steps to nock your arrows like a pro: Are you a right-handed shooter? Hold your arrow right between your right hand’s thumb and index finger. The same should apply to the left-handed archers. If you’re right handed, hold your bow parallel to the surface and at about your waist height using the left hand. Always make sure that the string is towards the body. Carefully lay your arrow shaft on your bow’s arrow rest. While making sure that the cock feather is pointing up, use a string to cautiously align the slot in the nock. You should do this while your bow is parallel to the surface. Pull the arrow back where the string snaps to the slot, thus making it ready to fire. How to carry arrows in a nocked position – when to never carry arrows in this position While it’s important to know when you should carry arrows in the nocked position, it’s also important to know when you should never do it. Never nock your arrow or draw if someone is close or in front of you. Arrows should only be in this position if only you’re approaching the game with extreme caution. The serious safety rules that apply in firearm shooting also govern the world of archery. While bow hunters might rarely witness accidents, you shouldn’t rule them out. Consequently, you have the responsibility, as an archer, to adhere to every rule highlighted in this primer. It’s prudent to incorporate all these rules whenever you’re handling your archery equipment, especially when you’re on the outdoors. When to carry your arrows in the nocked position The ONLY moment when you should carry your arrows in the nocked position is when approaching a target. In addition to this rule, you should also adhere to every rule highlighted above. Most if not all professionals discourage novices from drawing their bow if people are in front of them. Always keep in mind that sturdy objects can deflect your arrow. For instance, even a twig has the ability to alter your arrow’s trajectory. Such an attribute of an arrow makes it highly dangerous, especially when shooting in an unspecified direction. You must therefore be highly cautious when out on the field. Conclusion There’s more to hunting than just hitting your target or catching something. So what makes it more exciting? The exciting part is learning and understanding how to safely and properly use your arrow and bow as well as mastering the art of how to carry your arrows in a nocked position. Therefore, success isn’t from the number of targets you hit or how great your catch is. Success in hunting shouldn’t focus so much on the outcome but on the process of the activity. While knowing hunting basics is important, it’s not enough. You must acquire the knowledge and skills on how to be a responsible hunter. Therefore, obtain your hunting slingshot and head out to your next hunting escapade.  
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