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Contact Bear Archery Instructions for Beginning Archers

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Warning! Not a toy

ARMGUARD:

(Not included with some bows)

Put the arm guard on the arm with which you hold the

bow, It should cover the inside of the lower arm to protect

it from being slapped by the string when string is -released. (Figure 5)

ARMGUARD

FINGER TAB:

(Not included with some bows)

The finger tab protects your fingers from rubbing by the bow string when string is released. (Figure 6)

To place finger tab on hand:
1. Slip the finger tab over your second finger so that the tab is on the palm side of your hand with the small lobe up.
2. Bend the tab so that the small lobe covers your index finger and the large lobe covers your middle two fingers.

FINGER TAB

HOLDING THE STRING AND ARROW:

Hook the three fingers on the string at the first joint. Place the thumb and little finger together in the modified Boy Scout Salute. (Figure 7)

HOLDING THE STRING AND ARROW

SHOOTING STANCE AND AIMING:


1. Stand with your body at a right angle to the target. (Right handers will have their left shoulder toward the target. Left-handers will have their right shoulder toward the target. These instructions are written for right-handers. Left-handers simply reverse instructions) (Figure 8)

2. Stand with the target slightly to the front of a line running from your left shoulder. (Figure 8)

3. Hold the bow in your left hand. Extend left arm toward the target with your head in a natural "looking at the target position.

4. Place the arrow on the left hand side of the bow with the odd colored feather (index vane) facing the left.

5. Nock the arrow on the string.

6. Pull the string using your first three fingers of your right hand, with the arrow between your first and second fingers. Keep your left arm (holding the bow) slightly bent. Keep bow straight up and down.
(Figure 7)

7. Pull the string to your face. Aim arrow at target and release string.

SHOOTING STANCE AND AIMING:

THE TARGET:

The target face shipped with this set should be mounted close to the ground and on something that will accept the arrow and hold it, will not cause the arrow to glance off, and will not damage the arrow. For example, use a large cardboard box stuffed with straw.

Shooting an arow at a target

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:

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