With movies and programs like the Hunger Games and Arrow, archery has become very popular amongst the youth of today. Everyone wants to be the next Katniss so the enthusiasm to learn archery is at an all time high. The bow and arrow have been around for thousands of years.
In fact, archeologists have found evidence that this effective weapon existing 50,000 years ago in South Africa indicates just how useful this weapon is. At CERAland, we encourage all kinds of sport, including archery. But this practice can be dangerous if you’re not careful.
1) Always Check Your Equipment
People who shoot from a gun always follow gun safety measures. They make sure that their weapon is in a good condition and unlike to explode in their hand. You need to take similar precautions with your bow. A bow carries a lot of tension that helps propel your arrow across and if anything goes wrong, the tension with snap back.
That can be dangerous and you can get hurt. You also need to ensure that the string is in good repair. If you start noticing any signs of wear, replace it immediately. If the string breaks, it can lead to injury. You also need to check for cracked or broken arrows.
You need to keep in mind that bows and arrows are dangerous. Even a blunt tip arrow can kill game and severely injure a human being. It’s vital to take every precaution you can to ensure that you don’t accidentally injure someone. Bear the following points in mind:
Never aim a loaded bow at anyone, even as a joke. As we mentioned before, the tension in the bow will propel the arrow forward if your grip loosens even a by a margin. Never aim at a target you can’t see. That means that you shouldn’t aim at the sky. Always un-string the bow after practice. 3) Etiquette
People who’re shooting are intensely focused on their target. That means they’re easy to startle. Make sure you don’t shout, exclaim, try to talk, or do anything to distract your fellow archers. You also need to listen to your instructor carefully and stop when she asks you to stop. Safety should be your priority while practicing archery.
For more information on archery camping, you can contact CERAland in Indiana for questions and suggestions. Just give us a call at 812 377 5849 or call on our Toll Free line at 888 SEE-CERA. You can also fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.