how to get started with archery

How do I get started with archery

Are you looking for quick and clear answers about your beginner hunting and archery questions? You have come to the right place! Our team of expert bowhunters here at Tooth of the Arrow Broadheads have answers to all of your questions!

How do I get started with archery?

The best place to start is at a local archery pro shop with a lesson and a bow rental. It is a good idea to have a guided shooting session with a pro and rented equipment to make sure you like archery before buying all of the equipment for yourself. A lesson is also necessary for safety, because a bow is a serious weapon that can hurt people if you aren’t careful.

Can I teach myself archery?

You can teach yourself archery, but it is best to start with a lesson to learn the fundamentals of safety in archery. Once you have learnt the basics from a pro, you will be able to teach yourself archery. Archery takes a lot of hard work and time to master, and you can become an expert archer on your own through dedicated research, practice sessions, and commitment!

Am I too old to start archery?

No, you are not too old to start archery! As long as you can stand on your own two feet and have two working arms, you can learn archery at any age. Adults may actually find it easier to learn archery than children, because it is a very detail-oriented skill. Adult archery equipment is also better built and generally more accurate than children’s equipment. Archery is the perfect outdoor activity to start as an adult!

What type of bow should a beginner use?

Beginners can start with a recurve, or a compound bow. A recurve bow is much simpler and easier to shoot, but a compound bow will be more accurate with practice. Compound bows are more expensive and require more pieces of gear to use, but are what most archer’s end up shooting due to their higher power and accuracy. It is a good idea for a beginner to start with a recurve bow, and upgrade to a compound bow after they have developed some skill. Many archers choose to stick with recurve bows forever due to the traditional and historic aspect of recurve archery.

What lb bow should I use?

With recurve bows, adults should start with 30lb bows or less. With compound bows, most adults will have no issues starting with a 40lb bow, but be sure to test out what you are capable of shooting at a pro shop before buying anything. They will be happy to help you find the gear that is right for you! For beginner archers, it is better to start with a draw weight that is too light than too heavy, because you will not learn proper shooting form if the bow is too difficult for you to pull.


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