Traditional Recurve Bows Safety and Warnings


Please read the following safety information. Disregarding these warnings may cause serious injury to you and/or others.

 WARNING!  CAREFULLY INSPECT YOUR BOW BEFORE EACH USE. Carefully note the condition of the shooting string, limbs and riser before you shoot. Frayed bowstrings should be replaced. Damaged risers, limbs, etc. should be reported to your local dealer for inspection or replacement. USING A BOW WITH DAMAGED COMPONENTS MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY AND FURTHER BOW DAMAGE.

 WARNING!  NEVER "DRY FIRE" YOUR BOW. Dry fire means to draw and release the bowstring without firing an arrow. Firing a bow without an arrow (to absorb the energy) can cause severe damage to your bow and possible injury to the shooter or others nearby. Let down the bow slowly and carefully from any drawn position. Never try drawing a bow that does not fit your size or strength. Damage caused by a dry fire will not be covered under warranty.

 WARNING!  MINIMUM ARROW WEIGHT. Do not shoot an arrow weighing less than five grains for every pound of peak draw weight. For example: If your bow’s peak weight is 40 pounds, do not shoot an arrow weighing less than 200 grains. Shooting an arrow below five grains per pound can cause damage to your bow and possible injury to the shooter or others nearby. Damage caused by shooting an arrow that is too light will not be covered under warranty.

 WARNING!  NEVER EXPOSE YOUR BOW TO EXTREME HEAT OR PROLONGED MOISTURE. Excessive heat, such as a sunny day inside a closed vehicle, could cause component failure. Prolonged storage in a hot, dry attic or damp basement can also be damaging. Store the bow properly when not in use. Damage caused by extreme exposure will not be covered under warranty.

 WARNING!  BE SURE OF YOUR BACKSTOP. Make sure that the backstop you use is large enough to catch a stray arrow and that it is thick enough that the arrow will not completely penetrate it. Make sure to position it in a safe direction away from people, animals, buildings and roads.

 WARNING!  BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET. Make sure that there are no people, animals, buildings, roads or other objects behind or near your target. Be absolutely sure of your target in low light conditions.

 WARNING!  INSPECT ALL ARROWS. Before shooting, inspect your arrows for damage. Discard cracked or dented shafts. Replace damaged or loose fletchings and nocks. Never shoot a damaged arrow. Shooting a damaged arrow can cause serious damage to your bow and or injure the shooter or others nearby.

 WARNING!  ALWAYS BE SAFE. Never shoot straight up. Wear safety glasses when working on and shooting your bow. Be careful around the shooting string when using broadheads. Cutting the shooting string can cause serious damage to your bow and possible injury to you or others. Do not draw the bow beyond its maximum draw length. Never point or aim a drawn bow at another person. An adult must always supervise children.

 WARNING!  READ AND HEED ALL WARNINGS. Hoyt cannot be held responsible for injuries suffered or caused by misuse, unsafe or improper arrow and bow combinations. Hoyt cannot be held responsible for injuries sustained when using an altered, modified, or damaged Hoyt bow. In addition, always read the warning labels of any other product being used in conjunction with a Hoyt bow (target, arrows, quiver...) and adhere by the safety guidelines cta: "For more safety and warning information for your Hoyt Traditional recurve bow, download the 2015 Traditional Recurve Manual."

 WARNING!  When handling and using a bow, including all stages of the bow being drawn to full draw, the bowstring being released, or the bow being let down, the archer and all bystanders must keep all body parts outside of the path of the bowstring and away from all moving parts.