NEVER dry fire Bow

Never draw a wood bow past its intended draw length

Never leave a bow strung near a heat source or in a hot car

Unstring bow after use

Use of a stringer is highly recommended, the step through method and even the push pull method can cause irreparable damage to the bow if done incorrectly.  No matter which method you choose, remember to keep both limbs bending in time.  Also keep the string tight as you string the bow as to not over draw the bow as you are stringing it. 

Don’t string the bow backwards.

Only use b50 or b55 string material unless otherwise specified by the bowyer

Make sure your string is in good shape before stringing, and waxed properly.  Also make sure the string is in the string groves if applicable and is lined up on the tips straight.

Don’t stand the bow on its end.  I recommended to hang the bow up vertically or rest it horizontally on a rack.

Bows with sinew or rawhide backing should be kept away from animals, as sometimes animals like to chew on sinew and rawhide.

 

Make sure the bow stays sealed up, reseal the bow at least twice a year or more depending on use and weather with tru-oil or other acceptable sealers recommended by bowyer.

Storing in a bow sock or bow case will prevent scratches and dings

If you notice ANY Damage such as cracks, splinters, lifting, or any funny noises such as a ticking sound, stop use immediately, unstring it as carefully as possible, and contact bowyer. 

Appropriate arrow weight should be used.  A safe, tried, and true formula, is ten grains per pound of draw weight,  i.e. a 50-pound bow should shoot a 500 grain arrow. 

Watch the tips and limbs of bow when shutting car doors