Archery for Beginners: How To Get Started [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’d like to get into archery as a hobby but you have no idea where to begin, we absolutely understand how you feel.

A lot of people are really excited to grab a bow and start shooting, but feel confused by all the terms and equipment and measurements.

After all—there’s a lot to know! From recurve bows to compound bows, which is best for you? Before diving in and heading to the archery range you should learn about the specific parts of a bow (like the riser, limbs, and bow string), types of arrows (such as aluminum, wood, and carbon), and calculating necessary draw weight. Don’t forget to learn terms associated with arrows such as arrowhead, fletching, nock, and shaft.

Above all else remember that a bow and arrow is ultimately a weapon and can be dangerous. Always follow safety rules put in place at your local range and never dry fire your bow.