Florida Hunter Safety Course


Stringing a Bow

Bow Stringer

The safest way to string a long or recurve bow is to use a bow stringer. Bow stringers are very strong ropes with ends that are designed to fit snugly onto limb tips, and help the hunter bend the bow enough to secure the bow string onto the string grooves.

Start by slipping the bow stringer onto the limb tips of your bow. Then, stand on the loose middle portion of the stringer, and pull the bow upward until the limbs are flexed enough for the bow string to be slipped into place.

Stringing a compound bow is considerably more complicated, and should be done by a qualified and person, such as a dealer or an experienced bowhunter.