Mississippi Hunter Safety Course


Parts of a Bow String

1. Bow String

Attaches to the limbs of a long bow or recurve bow. Attaches to the cable for a compound bow. Has a center nock locator for nocking (positioning) an arrow.

2. String Silencer

An elastic material may be added to the string, resulting in a reduction in string noise and vibration. A string silencer is not used on a long bow.

3. Kisser Button

A small plastic button that attachs to the bow string. At full draw it will touch the archers lips to provide another point of reference for the anchor position.

4. Serving

The wrapping of material in the center of the string to protect the string from wear. The nock locator attaches to the serving.

5. Nock Locator

The mark or device that indicates where the arrow is to be placed on the string. It is located on the serving area of the string.

6. Release Aid Loop

A release aid can be used in combination with a mechanical release for a more accurate shot.