Nova Scotia Crossbow Safety Course


Long Term

long term storage

If you do not plan to use your recurve crossbow for extended periods of time, it is recommended to remove the string from your crossbow. This will relax the limbs by removing the tension from the string. When removing any parts from your crossbow, it is recommended that you refer to your crossbow's owner's manual and that you feel comfortable in doing so. If not, contact your local crossbow shop.

The energy of the compound crossbow makes it very difficult to unstring without the use of a crossbow/bow press. Removing the string is usually only needed if the string is damaged. Otherwise, compound crossbows can be stored un-cocked with the sting on and placed in a secure location.

Always refer to your owner's manual on the process of removing any parts on your compound crossbow.

It is strongly recommended that you store your bolts and broadheads in a secure location, out of the reach of children.