How To Release A Bow In Archery

How To Release A Bow In Archery

The correct release in archery can greatly affect your accuracy. In this step by step guide Michael Peart, professional recurve archer and Olympic reserve, shows you the correct way to release a recurve and a compound bow.

Top Tips

  • When shooting a recurve bow: just relax your fingers to release the arrow, don't open your fingers.
  • With a compound bow you can use a release aid to give you a smoother release. Draw the bow, lay your thumb on the trigger, and increase the pressure until the arrow is released.