Anybody who has ever shot an arrow into an archery target whether it be a regular square target or a 3D animal has more than likely experienced a situation where it is a struggle to pull the arrow from the target. This is especially true for newer targets. Instead of pulling muscles and wrenching your back there are easier ways of getting your arrow out of the target without having to get hurt. Here are 3 tips that will help you to easily pull your arrow from targets in this situation.
1. Use Arrow Lube
Arrow lube works wonders and is a great preventative measure that you can take to help reduce the chances of your arrow becoming bound up and stuck in the target. It is important that you only place the lube on the first 4 inches or so otherwise will cause too much of the arrow to become slippery making it hard to get a good grip on it.
2. Twist then Pull
This is actually a great way to remove an arrow that has become stuck in a target with ease. The key is to twist to break the “seal” and then pull on the arrow. When using this technique it is important that you have a good grip on your arrow and that you are twisting and pulling the arrow without bending it.
3. Use an arrow puller
One of the major keys to the above technique or to pulling an arrow from a target in general is to have a good solid grip on the arrow. There are plenty of “arrow pullers” out there that you can buy that work very well, however if you’re like me and want a cheap arrow puller use that rubberized foam matting that you would place under objects to keep them from moving.
Pulling an arrow from a target should not be and doesn’t have to be a strenuous task. If you use the above tips it will make pulling your arrows from targets a whole lot easier and faster.