As a bowhunter, there are a few things I check before shooting my bow for the first time each year. A quick inspection can mean the difference between a smooth transition to the early bow season or bow repair.

Since my bow spends a majority of the summer hanging in the garage – which isn't climate-controlled – the extreme temperatures can warp limbs, crack arrows or even cause fletching glue to lose its adhesiveness. Because of this, I diligently check each of these things before even nocking an arrow.

Follow the simple recommendations in the video and you'll be well on your way to straight shooting in no time.