MARK SERIES ARROW SAFETY
BE SURE TO FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES TO ENSURE SAFE ARROW USE
ALWAYS practice safe shooting.
NEVER point arrows at any person or property. An arrow can be accidentally discharged and cause death, personal injury or property damage.
NEVER shoot an arrow without having full visual contact with the target and knowing what is behind the target.
Use good judgment in determining whether or not something is unsafe, incorrect, or there is a possibility of harm.
HUNTING WITH ARROW SAFETY
Inspect carbon arrows for damage prior to every shot
Impact with hard objects, other arrows or being shot into a game animal can all cause damage. G5 Outdoors highly recommends flexing each arrow and inspecting for any sign of cracks or splits before each use.
To test your arrow:
- Grasp the arrow firmly with both hands between the point and nock or bushing.
- Gently, twist, flex and squeeze the shaft and listen for cracking.
When hunting, the possibility of arrow damage increases significantly. This is due to the high likelihood of the arrow impacting various things (roots, trees, fences, posts, rocks, hard ground, bone, etc.), possible misuse (improper maintenance, abuse, or care), impact with other arrows, or the angle in which it impacts/passes through an animal. Damage to the arrow can result in sharp and/or splintered carbon fragments which are harmful to humans, especially if ingested.
If there is ANY suspected carbon arrow damage please utilize the guidelines listed below:
- Thoroughly inspect the entrance wound, exit wound, and surrounding area prior to removing the carbon arrow in order to determine whether or not there are splinters/fragments imbedded in the game animal.
- Use extreme caution when removing the broken segments of the carbon arrow shaft.
- While field dressing game animals, use care to avoid splinters/fragments of carbon fiber.
- Carefully remove and dispose of any flesh that has the presence or suspected presence of carbon fiber splinters or fragments.