Basic Safety Rules

Please follow these rules to help ensure everyone has a fun and safe game.

Equipment Safety

Before you begin play, inspect your equipment. Properly maintained Highland Archery™ brand equipment should be safe and long lasting.

  • Always wear a mask that covers your entire face. Everyone involved in the game must wear a mask (even players on the sidelines).
  • Arrow foam tips should be cylinder shaped. The contact end should not be significantly rounded. Replace worn foam tips or take the arrow out of use.
  • Bow limbs should be securely in place on the riser.
  • Bow strings should in the groove on the back of the limbs. Strings should be tight but easy to pull back with an arrow. If the bow string appears frayed or fuzzy it should be waxed immediately.
  • Never dry fire a bow. Firing a bow without an arrow causes the limbs to absorb the shock the arrow was designed to take. Dry firing a bow can cause fractures in the bow limbs.
  • Always hold a bow by the riser and lay it flat when not in use. Standing or leaning the bow against a wall can cause limbs to warp over time.
  • Unstring and store bows properly when not in use. Store in a cool, dry place.

Gameplay Safety

During use, please keep in mind that everyone is there to have fun.

  • Do not use equipment to deflect, hit or deliberately contact incoming arrows. Swinging equipment at other objects can damage equipment and cause injuries.
  • We highly recommend you only use official authorized Highland Archery™ brand equipment. Swords, shields, and other 3rd party products have not been tested with Highland Archery™ equipment and may present safety risks.