How to Draw the Bow
When you have picked the mark you want to shoot at face it so that your eye and the mark are in a line. Stand as straight as an Indian with your left foot in front. Hold the bow near the middle with your left hand, slip the notched end of the arrow on the bowstring with your right hand, and holding it there between your index and middle finger bring the bow to a vertical position as shown in Fig. 5; at the same time draw the arrow back to about two-thirds of its length.
When ready to shoot the shaft of the arrow should be in a line with your eye and the mark. To take aim look at the mark and not at the arrow and the instant you get your aim let the arrow go. The place you hit will show how well you can use a bow and arrow. The Maricopa and Pima Indians of Arizona are so skillful they can shoot and kill a jack rabbit with a pointed arrow while chasing them on their mustangs.
Collins, A. Frederick. Shooting, for Boys,. New York: Moffat, Yard and, 1917. Print.
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