Greydog, fortunately archery is an ancient sport and there is TONS of material in print and online. A quikc YouTube searhc of "archery safety" brings up multiple videos and the comments from experienced archers add good tips. Not sure if you are the Newbie, but if so, welcome to a sport you can do for a lifetime. And equally as frustrating as golf sometimes so if you quit golf for archery...Does anyone have a suggestion for how to learn basic safety and technique for newbies? I didn't see a forum on this site but may have missed it.