If you want to use the best crossbows in the best possible way then there are few things you must do. First, do not mix the strings and broadheads and ensure extreme caution while loading and unloading the arrows with broadheads on them. If you do not then the broadheads will sever the string. When you load make sure that you can see well as a small slip can ruin the hunt and even result in injuries. The safe way is to de-cock to let down the limbs. Shoot the arrow on a target such as an ant hill for that matter.
Means to de-cock
When you practice make sure that you use arrows that are fitted with a field point for better results. However, there are other means as well for de-cocking provided your crossbow model has these features. There are specific crossbows that may have special bolt with a blunt and heavytip to shoot at the ground or to shoot into the air. Few others will allow you to de-cock the crossbow when you let down the string with a winch-style cocker. You may even use a rope cocker with one handle but never de-cock your crossbow with bare hands.
Use good arrows
You must never use broken or damaged arrows to ensure best dame hunting. Therefore, inspect all arrows in your quiver before shooting looking for cracks or damage. If you are using carbon arrows make sure you flex them back and forth vigorously to listen to sounds indicating cracks. Cracked, damaged or broken arrows may flip back and harm you and even damage the bow on the whole. Always avoid stalking with the crossbow loaded with an arrow to prevent accidents or spooking the animals. Finally, always read the directions in the owner’s manual and follow the instructions.