Bowhunting Prep: Fletching Your Arrows

Time to pick up some new arrows? After visiting the local pro-shop, hunters often start shooting arrows right out of the box. Many don't consider how their new arrows were fletched, or the crucial role those feathers play.

Bowhunters-especially those who shoot fixed-blade broadheads-have to account for the blades on the front of the arrow and their tendency to steer the shaft. Larry Wise explains how to fletch your arrows to achieve consistent flight and accuracy.

--Larry Wise has competed and coached archery at the professional level for decades. He's a retired high-school math teacher and a bowhunting fanatic.