Every archer knows that gripping the bow properly is a cornerstone to accurate shooting, and yet poor hand placement is still one of the most common flaws among bowhunters. So, check out these tips from Larry Wise before you hit the range.

If you think you’ve already got perfect form with your bow hand, try this quick test: Have a buddy record a quick video, focusing tightly on your bow hand, while you shoot. You might be surprised to see yourself torquing the bow or death-gripping it while you draw.

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.