Never - "Dry fire your bow" or shoot it without an arrow. This will result in damage to your bow.
Never - Let anyone draw or shoot your bow if their draw length is longer than yours. Over drawing of the bow can cause cable damage.
Never - Draw, aim, or shoot your bow unless you are sure that the line of fire is clear. Remember, once an arrow is fired it cannot be recalled.
Never - Shoot an arrow that is less than five grains per pound. For example, an 80 pound bow requires a minimum of 400 grains of arrow weight. Less than five grains per pound of arrow weight simulates a dry fire effect and may damage your bow.
Never - Expose your bow to extreme heat. Excessive heat, such as your car on a hot day, could lead to limb failure.
Always - Check all of your arrow shafts and nocks upon removal from the target. Do not shoot any arrows that show any defects or broken nocks.
Always - Carefully inspect your bow after each use. Be sure all screws are snug and accessories are tight. Inspect your string and cables for wear or damage.
Always - Draw your bow while pointing it at the target. A premature release of the arrow can be very dangerous. If you cannot draw your bow while pointing it at the target without excessive movement, lower the peak weight of your bow until you can draw smoothly and correctly. Over time you will build up strength, and will be able to return to the higher weight.
Always -Draw your bow with an arrow on the string while keeping it pointed in a safe direction. Never draw your bow with a release aid without an arrow. A release aid failure could result in the dry fire of your bow.
Always - Back your limb bolts off five full turns from the riser before putting it in a bow press. Only let a qualified professional put your bow in a bow press. Inexperienced use of a bow press or a T-stringer can result in damage to your bow.