It’s that time of year when we’re shooting and practicing long and hard for upcoming deer season. The pros at Hoyt Archery answer 3 FAQs you might have:

  1. How often should you replace a bow’s string and cables?

When wear is evident or every 2 years under normal-use conditions.

  1. How often should you lubricate a bow’s cams?

Lightly lube the axles where they pass though the cams every 1,500 to 2,000 shots. When hunting in dusty or rainy weather, lube wheels or cams daily. Always use a silicone- or Teflon-based lubricant.

  1. How often should you wax a bowstring?

Once every 2 weeks during peak-shooting times.