Keep Tabs on Your Tab

Are you are tired of trying to keep track of your shooting tab? Here is a little trick that I use. Sew a thin, 6-inch piece of Velcro to the top portion of the finger hole on the tab. When you are finished shooting, fasten the Velcro around an arrow in your bow quiver as I do, or cut the Velcro a little longer and wrap it around the limb of your bow.

I have never misplaced a tab this way, and I know right where it is every time I pick up my bow. Just be sure to remove the tab and fasten it to your hand before you start hunting! Nothing scares animals more than the r-r-rip of Velcro!


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  1. Arne Moe October 11, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Good tip. I tell my students that the ONLY place for your tab is on your hand or in your pocket when out with the bow, NO WHERE ELSE!! When putting your equipment away for the day, the tab ALWAYS goes to the same spot. The easiest archery equipment item to loose is the tab, but that is largely just carelessness and not paying attention to what you are doing.

  2. Russell October 11, 2017 at 10:56 am - Reply

    I simply put my arrow through the finger hole in the tab and place my arrow in the bow quiver with the tab above the arrow clip. Can’t go anywhere and it is always with your bow and arrows.

  3. Jerry Gowins October 11, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Great tip! I alway carry two (yes, two!) extra tabs in my pack because I’m always misplacing them.

  4. Robin Conrads
    Robin Conrads October 13, 2017 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Here’s a tip from Tim Roberts:

    Another way to keep from settling into your favorite blind, or stand, only to realize that your tab is back at the truck…when done hunting simply pull the lead/first arrow from the gripper and place the finger hole of the tab over the slot on the gripper and put the arrow back in place.

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