Dry-firing your bow in the heat of the moment or running a broadhead across your string are common bowhunting mishaps that may require some maintenance work. And for that you’ll need a bow press, which flexes the bows limbs to take tension off the bowstring and cables. Luckily, several manufacturers make portable bow presses, which are quick and easy to use in the field. Just make sure you know how to use it before heading out on your hunt—although a bow press is safe to use, you’ll be dealing with a great amount of pressure. Read the manual, look online for instructional videos or ask an expert at a pro shop to walk you through the process.