I've used the "William tell meets Izzak Newton" method as described
below for decades.
But first a disclaimer:
Safety precautions include eye protection and long sleeves.
My "method" is very similar to others noted on these pages,
except I use light fishing line and tape it to the arrow between the
nock and the fletching. I wrap a turn or two of electrical tape, then
unwrap one turn about half-way and lay the fishing line in line with
the shaft. Hold the fishing line in place with the adhesive strength
of the tape.This way, if the arrow gets hung up in a branch, I just
pull, break the adhesive bond and the arrow falls. I paint my arrows
"Day-Glo" orange so I can find them if they go astray.
I also weight the tips with lead solder covered with electrical tape.
As mentioned by another poster, this blunts the end.
As the connection from the fishing line to the arrow is so easily
broken, I find it necessary to have an assistant who "matches my angle"
with the fishing rod-reel combination when the arrow is loosed.
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