Types of Field Archery

Types of Field Archery

In the Australian Bowhunters Association there are a number different type of disciplines. These are covered below by a brief synopsis of these different disciplines and pictures that indicate the type of target used for that discipline. In some of the disciplines there are a variety of target faces or moulded rubber animals used.


 The National Barebow and Sighted Round

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The National Barebow and Sighted Round consists of two rounds. One round at 20 targets using three arrows and one round at 20 targets using one arrow. The rounds are shot on animal face targets and the first round you may shoot three arrows but your first arrow that hits a scoring zone counts, if you miss the target scoring zone with your first arrow then you can shoot up to a further two arrows, be aware though, your score will be reduced accordingly. The second round you have one arrow to score with if you miss the scoring zone then you miss out on scoring. The distances for senior archers vary from 5.6 metres to 48 metres, for juniors the distance varies from 5.6 metres to 33 metres and cubs 5.6 metres to 24 metres. All the distances are unmarked and you have to estimate these distances.


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The National 3D Round consists of 20 targets, one, two or three arrows (depending on the type of Round) to be shot at each target. The 3D animal targets are free standing. The distances for senior archers vary from 20 metres to 48 metres, for juniors the distance varies from 13 metres to 40 metres and cubs 8 metres to 25 metres. All the distances are unmarked.

 

 


 IFAA Field, Hunter Round and Animal Round

 

The International Field Round may consists of any of the three different rounds, the field, hunter and animal rounds, but each official round will consist of shooting 2 units of 14 targets with 4 arrows at each target with the exception of the animal round where the archer can shoot a maximum of three arrows but only shoots those arrows until a score is made.

The distances vary in the Field round for seniors from 15 yards to 80 yards, junior distances range from 15 yards to 50 yards and for cubs the distances vary from 8 yards to 30 yards. The field face has a black spot, white inner ring and black outer ring.

The distances used in the Hunter round for seniors vary from 11 yards to 70 yards, the junior distances range from 11 yards to 50 yards and for cubs the distances vary from 8 yards to 30 yards. The hunter field face is all black with a white spot.

The senior and junior distances that are shot in the Animal round vary from 10 yards and 60 yards and for cubs 8 yards to 30 yards. The animal field face is made up of a variety of animals and the scoring is divided into two areas, the "kill" area and the "wound" area

 

 

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IFAA Indoor Round

 

The International indoor round is made of 4 games or ends of 5 arrows and repeated 3 times, with a break between games. The face used is the international dull blue face and the distance shot is 20 yards

 

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