What is Field Archery?

Field Archery targetsField Archery is often likened to golf. Groups of archers walk around a course of between 12 and 24 targets, shoot one target and move on to the next. The course can have marked distances, unmarked, or mixed. There are different sized targets shot within the same course, the size of face will depend on the distance to the target, which can range from 5m to 60m.

field archery taking aimThe course can consist of some very tricky shots, often uphill, downhill, water shots or cross slope. The archer must judge the distance to the target (if unmarked) and shoot accordingly.


For more details on Field Archery and distances, go to the Field section of our Archery Rounds page.