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Field Archery

 

Field Archery is a popular discipline in Australia. Field archery is basically the same as target archery and, very often, a good target archer will also become a good field archer (and vice versa).

Archery Australia recognises all equipment disciplines for field archery, Recurve, Compound, Barebow Recurve, Barebow Compound, Longbow and Crossbow. The equipment rules that apply to target archery generally apply to field archery.

There are two main types of field archery, marked (marked distances) and unmarked (shooting at unmarked distances. In Australia we also shoot two different types of field archery WA Field (World Archery) and National Field (Archery Australia).

A WA Field round consists of 24 targets with 3 arrows being shot at each target while the National Field consists of 28 targets and 4 arrows shot at each target.

Depending upon the archer's equipment division, the distance shot can vary from 5 to 60 metres.

Field Archery is similar to golf, in that you walk from target to target around a set course. The challenge is shooting uphill and downhill and across slopes and different light conditions.

There are four different target face sizes in field archery; 20 cm, 40 cm, 60 cm and 80 cm. Irrespective of the round you are shooting, target faces are always set up the same, 20 cm in a block of 12 faces; three high and four across, 40 cm are set in a block of 4 faces; two across the top and two across the bottom. The 60 cm and 80 cm are set up as single faces.

 

               Above - 20 cm Target Faces 

                Above - 40 cm Target Faces

        Above  60 cm and 80 cm Target Faces

When shooting marked field, each target has a coloured peg; the colour relates to the division and class you are shooting in; the peg will also list the target number, distance and number of arrows to be shot.

For unmarked field, coloured pegs are also used but no distance is indicated.

For the WA Field Round there are 3 coloured pegs; RED, BLUE and YELLOW. The table below details which peg each equipment division and age class shoots from.  

Scoring, there are six scoring zones, inner zone 6 points, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1

The distances shot also depending upon equipment division and age class. 

Who Shoots from what Peg:

Class

FITA Field Marked/Unmarked

(12-24 Targets)

Archery Australia Field Rounds

Red    

Blue

Yellow

National

Intermediate

Short Intermediate

Hunters

Men

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

Women

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

Master & Veteran Men

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

Master & Veteran Women

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

20&Under Men

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

20&Under Women

#

+

x

# + x

 

 

# + x

Cadet Men

 

#

+ x

 

# + x

 

# + x

Cadet Women

 

#

+ x

 

# + x

 

# + x

Intermediate Boys

 

#

+ x

 

# + x

 

# + x

Intermediate Girls

 

#

+ x

 

# + x

 

# + x

Cub Boys

 

 

# + x

 

 

# + x

# + x

Cub Girls

 

 

# + x

 

 

# + x

# + x

Who Shoots From What Coloured Pegs?

Recurve #
Compound #
Barebow Recurve +
Barebow Compound +
Longbow x

UNMARKED      
Distances in metres
Target Face Yellow   Peg     
Blue       Peg             
Red        Peg      
Ø 20 5 to 10 5 to 10 10 to 15
Ø 40 10 to 15 10 to 20 15 to 25
Ø 60 15 to 25 15 to 30 20 to 35
Ø 80 20 to 35 30 to 45 35 to 55




MARKED Distances in metres
Target Face Yellow       Peg             
Blue       Peg       
Red               Peg           
Ø 20 5, 10, 15 5, 10, 15 10, 15, 20
Ø 40 10, 15, 20 15, 20, 25 20, 25, 30
Ø 60 20, 25, 30 30, 35, 40 35, 40, 45
Ø 80 30, 35, 40 40, 45, 50 50, 55, 60


For more information on shooting Field Archery CLICK HERE for a copy of the World Archery Field Guidelines.

For the latest rules for WA Field CLICK HERE and for National Field CLICK HERE

For more information contact the Archery Australia Field Committee at fieldarchery@archery.org.au 

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