5 Types of Archery

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Maybe you are new to archery, or maybe you aren’t but you are just looking for something new to try. No matter which this article will go through all the different types of archery you can find on offer today.

Target archery

Target archery is the most popular form of archery and is featured in the modern day Olympic games. It can be held both indoors or outdoors and there is a wide assortment of bows are used. Target archery consists of shooting an arrow at a stationary target with a gold or bullseye in the center, though other types of targets can be used recreationally. Archers have limited time for shooting and they shoot 3 or 6 arrows. After that they all walk to the targets to score and retrieve their arrows.

Field archery

Field archery form of archery that is shot in nature on rough terrain. This differs from plain target archery as it introduces more distractions and variables into the shot because archers must shoot uphill or downhill at targets at sometimes unmarked distances with differing wind, light and shade conditions.

3D archery

3D archery is similar to field archery with a twist – using 3D targets which resemble animals like deer or coyote. This type of archery again takes you through different types of terrain and combines a hike with judging distances, elevations and wind conditions and shooting your bow accordingly. This makes 3D archery perfect companion sport to bowhunting as it teaches many of the same skills used out in the wild.

Ski archery

This is a biathlon with the combination of skiing and shooting from recurve bow. Contestants ski through a cross-country trail system which is divided into shooting rounds at targets. If the target is not hit, the bi-athlete receives a time penalty. ​Ski archers normally carry their bows around the course on their back.

Archery Tag

Archery tag is a thrilling activity which combines the sport of Archery with Dodgeball, creating a highly competitive team building activity that’s sure to be fun for everyone. In Archery Tag, players use bows to eliminate their opponents by shooting them with safe foam-tipped arrows. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like an archer nocking and shooting arrows, then this activity is perfect for any beginners of all ages!

Feel like bringing out the inner archer in you or your team? Why not try Cohesion’s Archery Tag! You will be battle against one other as you pick up your bows and arrows to attack your opponent. Book now!