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Forms of Archery

Clout Shooting

Archers shoot arrows at a Flag called ‚Clout‘ from long distance. The goal is to get as close as possible to the Clout. Clout Shooting is one of the oldest forms of Archery and has been known since the Middle Ages.

Field Archery

Archers shoot arrows at targets of unmarked distance in woodlands or rough terrain. The Targets, that vary in size, are placed in a so called Field Course. Field Archery developed in the early 1930s in the USA.

Flight Archery

Archers shoot one arrow for maximum distance and has evolved from Turkish Archery Techniques. Flight Archery was very popular in the Ottoman Empire.

Roving Marks

Archers shoot one arrow at a mark, then move to that mark and shoot to another mark.

Target Archery

Archers shoot a fixed number arrows at targets of marked distance in plain terrain. The aim is to hit each arrow as closely as possible to the center of the target to get the most points. Tournaments can be held indoor or outdoor. Target Archery is one of the oldest forms of Archery and has been known since the Middle Ages.

Sources:
Archery, Its theory and practice (2nd Edition) | Horace A. Ford | 1859
Encyclopaedia of Archery | W.F. Paterson | 1984
The Archer’s Bible | Fred Bear | 1968