Field Archery

“Field archery involves shooting at targets of varying (and often unmarked) distance, often in woodland and rough terrain. As well as being a sport in its own right, it can be used to improve the techniques and abilities required forbowhunting in a realistic outdoor setting.

Events are usually shot according the rules of either the International Field Archery Association (IFAA)[1] or the World Archery Federation (WA), but sometime to those of national organisations such as the UK’s National Field Archery Society (NFAS) and the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) in the USA”.

Field archery involves shooting at targets of varying (and often unmarked) distance, often in woodland and rough terrain. As well as being a sport in its own right, it can be used to improve the techniques and abilities required for bowhunting in a realistic outdoor setting.

Events are usually shot according to the rules of either the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) or the World Archery Federation (WA), but sometimes to those of national organisations such as the UK’s National Field Archery Society (NFAS) and the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) in the USA.

During the winter, we hold monthly field shoots using all 3D targets. The shoots are intended to introduce archers to field shooting as they include a higher proportion of short to mid-range shots than you would get in a formal field shoot. The course is not up to full ArcheryGB/NFAS standard but still contains a number of challenging shots. Open field shoots are held on the second Sunday in the month and informal practice sessions on the 4th Saturday in the month. Due to demand, we also hold practice field shoots, once a month, over the Summer.The dates for both Shoots and Practices can be found on the Events Calendar.

As we have to pay for the use of the woods there is a small additional charge of £5 for field shoots and £3 for practice shoots. At full field shoots, BBQ’d breakfast and lunch is available to purchase, with refreshments available free of charge.

Archers from other clubs are welcome at the field shoots provided there is space available and they are ArcheryGB members.

No registration is required for the practice shoots, just turn up and shoot. Pre-booking is required for the Sunday shoots as we need to know how many to cater for. There is no full field shoot in January because of the Boreatton Rove. Contact Paul Holland via email at fieldshoots@bowbrook-archers.co.uk for more information.

A number of members retire to a local pub after practice field shoots for a meal and/or drinks. Everyone is welcome to join us.

See the ‘Notice Board’ or ‘Events Diary’ for full shoots and practice shoots dates.

Paul Holland – Organiser