Field archery involves shooting at targets of varying (and often unmarked) distance, often in woodland and rough terrain.
One goal of field archery is to improve the techniques and abilities required for bowhunting in a more realistic outdoor setting. As with golf, fatigue can be an issue as the athlete walks the distance between targets across sometimes rough terrain. Field Archery is usually shot according to either IFAA (International Field Archery Association) rules or to WA (World Archery Federation) rules. (see section on WA Field). Some national organisations (such as the NFAS in the UK) have their own rules.
WA rounds consist of 24 targets, which may have marked or unmarked distances depending on the specific type of round. WA Field Archery is very popular in Western Europe whereas 3D is shot mostly in the Americas and Oceania.
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