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What are the different types of archery?

Target Archery

Target archery is the type of archery practiced at the Olympics, and is the version most beginners learn first. Archers shoot a set number of arrows at targets set at specified distances on a flat surface. It can take place either indoors or outdoors.

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Field & 3D Archery

Field archery and 3D archery are quite different to target archery. In these types of archery, archers follow a course of 24 targets with woodland, hills, streams and rough terrain as the setting.

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Flight Archery

Flight archery is shooting an arrow over the longest possible distance. There is no target, but it does require a very large, flat area – something the size of an aerodrome.

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Clout Archery

Clout archery is an ancient form of archery that was used as military training in the Middle Ages. The target is the clout, which is a small flag on a vertical stick, stuck in the ground and placed up to 160 metres away.

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