Field archery is a challenging outdoor discipline in which the archer must factor in the terrain as well as the target. It has widespread participation. A course is set up with 24 targets, which are marked with the distance to the shooting line. The distances to another 24 targets remain unmarked. Three arrows are shot at each target for a total of 144. The targets are placed with such difficulty that the shots do not resemble target archery. Many of the shots are made uphill or downhill and require consideration for obstacles. Field events are held for the recurve (Olympic) bow, compound bow and barebow divisions.
(Material courtesy of National Shooting Sports Foundation)