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Range layouts



These are the standard layouts for indoor and outdoor ranges. These are what you would see in most competitions. Notice where you stand to shoot and when not shooting (equipment is stored off the shooting line). No one is allowed in front of the arrows (down range).



Indoor competitions can involve thousands of people shooting. It is your job to always be on alert to prevent accidents! Most indoor shooting is at 10, 15, 18, or 25 meters for World Archery events. 10 and 20 yards for National Field Archery Association (NFAA) events.


Outdoor competitions have a variety of shooting formats and distances. The Olympic distances for instance are 50 meters for the compound bow and 70 meters for the olympic recurve bow. Multiple distances like 40, 50, 60 yard sets can be found in a “900 Round”. The longest is 175 meters for Clout! The important thing with all ranges is to make sure no one is down range or can walk into the sides. Be sure before you shoot!

70 meters at the Olympics

There are lots of games in archery also, and ranges outside can be courses to enjoy (like golf course layouts). Most interesting are Field Archery and 3D animal courses (described a little later in the program).


This affords many interesting shots… and challenges!images-1

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