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Archery is an activity that has recently gained momentum following the popularity of the Hunger Games films, especially among young people. Archery involves shooting at targets with a bow and arrow. Basic archery equipment can be bought in kits that range from basic wooden trainer bows to the recurve bow, compound bow and longbow. Archery supplies are made by leading manufacturers such as Axcel, Bohning and Samick. Before purchasing your archery equipment you should consider what type of archery you're interested in, and which bow is best for you.

Target Archery

This is the most recognisable form of archery. It takes place both outdoors and indoors, aiming at the traditional five-colour, 10-ring archery target, over distances of up to 70 metres. It requires two bow styles being the recurve bow and compound bow depending on indoor or outdoor use.


As the name suggests this removes many of the modern accessories; all that is needed is a wooden bow and some arrows to aim at targets.


This is the real deal. Bowhunters are shooting at live animals and will use modern type bows including crossbows and wooden bows. The arrowheads are chosen to ensure the animal is killed.

3D archery

This is shooting at life-size 3D targets made from foam, such as deer or bears. The archery equipment needed is much the same as for bow hunting, although a hip quiver to hold enough arrows to last the day is recommended.

Field Archery

Field archery takes place on a multi-target course over terrain including fields and forests. It requires three bow styles being recurved, compound and barebow.

So, with all aspects of archery, it is essential that you have a bow, arrows and a target. There are other accessories that are recommended for the archer, such as arm guards, gloves, nocks, silencers, arrow rests and stabilisers.