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    Quote Originally Posted by dvd8n View Post
    Most ArcheryGB field is shot at roundels as is EFAA.

    Having said that, I know a few vegetarians that shoot at animal faces quite happily, understanding that while it comes from archery as a hunting activity, in this country it's just now just an archery discipline that requires different skills to roundels.

    In a way, it's no more condoning the killing of animals than FPS video games condone the killing of humans, sport fencing condones duelling or, to take it to ridiculous extremes, angry birds condones the shooting of birds out of catapults.

    You are just shooting at a drawing on paper, or foam rubber animals.
    I did one GNAS (as it was then) field round a few years ago. That was 5 color target faces like target archery over variable terrain. All I remember is it was damn hard work. Much harder than shooting a york round having to romp through all those ferns and ditches whilst carrying your kit.
    If I remember correctly, we shot all our arrows at each target, just like target archery. If I understand correctly, some forms of field archery, you just shoot one arrow at each target if you hit it, which to me sounds more like hunting. you only get a second arrow if you miss with the first, which is maybe less like hunting, because what animal is going to hang around after you've taken one pot shot at it, whilst you have another?

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    Field rounds are much like target but over variable terrain. Different ages/disciplines shoot from different pegs. A set number of arrows are shot. The distances are either specified or unknown. In theory the score from roundels should give the best estimation of the best archer due to the fine graduations of the scoring.

    However the 'unknown-ness' of the distances is limited as particular faces only appear at different distance ranges and the fixed target diameters lend themselves to distance estimation strategies. Also the multiple arrows from the same peg allow the archer to fix errors in subsequent shots. So it's not really a representation of any sort of archery in any sort of historical or hunting setting; it's target on a slope.

    That's not a criticism; just a statement of opinion.

    Animal faces are an attempt to simulate archery in a hunting scenario.

    Animal faces tend to be shot from pegs in progression, red furthest, then white and blue. You can score a kill or wound. If you miss from one peg you advance to the next. Points scored go down according to distance shot and whether a kill or wound. No, when hunting, an animal would not hang around on a miss, but because the pegs are changing they are effectively new targets each time. But then an animal wouldn't stay still while you got organised and estimated range either

    Unknown distances are much more unknown because you have much less of an idea how big the faces are so you have to genuinely estimate distances.

    However there are loads of different shooting and scoring schemes and sometimes schemes are made up on the spot for different circumstances.

    Both are fun in their own way and it's worth trying them both.
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    I don't eat meat but do eat fish; shot a field archery club last night (for the first time) and had no issue with the animal targets. Apart from when pulling arrows - they don't half stick in hard!!
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    arrows - they don't half stick in hard!!
    That's nature's way of telling you it hurts.

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    Haha! Yep those arrows would certainly cause some major damage on a “real” target.

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    Causes me real damage to myself trying to get them out,too.

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