Field Archery

Field archery is an art which is typically practiced out in the jungle. The targets are varied and mostly unmarked at a distance that is not measured. Therefore, archers go to the nearest jungle and rough terrains to practice this art form and to get the most accurate results.

Field archery is the best way to improve your skills as a bow hunter. Bow hunters usually hunt in realistic settings in the outdoors. The technique and skills required for bowhunting are called fieldcraft by archers around the world.

There are many events and competitions organized around the world for field archery. Most of these events and tournaments are organized under the rules that are prescribed by IFAA (International Field Archery Association) or the WA (World Archery).

Apart from these two, there are other associations too that are worth taking note of like in the UK, archers follow the NFAS (National Field Archery Society) and in the USA (National Field Archery Association).

There are over 142 countries that are represented by the World Archery Federation which is otherwise known as WA. WA was formerly known as FITA. WA is the most prominent body in the archery scene because the Olympics games are also governed by the same rules.

Each of these nations has their own national level archery organizations and society. The French organization is known as FFTA (French Archery Association). They have a strong member base of 60,000 closely followed by the Italian Federation (FITARCO), All Japan Archery Federation (AJAF), German Federation (DSB), and Grand National Archery Society (GNAS) in the UK.

Most of these reputable and much-revered organizations and societies were founded anywhere between the 18th and 19th centuries. It was during these decades that the archery was gaining importance and prominence around the world. If you are an archer, make sure to connect with your national and local federations.

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