3 TYPES OF PAPER TARGETS
The National Field Archery Association (NFAA) has 3 types of paper targets: Field, Hunter, and Animal. The NFAA specifies the distances in yards to each type of target that every certified trail must include. For example, “field round” distances end in 0 or 5; “hunter round” distances usually end in odd numbers. A complete scoring “round” consists of 28 targets.
FIELD: Black center and outer ring
HUNTER: All black with a white center ring
ANIMAL: Drawings of North American animals
HOW TO USE OUR TRAILS
Cascadian Bowmen has permanent, color-coded markers that show archers where to stand for the various types of rounds. So, you can shoot EACH trail THREE DIFFERENT times: once for the “field round”, once for the “hunter round”, and once for the “animal round”.
For the “field round” and “hunter round”, shoot 4 arrows per target. For the “animal round”, shoot up to 3 arrows per target.
If you see several markers in a horizontal line crossing the trail, this is a “fan” and you should shoot one arrow from each marker.
If you see several markers of the same color between the marker farthest away from the target and the target itself, this is a “walk up” shoot, and you should shoot one arrow from each position.
Or, you can just walk up so close that you can’t miss!
There is a sign near each target with a picture of the animal trail you are on, an archery target, and arrows flying away from the target. Follow the direction of the flying arrows to go to the next target. For example, in this photo, the trail to next target is to your right.