field archery

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field archery

form of archery in which targets of different sizes or shapes are placed at varying distances in uneven, often wooded, terrain in an attempt to simulate hunting conditions. As an organized sport it dates from the formation in 1939 of the National Field Archery Association of the United States. In 1969 a field event was included for the first time in the world archery championships of the Federation Internationale de Tir a l'Arc, and in 1970 a separate world field-archery championship competition was held in Wales, in which American archers won three of four titles.

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