The animal round is much like the 3-D round but the targets are 2-D,
that is, an animal is printed on a sheet of paper that is usually pasted
to cardboard. Distances are marked to give everyone an equal chance.
Scoring is a bit different on this round.
How It Works: The goal is
to shoot each target with the minimum arrows required to
hit the target.
The archer takes three arrows and marks
them 1, 2, and 3. When the archer gets to the shooting
stake he/she shoots arrow # 1. If the archer hits
the scoring area he/she does not need to shoot another arrow.
If the archer misses the first shot he/she moves up to the
next shooting stake and shoots # 2. If the archer
hits the scoring area with the second arrow, there's no
need to shoot # 3. There is no penalty for
shooting all three arrows. If you are not sure,
take your next shot. You still score the numbered
arrow that hit FIRST.
You are not required to take the score of your last
arrow. If the archer missed #1 & #2
arrows, the archer moves up and shoot #3.
Scoring: The scoring
area is divided into two parts, the vital area and the non-vital
area, and is scored accordingly. Plus, there is a spot
in the vital area that is worth 1 point extra.
Scoring is based on where you
hit with which arrow. The best score per target is 20
points (#1 arrow in the vital area) and the total possible score
for the round is 280 points.
The adult archer shooting stakes for the animal round
are colored yellow.
Adult (18+) and Young Adult (15-17)
Shoot from the adult yellow markers.
Shoot the adult yellow markers up to 50
yards. For adult distances over 50 yards, group 1
targets, the archer will shoot from the closest yellow
Cub (Under 12)
The longest distance is 30 yards.
Shoot 3 arrows from the black markers.