Comparing from years ago to today
Archery was a weapon used in warfare.
History of Bow Hunting
Some Native Americans hunted on horse back.
Shows what's hunting with a bow like.
How it Began
Bow Hunting History
Types of Bows
From left to right: Longbow, Recurve bow, Compound bow
Types of Arrows
From left to right: Aluminum (1 and 2), Carbon (for 3 and 4).
In the photo, archers are competing in the indoor shoot.
Archery in the Present
Types of Bows
Arrows come in different fletching, different metals, and different tip for certain reasons. In the front of the arrow is the nock, which connects to the arrow to the bow string, and then it’s the fletching part of the bow. An arrow can have three or four fletchings, for the arrow to fly accurate. Without the fletchings, there’s no telling where the arrow hit the target. When the arrow as three fletchings, there’s two fletchings that are the same color and one fletching that’s a different color, it’s called the index fletching. Depending on the bow the index fletching either points up or sideways away from the bow. They can come in different material, like artificial feathers and plastic, but it doesn’t really matter what it’s made of, it does the same purpose. Going down the line of the arrow the next part of the arrow is the metal part or the body of the arrow.
Arrows come in different types of metals, but there reason of the type of metal, kind of make a difference. The three main types of arrows are made of wood, aluminum, and carbon. Library.thinkquest.org's article about, "Equipment" then the article about "Arrows states that, "Wooden arrows are very inexpensive which makes it great for beginners" (Library.thinkquest.org). In this case, wooden arrows are mainly used for just shooting targets. Aluminum arrows are recommended for indoor and outdoor target shooting because of its thickness; it can create a bigger hole for a better chance to crack line for a bigger score. Carbon arrows are recommend for field shooting, 3-D target shooting, and hunting, because the arrows is faster, stronger, and will fly farther than any other arrow. At the end of the arrow is the tip.
The tip are different from the fletching and the body of the arrow, it matters what type of tip is used. The two main types of tips are field tips and broad heads. Field tips are used for all target shooting (indoor/outdoor, field, freestyle etc.) and is also used for hunting small game animals like rabbits and squirrels. The broad heads are only used for hunting. If someone shoots a broad head arrow at a normal target, not only the target would be react, but the broad head blades will start to dull. So the bow is mentioned and the arrow is mentioned, know it’s time to shoot.
Like mentioned in the beginning, archery is they competitive, some of the sports that is used in archery is indoor/outdoor shooting, field shooting, freestyle shoot, and 3-D shooting. According to the articles "Target Archery," and "Field Archery," by Carmichael The indoor shooting is shooting targets indoors at a range of 20 yards or less, and outdoor shooting is like indoor shooting but with a greater distance (Carmichael 3, 4). Field shoot and 3-D shooting are almost the same, the archer walks to target to target and shoots. The only difference is that field shooting is a competition shooting at a long distance (80-70 yards) at a regular targets; 3-D shooting is shooting animal like targets at about a 40 yard range or less. (Carmichael 1, 6, and 9) Freestyle shooting is different from the other types of shoots, archers shoot by putting their feet on the limbs of the bow, pull the string back with both hands, and fire into the air (it’s a distance shoot). However; it doesn't matter its competitive some archers shoot at competitions for fun, or sight in for deer season.
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