Traditional Target Archery
Gender: Male and Female
Age Class: No separate age classes. All shoot as "Senior."
Five equipment divisions will be recognized:
Note: Archers shall be prepared to verify bow material.
1. Traditional Longbow Division Rules
1.1. British Longbows, selfbows, American flatbows or similar, composed of wood and/or other natural materials, without arrow rests or shelves.
1.2. Bows may be laminated, but no man-made materials outside of glue or takedown mechanism may be used.
2. Modern Longbow Division Rules
2.1. Longbows with wood risers are allowed. Wood limbs may include fiberglass laminates, carbon or other modern man-made materials. Wood risers may be reinforced with minimal amounts of micarta, phenolic or similar.
2.2. Arrow rests, shelves and center shot cut shelves are also allowed.
3. Traditional Recurve Division Rules
3.1. Recurve or similar bows with wood risers are allowed in this division. Wood risers may be reinforced with minimal amounts of micarta, phenolic or similar. Limbs may be wood or laminated with fiberglass. No carbon limb composites or foam limbs, just wooden core limbs with glass overlays.
3.2. Arrow rests, shelves and center shot cut shelves are also allowed.
3.3. Arrows may either be wood or aluminum but may not be carbon or aluminum carbon composites. Arrows must have feather fletching.
3.4. Bow sights are allowed that are either wood, plastic, steel or aluminum construction (no carbon) using a single adjustable sight aperture with no magnification or level and must be directly attached to the bow with no extension bar longer than 5 inches. A point of aim marker may also be used but not in the combination with a bow sight.
3.5. Bow stabilizers may be used, but must be no longer than 10 inches in length and constructed either of wood, steel, brass, copper or aluminum. Rubber may be incorporated in the stabilizer but no carbon.
3.6. The use of a draw check mirror, level or string peep is not permitted. A riser-mounted spring steel clicker is allowed. Clickers to be used are the Hoyt stick-on or its equivalent, including the Cartel target clicker.
3.7. Arrow rests should not be used with a cushion plunger or Burger button. Arrow rests to be used are the Hoyt Super Pro Rest or equivalent or the Bear brush rest or equivalent.
4. Traditional Asiatic Bow Division Rules
4.1. Horsebows and similar Euro/Asiatic styles, without arrow rests or shelves, composed of wood, horn, or other natural materials and containing no man-made or synthetic materials outside of glue.
4.2. Siyahs must be of wood or horn and uncovered.
4.3. Arrows must be wood or bamboo and have feather fletching.
4.4. Shooting gloves, tabs or thumb rings may be used.
4.5. No aiming devices/references/markings may be used.
5. Modern Asiatic Bow Division Rules
5.1. Horsebows and similar Euro/Asiatic styles, without arrow rests or shelves, containing modern, synthetic or man-made materials such as carbon, fiberglass or plastic.
5.2. Siyahs may be covered.
5.3. Arrows must be wood or bamboo and have feather fletching.
5.4. Shooting gloves, tabs or thumb rings may be used.
5.5. No aiming devices/references/markings may be used.
5.6. Asiatic bows with recurve-style grips and/or shelves will shoot in the Traditional Recurve division.
Revised March 2020
Note: The use of modern glues/adhesives is permitted in all divisions due to safety concerns.
If in doubt about equipment qualifying and/or "meeting the spirit of the competition," feel free to contact us.
In the case of archer disability reasonable adaptive accommodations will be permitted.