archery targets

drawing of butt

If possible, the butt is north of the shooter (in the Northern Hemisphere). In a line of butts, the butts are placed 4 to 6 yards apart. A flag hung on a pole extending 2 to 3 feet from the butt, to indicate wind direction, may be placed on at least every third butt. The number of the butt may be displayed on a paper 30 centimeters by 30 cm hanging from the bottom of the butt.

The butt is tilted backward 15 degrees from the vertical. Dead center is 130 centimeters above the ground.

Two sizes of face are used: 122 centimeters, and for the 50 meter and 30 meter distances, 80 centimeters. The target is divided into 10 zones, 6.1 cm wide on the 122 cm targets and 4 cm wide on the 80 cm targets.

drawing of target
from center to outer edge of ring
color points
6.1 gold 10
12.2 gold 9
18.3 red 8
24.4 red 7
30.5 blue 6
36.6 blue 5
42.7 black 4
48.8 black 3
54.9 white 2
61.0 white 1

Clout shooting

The target is laid out on the ground. It has the same proportions as the 122 cm target, but is exactly twelve times larger. The width of each ring, for example, is 73.2 cm. The shooting distance is 180 yards for men and 140 for women. (9.6 feet across)


White center 2.4 inches in diameter. Black band 1.2 inches wide. 4 concentric bands 2.4 inches wide

A special event, the King's Round, uses a target bearing six gold circles 4¾ inches in diameter, with their centers on an 18-inch radius, at 12, 2, 4, 6, and 8 o'clock positions. The distance is 40 yards.

Wand shooting

The target is a 2-inch wide strip of wood, projecting 6 feet above the ground. The shooting distance is 100 yards for men and 60 yards for women.