Three Brainerd youths just finished a two-day field archery tournament hosted by the Minnesota State Archery Association (MSAA).
Christopher Wiger, Isabelle Burley and Cameron Walkowiak participated in a field archery tournament in Tracy July 21-22. During the two-day event more than 168 arrows were shot and scored per person. The MSAA reported the tournament to be one of the more physically demanding tournaments of the year because of the number of arrows shot and because of the rugged terrain; as well as one of the more mentally challenging events of the year as numerous course rules needed to be followed. A mistake in shooting position or shooting order resulted in lost points and affected overall scores.
Wiger took first place in his division of Young Adult Male Free Style (YAMFS) with a total score of 1346; Burley took second place in her division of Cub Female Bow Hunter Freestyle (CFBHFS) with a total score of 994; and Walkowiak took third place in his division of Cub Male Bow Hunter Freestyle (CMBHFS) with a total score of 1073.
The game of field archery was once one of the most popular types of archery before 3D archery evolved. With 3D archery flattening out, field archery is again becoming more and more popular.
In field archery the shooter shoots at a few different types of targets that include traditional bull’s eyes and animals on paper targets. There are four shots at each target — all in a woodland setting — and more arrows are fired than in a typical 3D archery shoot.