3D archery is a subset of field archery focusing on shooting at life-like three dimensional animal shaped targets placed in dynamic settings and at varying distances.
Outdoor 3D events may feature a 'golf like' course staged in the woods or fields where each target 'hole' varies from other target station setups in the course. It is most common to see unmarked distances in 3D archery, as the goal is to mimic a bow hunting experience for competition.
Competitors must gauge the distance to the target and adjust their aim to hit the center of the scoring rings on the target which are typically located off-center, over the targets heart and vital area.
The goal of 3D competition is to achieve the highest possible score for the course.
3D Archery can be participated by anyone at any skill level and is a fun variation of archery.