Hunting Tackle (HT)

Below are details of the Hunting Tackle (HT) bow style used in Field Archery. The image shows a takedown recurve which can be used as long as wooden arrows are shot.

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A bow of any draw-weight, but not a compound bow or crossbow, may be used.

No sight of any description can be used.

The bowstring may be of different colours as long as the coloured strands run continuously
and evenly throughout the string’s length, but the centre serving must be of one colour. One
nocking position is permitted (which may be indicated by nocking points both above and below
the arrow).

Brush buttons and silencers are permitted but no other knots or attachments (in addition to the
sting serving) that could be used for sighting or location purposes are allowed.

One anchor point must be maintained throughout the shoot. The ‘Mediterranean’ loose only is
permitted. No draw-checks of any kind are permitted.

Any arrow rest used cannot have an over-draw of more than 5cm (2 inches) behind the throat
of the hand-grip. This is measured along the length of a nocked arrow from the point where
the arrow touches the rest to the point vertically above the throat of the hand-grip.

No external stabilisers are allowed.

No form of mechanical or electronic release aid is permitted.

No deliberate marks can be added to the bow that can be used for aiming.

Arrows shafts must be of wood, fletched with natural feather.

No archer may refer to any memoranda which could in any manner be a means of improving
his/her score.