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Archery is a sport that actually comes from when archers were used in war. Archery as a method for killing has been around since 10,000 BCE. In archery, bows, made of a frame and a string, are used to fire an arrow at a target. In hunting, that target would be an animal. In war, that target would be the enemy army. In the sport of archery though, the target is a circle of rings with improving scores as you get to the middle. Archery today is rarely used outside of sport, but it is still a popular sport for many to play.

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Here are some of the countries where archery is most prevalent:

  • United States
  • Sweden
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Italy

What are the basic rules of archery?

In competitive archery, archers stand a specified distance away from the target and try to hit the center. A target is made up of ten rings, with the rings closer to the center being worth more points than those closer to the edge. Archers earn points for each shot they land on the target and are trying to hit the center bullseye as much as possible. The archer with the most points wins the competition or round.

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