Archery & Bowhunting
Archery and Bowhunting: Frequently Asked Questions
11. How are the targets scored?
An archery target is typically printed as a series of circles. Each circle, or scoring ring, is valued as a particular score amount. Here are two examples of targets that have scoring rings. The first target is typical of what you might find at a target range in the Olympics. The second target is typical of what you might find in a field range (where the targets are set up in a roving path).
A third type of target is a 3-dimentional foam animal-shaped target. Depending on the manufacturer, these targets have scoring rings molded into one side approximately where the heart and lungs would be if the target were a real animal.