Clout archery is a type of competitive archery which is rather like target archery. However, with clout archery the archers attempt to fire for both distance and height. The goal is to release high into the air in such a way that your arrow drops down into the target like a hawk coming down on a mouse (except the targets are not moving). The ranges are very long. For men the targets are in ranges that measure 165 meters and for women the targets are in ranges that measure 128 meters. Clout archery tournaments are also held for youth archers and these have shorter ranges depending on the age-group.
Modern Archery Equipment
Handles are used on recurve and compound bows. These are typically built from wood or plastic. Different kinds of handles are utilized for the purpose of generating different kinds of shots by holding the bow in different positions. Grips and handles are generally chosen to fit the make and type of bow and the individual's personal style and taste.
What is Competitive Archery?
Competitive archery might well have begun with a couple of archers out of the Stone Age with too much time on their hands who wanted to learn who could shoot the furthest or the most accurately. Today's competitive archery runs the full gamut of bows and shooting styles.