The Field event is one of the USA Archery's National Championships. In 2013 and 2014, it was sponsored by the TSAA and held on an exotic animal ranch near Eagle Lake, TX and designed by Rick Stonebrake who was the Director of the tournaments.
Field archery requires much more flexibility and analytical thinking from the archer. Field targets are in a variety of sizes and distances, and any face can be used at multiple distances, to confuse the archer. Archers shoot arrows at 20cm targets as close as 5 meters away, and 80cm up to 60 meters away. In one round, there are no distance marks so the archer must guesstimate where to set the sight! Course designers will "play" with the mind of the archer - for example place a target in shade and make them shoot from the bright sun. The target bales will be trimmed with a chainsaw so the size of the target is harder to guess. The face of the target may be placed off center, or not in line with the ground. Targets can be up a hill, or down in a gulley amidst bushes or over a pond. Archers may have to climb up a hill only to perch on a narrow ledge and lean over a chasm to shoot down at the target. Field archers shoot arrows much the same way target archers do, but they bring another level to the mental game!