3D archery focuses on shooting at life-size models of game and is popular with hunters. It is most common to see unmarked distances in 3D archery, as the goal is to accurately recreate a hunting environment for competition.
Though the goal is hunting practice, hunting broadheads are not used, as they would tear up the foam targets too much. Normal target or field tips, of the same weight as the intended broadhead, are used instead.
In the past 20 years, 3D archery has taken new light with a competitive edge. There is a whole new group of competitions that are no longer considered hunting practice. Competitions are held around the world at local, Provincial, National and International levels. Some competitors will travel thousands of miles a year to compete to try and claim the world title in 3D archery. This competitive style has been growing in many other countries and should continue with strong support for many years to come.
The major 3d archery groups are the IBO (International Bowhunting Organization) and the ASA (Archery Shooters Association) are primarily based in Eastern United States. They each have different rules and scoring methods. The OAA uses has developed a set of rules that meet the needs of Ontario shooters, taking ideas from IBO, ASA and WA rule books. Each class shoots at maximum yardages that vary by class, the maximum yardage for an OAA 3D shoot is 50yards.
The Ontario 3D Championships is a two day event, consisting of 40 Targets shot on each day. First day and Second Day will be Shotgun Start with groups peer grouped by Equipment Category Day one and then my Score and Equipment Category on Day 2.
2022 3D Championships
Date: June 11th - 12th
- Day 1: Peer grouped by equipment - 930am shotgun start *
- Day 2: Peer grouped by Day 1 results - 830am shotgun start *
- Equipment Inspection is available Friday 6pm or Saturday 8am *
- Archery Canada equipment categories *
* as per 3D Advisory Committee recommendation
- York County Bowmen
- $75 Adult
- $55 Youth
- $160 Family
- Registration will close June 3rd
- Prices subject to HST
AO membership is required to win championship medals and must be paid previous to event online. No walk-on's allowed.