Animal Round will be hosted by the San Diego Archers on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at the Rube Powell Balboa Park Archery Range (☀️ AccuWeather)

Tournament preregistration and pay online today

On the day of the shoot, visit the visitor’s table
between 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Sign the paper waiver form for each participant and pick up a blank scorecard before entering the practice area.

Speed up registration by printing and signing your waiver form now?

Range briefing will begin after 8:30 a.m., and shooting will commence after 9 a.m.

Volunteers are needed at 6:15 a.m. to help set up and take down targets!

If you’re unable to help set up targets, please help us in taking down and storing the targets at the end of the shoot. Remember: volunteers shoot for FREE!
Contact us by filling out our volunteer form if you’d like to help.

The Animal Round includes:
Animal Target
28 2D Paper Field Targets
1-3 Arrows per Target
The best score per target is 21
Maximum Score: 588

Animal Rounds use 2D paper targets with ‘uneven’ distances between 5 and 60 yards, reminiscent of the Hunter Round. The rules and scoring are significantly different.

The archer begins at the first YELLOW shooting stake of the target and shoots the first arrow. If it hits, you do not have to shoot again. If it misses, you advance to the second shooting stake and shoot the second arrow, then to the third shooting stake for a third shot if needed.

There are 3 scoring zones: Bonus Kill Zone, Kill Zone, and Hit Zone.
Scoring is based on where you hit and with which arrow.

Marked arrow
The first arrow shot is scored 21, 20 or 18. The second arrow is scored 17, 16, or 14, and the third arrow is scored 13, 12, or 10. A scoring chart is included on your scorecard.

Pro tip!
Mark your arrows with a number. This way, when you go to score your arrows, you’ll know which hit first, second, or third.

For Younger Shooters

For Youths (12-14 years old), the longest distance is 40 yards. For Cubs (11 years old & under), the longest distance is 25 yards.

F-H-A NFAA Scoring
View NFAA Scoring Rules

Registration and Concessions:

  • Free online registration
  • Free for children 14 and below
  • $10 for SDA members and active-duty Military ($14 with mulligans and doe tags)
  • $15 for Non-members ($19 with mulligans and doe tags)
  • +$5 for in-person visitors’ table registration (proposed)


  • Water bottles: Pickup free at the visitors’ table
  • Sodas and snacks: $1 each. Drop payment in Pay Pole or visitors’ table

• Preregister and pay online today

Print and bring along a signed waiver

Paper shoots may be canceled due to heavy rain (Animal, Hunter, Field Rounds). While 3D Shoots will NOT be canceled due to bad weather!

After tallying your paper scorecard, submit your score online at

Please submit your score online. If you choose not to submit your score online, your participation in the tournament may not be recorded. Your uploaded or paper scorecard is still required for verification purposes.