This style of archery focuses on distance, although it is not important for an archer to reach the furthest distance, because the goal is to shoot an arrow as close to the clout, or flag, as possible. The closer an archer gets to the clout the more points are scored.
Clout archery requires a large amount of space because the flag must be placed at a far distance, and adequate room must be allowed for overshooting. To place an arrow as close to the flag as possible, an archer must shoot high, but also aim the shot accurately.
Clout Practice with Fred Koeppler (middle) and Leigh Allison (right).
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