ASA Archery Information, Rules, and Classes

asa archeryThe ASA or Archery Shooters Association was created in 1993 in Kennesaw, Georgia. ASA archery is broken down into two categories, the ASA Federation (state level) and the McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour (national). The ASA Federation has chapters in 30 states with around 7,000 members.

ASA Archery Info

Archery Shooters Association
PO Box 399
Kennesaw, GA 30156

phone: 770-795-0232
fax: 770-795-0953
email: info@asaarchery.com

To become a member, visit this link. Individual memberships cost $30. Lifetime and family memberships are available also. Please call 770-795-0232 for more info.

ASA Archery Rules, Targets, and Shooting Classes

ASA Archery Rules

ASA archery events are 3D tournaments. Archers shoot a course that contains twenty 3D animal targets. On each animal there are scoring rings which are worth 14, 12, 10, or 8 points. A shot that hits the 3D animal outside the scoring rings is awarded 5 points. A shot that misses the animal is counted as a zero. At the end of each round, the points are totalled for a final score. For additional information on ASA rules and a list of upcoming ASA Pro/Am Tournaments, click here.

   

ASA Archery Targets

McKenzie targets are the official targets of ASA Archery. To visit the McKenzie website, click here.

The following are the McKenzie targets being used by the ASA:

  • Grazing Deer
  • Large Alert Deer
  • Large Sneak Deer
  • Pronghorn Antelope
  • Mule Deer
  • Russian Boar
  • Medium Deer
  • Chamois
  • Large Deer
  • Wolf
  • Mountain Lion
  • Warthog
  • Leopard
  • Hyena
  • Javelina
  • Coyote
  • Wild Boar
  • Med. Black Bear
  • Corsican Sheep
  • Impala

ASA Archery Competitor Categories and Classes

Categories

Open Category

Open class archers can use any bow (compound or recurve), any sight, and any stabilizer.

Fixed Pin Category

Fixed pin archers can use as many pins as they would like. Their front stabilizer must be 12 inches or shorter. Rear stabilizers can also be used but can not have more than 2 extensions that are six inches or less.

ASA Archery Shooting Classes

Open Pro
  • Level 6
  • Unknown yardages
  • 290 fps speed limit
  • Maximum yardage of 50 yards
  • Open to any age or sex
  • Anyone who had two top ten finish and earned over $2,000 in their last year of ASA Pro/Am must compete at this level or higher.
Senior Open Pro
  • Level 6
  • Age 50 or older
  • Unknow yardages
  • 290 fps speed limit
  • Maximum yardage of 50 yards
  • Open to any sex
Open Women’s Pro
  • Level 6
  • Unknown yardages
  • 280 fps speed limit
  • Maximum yardage of 50 yards
Open Semi Pro
  • Level 5
  • Unknown yardages
  • 290 fps speed limit
  • Maximum yardage of 50 yards
  • Open to any age or sex
  • Anyone who had a top ten finish and earned over $720 in their last year of ASA Pro/Am must compete at this level or higher.
Open Known 50
  • Level 5
  • Known yardages
  • 290 fps speed limit
  • Maximum yardage of 50 yards
  • Open to any age or sex
Open A
  • Level 5
  • Unknown yardages
  • 290 fps speed limit
  • Maximum yardage of 45 yards
  • Open to any age or sex
  • Anyone who had a top ten finish and earned over $500 in their last year of ASA Pro/Am competition must compete at this level or higher.
Level 4 Classes
  • Men’s Unlimited (Fixed Pins)  45 Yards  290 fps
  • Senior Men’s Open  45 Yards  290 fps
  • Limited Open – No Release  45 Yards  290 fps
  • Open B  45 Yards  290 fps
  • Known 45 – Open  45 Yards  290 fps
  • Women’s Open A  45 Yards  280 fps
  • Women’s Known 45 – Open  45 Yards  280 fps
Level 3 Classes
  • Super Senior Open  40 Yards Unknown Unknown 280 fps
  • Senior Masters Open  40 Yards Unknown Unknown 280 fps
  • Senior Women’s Open  40 Yards Known Unknown 280 fps
  • Senior Hunter (Fixed Pins)  40 Yards Known Unknown 280 fps
  • Hunter (Fixed Pins)  40 Yards Known Unknown 280 fps
  • Open C  40 Yards Known Known 280 fps
  • Young Adult Male (15 – 17)  40 Yards Known Unknown 280 fps
  • Women’s Open B  40 Yards Known Unknown 280 fps
  • Women’s Known 40 – Open  40 Yards Known Known 280 fps
  • Crossbow  40 Yards Unknown Known 330 fps
Level 2 Classes
  • Traditional  25 Yards Unknown Unknown 280 fps
  • Bow Novice (Fixed Pins)  30 Yards Known Known 280 fps
  • Women’s Hunter (Fixed Pins)  30 Yards Known Known 260 fps
  • High School Pins (Gr 9 -12)  30 Yards Known Known 260 fps
  • Middle School Pins (Gr 6 – 8)  30 Yards Known Known 240 fps
  • Youth Boys Open (13 – 14)  30 Yards Known Unknown 240 fps
  • Youth Girls Open (13 – 14)  30 Yards Known Unknown 240 fps
Level 1 Classes
  • Senior Eagle Open (11-12)  25 Yards 1-10 Unk 11-20 K 230 fps
  • Eagle Open (9 -10)  20 Yards 1-10 Unk 11-20 K 220 fps
  • Junior Eagle Open (6 – 8)  15 Yards 1-10 K 11-20 K 220 fps
  • Elementary Pins (Gr 3 – 5)  20 Yards Known Known 230 fps
   
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