The archery at SCA events has some limitations for fun and safety. To establish the medieval atmosphere compound bows are not allowed. Arrows are limited to wood. Aluminum and carbon fiber shafts are not allowed. It is common to see cross bows, long bows, horse bows and a variety of modern re-curve bows on the archery range. If you would like to begin participating in archery activities, it is suggested that you should check out your local archery practice or simply stop by the archery field at an event and talk to some of the marshals and archers.