Ottawa Field Target Association

This webpage has been posted as a means for Eastern Ontario area airgun shooters who are interested in the sport of Field Target (FT) shooting to get together and particpate in this challenging sport.

Perhaps the first FT ever shoot in Larose Forest (dusky rose wardrobe is optional)We have set up informal shoots at places where it is legal and safe to discharge airguns. Someone has also offered up their field (with over 1km to the back fence!) just east of Embrun. Click here for photos of our June shoot. If you don't have a suitable air rifle, don't worry, you can borrow a rifle for our shoots and give it a try. The best way to see if this game is for you is to actually try it.

Amongst the group we now have about 40 proper field targets (limited to 20ft/lb guns). I will bring a Ruger Blackhack air rifle or a Weihrauch HW97KT to share (The Ruger regularly goes on sale at TSC stores for about $100 and mine will consistently hit 25mm targets at 30m!).

I have drafted a FT info sheet for distribution to Ottawa area gun clubs and shops. This is a first draft so I'm open to suggestions (and devoid of any graphic design skills).

You may want to check out this YouTube video on FT positions before coming out to the shoot. Everyone around here is a relative novice, so there's lots of learn and no experienced coaches - gotta love the internet!

To be added to the mailing list of those who are interested in FT shooting in the Ottawa area, send me an email.

Google Groups
Subscribe to Ottawa Field Target Shooters Visit OFTA's facebook page
Visit this group

2014 FT Match Dates


July 12-13 Crosman Northest Regional Field Target Championship - Bloomfield NY

July 19 & 20 Canadian National Championships CAFTA - Port Colbourne, Ontario

August 2-3 Cross Catskills Challenge - NY (tentative dates)

Sept 13, Ontario Provincial Championships - Cheney, Ontario (tentative)

Aug 31 - Sept 7, World Field Target Championships - New Zealand

October 4 – 5 AAFTA Nationals - Heflin, Alabama

November 9th New York State Championship (50 shots) - Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Some good references:

What is Field Target Shooting?

How to start a FT club

Technical Skills Manual

How to set up a scope for FT shooting

FT Safety Rules

Canadian FT Rules

World FT Rules we try to follow the international rules for targets sizes, difficulty, etc.

Official CAFTA Forum

Canadian Airgun Forum

What gun to use?

How to tune up a spring powered air rifle

AirgunSource - an Ontario dealer in fine airguns

OShoot - an Ottawa airgun dealer

Cibles Canada Targets - a Gatineau, Quebec competition airgun dealer - an Eastern Ontario airgun dealer

Ottawa's firearm discharge bylaw and maps

Air Arms FT Targets from Airgun Source

The last FT shoot in Larose Forest