There are two ways to use a bow in the Society: Target Archery and Combat Archery. Target Archery is a test of skill and accuracy, archers vying against one other to accumulate the most points. 'Sharps' (arrows with points) are most commonly used. Combat Archery involves armour (much the same as for Heavy Combat), and archers using 'blunts' against each other (and against enemy heavy combatants on the Warfield).
Images courtesy of Paul of Abbotsford, Indrani Mai and Deense and Javier of the Axemen.