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Many archers were yeomen who made their livings by working their own farms and were only called to service as needed. Their responsibilities as archers were to practice regularly and to be available as needed. In battle, of course, they used their skills to defend their lords or monarchs. Their place on the land required them to be archers by law.

In some countries, archers were mercenaries, who were hired to practice and fight as needed. Their duties were prescribed as needed at the time they were hired, and varied from one situation to another.

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they hunted and shot from a bow and arrow

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