Each team is to stay on their side of the safety zone. After a player's initial arrows are shot, he or she can find replacement arrows laying about the field. Players may enter the safety zone to retrieve arrows, but cannot shoot or be shot in the safety zone. Players cannot remain in the safety zone to avoid being tagged. If an arrow flies outside of the field boundary, a player may retrieve it, but must re-enter the field immediately after retrieving the arrow. Consider outside boundaries as safe zones; players cannot be "tagged" when recovering arrows outside of the Archery Tag ® field of play.
Although not recommended, head shots can count to tag a person out. A player is tagged out when the foam-tip of an arrow comes into contact with any part of their body, clothing or equipment (so yep, a bow shot counts as a hit!). A "tagged player" is eliminated from play and must leave the playing field and stand off to the side with his or her mask still in place. Eliminated players re-enter play in the order they were eliminated when someone from their team catches an arrow in flight, knocks out one of the target centres from the opposing team's 5-Spot Target, or if one minute has passed, whichever occurs first.