PEA shooting is the act of shooting dried peas out of a tube, a pea shooter, by blowing through it. A similar effect can be achieved by using small bits of paper instead of peas. A sport has developed around pea shooting, in which peas are shot into a target, similar to those used for archery. The target may be made of putty so the peas will stick to it or at least make indentations that easily identify the location of the hit. The competition tends to be dominated by local entrants, though a small number travel from around the world, notably the USA, and American personnel from the nearby US airbases of RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath have competed.