A new online bowhunter education course is designed to help Iowa bowhunters improve their skills and stay safe in the woods. Bowhunter Ed, which is an official course of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation, teaches safe in-the-field practices, bow shooting basics, different methods of bowhunting, and shot placement and recovery techniques. By completing this Bowhunter Ed course, students satisfy bowhunter educational requirements for the state of Iowa, with no field day required.
“The bowhunter-ed.com course is Iowa’s official online bowhunter education course. The training is a great idea for new or experienced bowhunters because they learn safe practices and study information that will truly help them in the field,” said Megan Wisecup, hunter education administrator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The new Iowa-approved online bowhunter education course allows students to study for free, paying only when they pass the course. The Bowhunter Ed course is mobile friendly so students can take the course on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device. The Iowa Bowhunter Ed course features easy-to-understand information, instructional videos, plus detailed illustrations and animations to help students become better, more prepared bowhunters. To take the Iowa-approved bowhunter education course, visit http://www.bowhunter-ed.com/iowa/.
Students must be at least 18 years of age to register for and complete the Iowa bowhunter education online course. While bowhunter education isn’t required in some states, several states and provinces do require bowhunter education. The Iowa Bowhunter Ed course will satisfy the bowhunter education requirements mandated by the following states and provinces:
- New Brunswick
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Nova Scotia
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
“Bowhunting seasons in Iowa and many other states will be opening in late summer, so there’s no better time than now to complete your education,” said Marilyn Bentz, executive director of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation. “If Iowa residents are planning to bowhunt in a state or special bowhunt in Iowa requiring a bowhunter education certificate, you would be wise to take this new online course or a traditional course now. Then you can dedicate the remainder of the spring and summer to fine tuning your equipment and shooting.”
About the National Bowhunter Education Foundation
The NBEF and its network of 5,000 volunteer instructors work hard to ensure the future of bowhunting. Each year thousands of committed volunteers donate their time and financial means to bowhunter education throughout the world. The core curriculum of the program remains standardized throughout all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.
For more information regarding the NBEF or becoming an instructor, please contact the National Bowhunter Education Foundation at [email protected] or visit http://www.nbef.org/. To take an online bowhunter education course, visit http://www.bowhunter-ed.com/.
Kalkomey, which produces Bowhunter Ed, is the official provider of recreational safety education materials for all 50 states. Our print and Internet courses have been providing official safety certification since 1995. We provide safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and operating off-road vehicles and snowmobiles. For more information, visit http://www.kalkomey.com/.