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Idaho Fish and Game Offers New Online Course for Bowhunter Education

Boise, ID (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

Idaho bowhunters in need of bowhunter education certification now have the option of being certified online. The course is designed to help Idaho bowhunters sharpen their skills and learn safe in-the-field practices.

“The Internet course teaches the same curriculum taught in the bowhunter instructor-led course using the same student manual,” said Brenda Beckley, Hunter Education & Recruitment Manager for the Idaho Fish and Game Department. “This course is another option for our students. Our instructor-led courses will continue to be taught, as they are preferred by some students.”

What is new is that students now can get certified without attending a field day, but they can voluntarily attend the field exercise in an instructor-led course with prior coordination.

The Internet course is a self-paced, interactive teaching platform that accommodates all types of learners. Designed to be a fun and informative presentation of essential safety information, short videos cover topics such as bowhunting methods, tree stand safety and archery practice. The course teaches important skills such as blood trailing and distance estimation.

The Idaho-approved online bowhunter course allows students to study for free, only paying the $ 30 fee after they have successfully passed the final exam. The course was made to fit the learner’s schedule, with progress automatically saved so students can learn at their own pace. The course is also mobile friendly, allowing students to take it at any time using either their computer, smartphone, tablet, e-reader or Internet TV.

The Bowhunter Ed course is the official course of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation.

To become certified, students can complete their bowhunter education at You must be at least 10 years old and a state resident to take Idaho’s Bowhunter Education course.

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 info(at)nbef(dot)org or visit To take an online bowhunter education course, visit

About Kalkomey Kalkomey, which produces Bowhunter Ed, is the official provider of recreational safety education materials for North America. 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