Offers New North Dakota Bowhunter Education Course

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The new bowhunter safety course at is the official online course for North Dakota bowhunter education. After completing the course, students must take their course completion voucher to the required archery field training day to complete the state requirements for bowhunter education.

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The course is North Dakota’s official online bowhunter education course

A new online bowhunter education course is designed to help North Dakota 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 will receive their Archery Field Training Voucher to gain entrance to the final in-person component of the North Dakota bowhunter education course.

“The course is North Dakota’s official online bowhunter education course. The training is a great opportunity for new and seasoned bowhunters to learn safe practices and study information that will truly help them in the field,” said John Mazur, hunter education coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

The Bowhunter Ed course is mobile friendly so students can take the course on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device. Bowhunter Ed features easy-to-understand information, instructional videos, plus detailed illustrations and animations to help students be successful, better prepared bowhunters. To take the North Dakota-approved bowhunter education course, visit

The new North Dakota bowhunter education course allows students to study for free, paying only when they pass the course. Upon payment, students will receive and can print out their Archery Field Training Voucher, which can be used to sign up for the in-person component. Only after the Archery Field Training is completed will the student receive his or her Archery Certification Card.

While bowhunter education isn’t mandatory in North Dakota, it may be required for special access hunting such as urban hunts or if hunters wish to go bowhunting in states or provinces where certification is mandatory:

  •     Alaska
  •     Connecticut
  •     Idaho
  •     Maine
  •     Montana
  •     Nebraska
  •     New Brunswick
  •     New Hampshire
  •     New Jersey
  •     New York
  •     Nova Scotia
  •     Quebec
  •     Rhode Island
  •     South Dakota
  •     Vermont

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 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

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