Hunter & Bow Hunter Safety Courses
Do you know that if you were born after January 1, 1960 you are required to complete a course of instruction approved by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)?
I am a certified instructor of Hunter & Bowhunter Safety. I will have all of my classes and locations posted here on the calendar. If you have any questions or what to sign up for a class contact me and I will be glad to assist you.
The first mandated hunter education program began in New York in 1949 to reduce hunting incidents. As hunter education programs spread across the country, safety coordinators formed what is now the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) to create a core curriculum, which is the basis for this course. Ultimately, the mission of hunter education programs is to develop safe, ethical,and responsible hunters and to ensure the continuation of the hunting tradition.
The International Bowhunter Education Program (IBEP) today is in cooperated with state and provincial hunter education programs and state bowhunter organizations. The IBEP is used in all 50 states and all Canadian provinces and follows the standards of the IHEA. While basic hunter education courses include archery and bowhunting, the IBEP provides more in-depth skill information to help you become more effective and responsible bowhunter.
Hunter education is currently required in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, 3 Northwest Territories and Mexico. A separate bowhunter education course is required in many of the states and provinces to comply with the bowhunting laws and regulations in those jurisdictions.