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Online bowhunter education with an in-person field day

This course is not a substitute for the Extended Archery Ethics Course.
Total field day time:
5 hours minimum
Class meets:
1 day
$36.00 *
Contact instructor

This is a comprehensive course for national bowhunter certification. Completion is required to bowhunt in Idaho, Montana, Alaska and several other states. This course does not replace the hunter education course for archery hunters born after Dec. 31, 1965 — these hunters must still complete the hunter education course before purchasing their hunting licenses.

The course includes bowhunting safety, ethics, methods and regulations. We will also discuss elevated stands, shot placement and survival. There will be field exercises and a final written exam.

* $30.00 online course cost and a $6.00 registration fee. In addition, some facilities charge to rent a room or range, which increases the student cost.

Ready to take this course?

1 Purchase a Registration Certificate. Purchase a Bowhunter Education Registration Certificate ($6) before attending this class. You can purchase a certificate online, from a Division office or a license agent. The instructor must have this certificate to officially enroll you in the class.

2 Find a field day in your area.

3 Contact the field day instructor. You must contact the instructor to get officially enrolled in the field day. Contact information is listed with the field day.

4 Study the online material in preparation for the field day. You must provide proof of completion to the instructor at the field day. The material and exam are available online at bowhunter-ed.com/ut. Be sure to print out your field day qualifier certificate before attending the field day.

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