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Update

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases throughout the state — and the big game application period quickly approaching — some hunter education instructors have been authorized to temporarily schedule courses with a completely remote option format.

Remote field day options will be available from now until Feb. 28, 2022. Instructor-led and in-person field days will still be available for students comfortable with these formats. For all in-person courses, please keep in mind the following:

  • Classes will be limited to a total of 40 people, including the instructor, students, parents and other visitors.
  • Masks are not required, but strongly recommended for everyone in the classroom.
  • A social distance of at least six feet between individuals from different households will be observed, whenever possible.

Students who register for a remote option course will receive detailed instructions from their course instructor after they register through the DWR website.

Online bowhunter education

This online bowhunter education course is not a substitute for the Extended Archery Ethics Course.

This is a comprehensive, online course for national bowhunter certification. Idaho, Montana, Alaska and several other states require that you complete bowhunter education before you can hunt. The course teaches bowhunting safety, ethics, hunting methods and more.

This course does not fulfill Utah's hunter education requirement for archery hunters born after Dec. 31, 1965. Hunters must complete the hunter education course before they can purchase a hunting license.

Note: The $30 course fee is paid directly to the online course provider.

Ready to take this course?

  1. Purchase a Utah Bowhunter Education Registration Certificate. Purchase a registration certificate ($6) before completing the online course. You can purchase a certificate on our website.
  2. Visit the National Bowhunter Education Foundation-approved online course — provided by Kalkomey Enterprises — and complete the online course. Once you have completed the course, you can print a temporary Bowhunter Education Certificate. The temporary certificate is honored in Utah and any other state that requires Bowhunter Education. You should receive your permanent Utah Bowhunter Education Certificate of Completion card in the mail in three to four weeks.
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