RAPID CITY, SD (October 16, 2023) – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) is calling all bowhunters to participate in its Photos from The Field contest, a celebration of the passion and camaraderie within the bowhunting community. NBEF is dedicated to portraying bowhunting in a positive light and recognize bowhunters who are proud of their sport.

Whether you’re a longtime friend of NBEF, a student, an instructor, or have been part of our journey in any capacity, we invite you to share your favorite bowhunting moments with us. Our contest is not about the size of your harvest or the score of your game; it’s about the memories and experiences you’ve had in the great outdoors. Your photo could depict the anticipation of heading out, a heartwarming gathering to swap bowhunting tales, a delicious meal prepared from your harvest, meticulous setup or checking of trail cameras, maintenance of your equipment, or any other snapshot that encapsulates the essence of your time afield.

To participate, simply email your photo to info@nbef.org and include your name (we will use only your first name and last initial), your home state/country, and the location where your captivating photo was taken. Selected photos may find their way to our platforms at NBEF.org, Facebook, or Instagram.

For helpful tips on creating stunning hunting photos, visit this resource from the NRA Hunters Leadership Forum: Best Practices for Hunting Photos from the NRA Hunters Leadership Forum.

NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz explained, “NBEF’s mission is to be the beacon of responsible bowhunting. Let’s join forces to champion bowhunting together. We’re thrilled to display your bowhunting snapshots and reward fortunate winners with NBEF trucker caps and merchandise.”

Join us in commemorating the spirit of bowhunting through the lens of your camera. Share your story with NBEF today!

NBEF helps bowhunters be safe, successful and stewards of the sport. NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at nbef.org.

About NBEF

The National Bowhunter Education Foundation offers instructional content and tools for bowhunter education classes in the US. Helping bowhunters become safe and successful hunters and stewards of the sport are important NBEF missions. NBEF provides the bowhunter certification standards and class content that some states and certain circumstances require to bow hunt. NBEF provides instructor training and certification.

NBEF oversees the International Bowhunter Education Program and works with the International Hunter Education Association and state agencies to coordinate a unified program. States may have additional requirements. Europe and other countries accept the NBEF (IBEP) certification and conduct classes.

NBEF also oversees the International Crossbow Education Program and works with state agencies responsible for crossbow education to develop comprehensive online crossbow safety courses that teach students important laws and regulations, game identification, and safe, responsible handling of crossbow equipment.

NBEF is a 501(c)3 corporation that isn’t a membership-based organization. Tax-deductible donations to support this non-profit are welcome.

Learn more at nbef.org.




Kim Emery, Firefly Publicity, kim@fireflypublicity.com