RAPID CITY, SD (May 10, 2023) –National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) sponsored Pope & Young Club’s 33rd Biennial Convention in Reno, NV. This event offers an opportunity to celebrate the past and look forward to future hunting experiences while networking and sharing information with fellow bowhunters. NBEF sponsored a luncheon for the attendees and a breakfast for the measurers.

“NBEF understands the importance of growing the sport of bowhunting through a two-pronged approach. We work with organizations that can help us introduce the sport to newcomers as well as organizations like Pope & Young that have a highly engaged group of experienced bowhunters,” said NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz. “The Pope & Young convention is a great gathering for sharing information, recognizing those that have made significant contributions to the sport, and planning for the future of bowhunting.”

“Pope & Young appreciates the ongoing support from NBEF,” explained Pope & Young Club Executive Director Jason Rounsaville. “Promoting bowhunting and protecting the future of the sport are important to both of our organizations.”

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 in order 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.