RAPID CITY, SD (March 11, 2024) – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) recently sponsored the 2024 Archery Trade Association Archery & Bowhunting Summit and Partner Social in St. Louis, MO. This gathering gave attendees an opportunity to discuss best practices and discovered how this information can be applied to improve their business and these sports. Participants also learned how to garner industry support and which efforts are creating the most avid archers and bowhunters.

“The ATA Archery & Bowhunting Summit offered an opportunity to share information and network,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “These opportunities help us gain knowledge and connect so we can, as individuals and organizations, propel these industries forward.”

“We value the important work of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation and appreciate their support of our first annual ATA Summit co-located with the ATA Show,” shared ATA President & CEO Jeff Poole. “Fostering and building relationships between industry and state and federal wildlife agency personnel will provide valuable partnerships that will propel our work to increase archery participation through the stewardship of Federal Excise Tax dollars.”

NBEF works with ATA to spread NBEF’s message about its safety and success-focused bowhunter ed classes, informational materials and to enthusiastically support the industry.
NBEF helps bowhunters learn to 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. The NBEF provides bowhunter certification standards and class content that states, and certain circumstances require in order to bowhunt. 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. Europe and other countries accept the NBEF (IBEP) certification and conduct IBEP 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