RAPID CITY, SD (December 14, 2023) – National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) recently attended and sponsored a lunch at the Nebraska R3 (recruitment, retention and reactivation) Summit at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in Ashland, NE. Attendees included volunteers, industry leaders, agency staff and conservation organizations who are all interested in the state’s recruitment, retention and reactivation efforts.

“NBEF understands the importance of continually evaluating their R3 efforts. We’re happy to support the State of Nebraska’s proactive efforts to introduce bowhunting and stay engaged with existing bowhunters,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “Nebraska continues to develop programs which coordinate well with their successful hunter and bowhunter education programs which lead to safe, responsible, and ethical hunters.”

“NBEF continues to be a valuable partner in our successful R3 efforts as well as other educational programs,” said Jeff Rawlinson, Assistant Division Administrator, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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 learn to become safe and successful hunters and stewards of the sport is important to the NBEF. NBEF provides the bowhunter certification 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 offer full reciprocity for 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