RAPID CITY, SD (July 7, 2021) – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) sponsored the Professional Outdoor Media (POMA) business conference this June in Franklin, TN. The gathering of industry media, corporate partners and non-profit partners offered an opportunity to share new product information, provide educational classes on topics important to content creators and develop important business relationships.

NBEF’s message about its safety and success-focused bowhunter ed classes, informational materials, and enthusiasm to support the industry was well received by the 177 attendees of this 15 th annual event.

“NBEF value people who create bowhunting content,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “By sponsoring the POMA conference and their membership, we want to demonstrate our commitment to support professional outdoor media in portraying bowhunting safety and encouraging bowhunting success.”

“We all had a wonderful time at our POMA Conference held in Franklin, TN. Primarily due to the sponsors of our event, like the National Bowhunter Education Foundation,” explained POMA Executive Director Thomas MacAulay. “Marilyn Bentz is a wonderful human being, and the National Bowhunter Education Foundation are extraordinary partners to have in our organization since 2005.”

POMA President Michelle Scheuermann shared, “One of the aspects I love about our industry is how well we work with one another and support one another. I’ve known Marilyn and NBEF for years and am thrilled to have her community join POMA’s community at the annual Business Conference to make great things happen!”

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.

Kim Emery, Firefly Publicity, kim@fireflypublicity.com