NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz & Outdoor Communicator Andrew McKean at P&Y Club Convention

National Bowhunter Education Foundation Supports Pope & Young Club

RAPID CITY, SD (August 9, 2021) – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) sponsored Pope & Young Club’s 60th Anniversary Convention this July in Reno, NV. Bowhunters celebrated the past and looked forward to future hunting experiences while networking and sharing information with fellow bowhunters at this popular event. NBEF sponsored a luncheon featuring speaker Andrew McKean, a long-time outdoor writer and currently the Hunting and Conservation Editor for Outdoor Life.

In her remarks, NBEF’s Executive Director Marilyn Bentz asked current and former bowhunter education instructors and former students to stand and be recognized. “It made me so proud to see about half of the attendees were instructors and about 75% of the audience had participated in an NBEF course,” revealed Bentz.
“Congratulations to Pope & Young on its 60th anniversary,” said Bentz. “NBEF was happy to celebrate this milestone with fellow bowhunters while planning for the future.”

“Pope & Young and NBEF share the values of promoting bowhunting and protecting the future of the sport,” explained Pope & Young Club Executive Director Jason Rounsaville. “We appreciate the support of non-profit organizations like NBEF.”

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