RAPID CITY, SD (September 26, 2022) – National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) celebrates Bowhunter Magazine’s 50th anniversary and its ongoing mission to inspire and promote bowhunting. The two organizations share a passion for bowhunting and, interestingly, the seeds for both organizations were planted around the same time.

In each issue during its anniversary year, Publisher Jeff Waring spotlights an industry partner that provided support to Bowhunter Magazine and also contributed to the growth and improvement of the bowhunting community. NBEF is thrilled to be recognized in the “Bowhunter Business” column in the September 2022 issue.

“NBEF appreciates this recognition by Bowhunter magazine,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “We’re proud of our heritage and the important steps that were taken to initiate the bowhunter education program. The founder and board members, from the onset and through the years, have guided our program and made it the success that it is today with thousands of volunteer instructors reaching tens of thousands of students each year. Throughout the years Bowhunter has been a staunch supporter of Bowhunter Education, with magazine Founder M.R. James and long-time Conservation Editor Dr. Dave Samuel playing key roles in the early days as board members and educators, and now Publisher Jeff Waring and ‘Hunting Whitetails’ Columnist C.J. Winand following in their footsteps.”
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.