RAPID CITY, SD (October 20, 2022) – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) reminds bowhunters of its Photos from the Field initiative and contest. NBEF understands the importance of creating an environment to showcase bowhunting in a positive manner and recognize bowhunters who are proud of their sport.
Friends of the NBEF, students and instructors, past and present, are asked to share favorite bowhunting photos with us. A photo contest will award a random winner with an NBEF cap. Our photo contest is not based on the size or score of the animal harvested. In fact, you don’t even need to include a harvested animal in your photo because we know some of the best days in afield are when you don’t even draw your bow. Photos could show someone heading out, a gathering to share bowhunting stories, a meal prepared from the harvest, setting up or checking trail cams, maintaining equipment, or other events which help make memories of your time afield.
Email your photo to email@example.com and include your name (we’ll just post your first name and last name initial), home state/country and the state or country where your photo was taken. Select photos will be posted on NBEF.org, Facebook or Instagram.
Click here for Best Practices for Hunting Photos from the NRA Hunters Leadership Forum.
“Part of NBEF’s mission is to be the model stewards of bowhunting. We all need to work together to promote bowhunting,” explained NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz. “We’re excited about this opportunity to showcase your bowhunting photos and award lucky winners.”
NBEF helps bowhunters be safe, successful and stewards of the sport. NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at nbef.org.
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.