RAPID CITY, SD (September 25, 2023) –The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) would like to remind you it’s a great time to prepare for the fall hunting season. Brush up on strategy, tactics, safety and hunting ethics. NBEF is the place to go to find a local bowhunter ed or crossbow ed class – either in-person or online – which can be completed anytime, anywhere.

“Even seasoned bowhunters learn something new at a bowhunter ed class,” explained NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz. “Take a last-minute online class and work at your own pace or enjoy the company and camaraderie of other like-minded hunters at an in-person class.”

Think about repairing or replacing equipment and anticipate your clothing needs for the fall season. NBEF has new trucker caps and an assortment of NBEF-logoed apparel. Add some décor, like a 3D mini deer or bear model or diagrams, to your hunting lodge or cabin. Visit our NBEF shop for educational tools, videos, books and apparel.

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.

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