Bowhunter education


  • Youth ages 12 and older are eligible for certification
  • Youth ages 12-15 must first complete and pass a Firearm Safety Training Class
  • Any person who wishes to bow hunt in the following states is required to have a Bow Hunter Education Certificate: Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Vermont. Canadian Provinces include New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec. If you are planning in out-state hunt, please check that state’s requirements well in advance of your trip.



  • $5 - $10 fee is collected by the Instructor. Checks made payable to the DNR.

General Information

The Bow Hunter Education Program covers bow hunting techniques, equipment, bow hunting safety and hunter responsibility.

For general information on bow hunter education call (888) 646-6367 or (800) 366-8917.

For duplicate hunter education certificates, call (888) 646-6367 or (800) 366-8917

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