Alabama Bowhunter Education Course

Take this Alabama state-approved online course and you'll be prepared for safe bowhunting in Alabama.

Approved by the State of Alabama and the IBEF
Approved by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources http://www.outdooralabama.com/

Alabama Bowhunter License

Who Needs Bowhunter Education?

Alabama does not require bowhunter education. You can take this course to bowhunt in states that require certification.

Get Alabama Bowhunter Certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study the Online Course Material

    Read each unit in preparation for the unit quizzes and the Alabama Certification Exam.

    Residential Requirement You must be a resident of Alabama to take the online course.

  2. Take the Final Exam

    Once you've completed all the units in the course, you'll be ready to take the Alabama Certification Exam.

  3. Receive Your Online Course Completion Certificate

    After passing the Alabama Certification Exam, you'll pay the $30.00 course fee and immediately print out your Online Course Completion Certificate. This certificate is your permanent certificate and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license where required.

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What to Expect When Taking the Course

Learning Step by Step

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for hunter training established by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA).

To help you improve your bowhunting skills and to prepare you for the final exam, the course is broken down into 8 easy-to-understand units that you can complete at your own pace:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Bowhunting
  • Unit 2: Understanding Wildlife
  • Unit 3: Safe and Responsible Bowhunting
  • Unit 4: Know Your Bow and Arrow
  • Unit 5: Preparation Before the Hunt
  • Unit 6: Methods of Bowhunting
  • Unit 7: Shot Placement and Recovery Techniques
  • Unit 8: Outdoor Preparedness

Read each unit. The units are organized to form building blocks of information. Each unit will help you understand the information in the next units.

Unit Quizzes & Final Exam

Unit Quizzes

As you progress through the course, you’ll be given the opportunity to demonstrate how well you’re understanding the bowhunter safety topics by taking a quiz at the end of each of the 8 units.

You’ll need to score 70% or greater on the unit quiz before moving on to the next unit. If you don’t pass a unit quiz, don’t worry. You’ll just keep taking the quiz until you pass.

Final Exam

After completing all units, you’ll proceed directly to the online Certification Exam.

You must score 80% or greater on the final exam to pass. If you fail the final exam, there is no penalty. You can retake the exam as many times as you like until you pass.

The Online Course Completion Certificate

After passing the unit quizzes and the Alabama Certification Exam, you have passed the online course.

Once you pay the course fee, you may immediately print out your Online Course Completion Certificate. This certificate serves as your permanent certificate and allows you to legally purchase a hunting license where required.

  • Bowhunter posing with a dead deer.

    In many states, a bow and arrow are considered a firearm, and the same rules and regulations that apply to firearms also apply to bows and arrows.

  • Bowhunters in camo waiting for a deer

    Many problems in the field are solved easily by a knowledgeable and prepared bowhunter. This online course will provide that knowledge and preparation.

  • Selecting the proper bow

    You’ll learn about "draw length" and "draw weight" to help you with selecting a bow.

A Comprehensive Course in Alabama Bowhunting Education

Developed Specifically for Alabama Bowhunters

Bowhunting Basics Instruction

This online bowhunting license course is based on Today’s Bowhunter: The Responsible Bowhunter’s Guide, which Bowhunter Ed developed and printed. Bowhunter Ed is the only bowhunting safety education course and exam provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government hunting and wildlife agencies.

This official training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a safe and responsible bowhunter in AL.

Today’s Bowhunter, The Responsible Bowhunter’s Guide

Bowhunter Ed is the only bowhunting safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government hunting and wildlife agencies.

Screenshot of broadhead types

It is critical that bowhunters understand and master the use of their weapon.

Comprehensive Bowhunter Education Content

The Bowhunter Ed Alabama Course features easy-to-understand bowhunter safety instructions and hundreds of detailed illustrations to help you improve your bowhunting skills and become a better, more prepared bowhunter.

This online bowhunter safety course will teach you the things every bowhunter must know, from following bowhunting regulations to behaving responsibly, in order to comply with state or provincial legal requirements.

Screenshot, common bow types

You’ll learn the three common bow types and their characteristics.

Closeup, the nocking point

You’ll learn the proper placement of the nocking point.

Instructional Videos and Animations

Your bowhunter safety education is reinforced by getting hands-on. Watch, touch, drag, drop, swipe, and more as you progress through the bowhunter safety course.

  • An overview of the different types of hunting tree stands

    Sample course instructional video, “Treestand Overview”

  • Animation illustrating the various shot angles

    Sample course instructional animation, “Good shot selection”

Alabama Approved

Reviewed & Approved by:

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
64 N. Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
334-242-3486
http://www.outdooralabama.com/

Self-Paced

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or completed a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we’ll keep track of your progress.

Mobile Ready

This bowhunter safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. It’s easy to study the course material from any place at any time.

Made in the USA

This bowhunting education safety course is proudly made in Dallas, Texas, USA, and our servers and data storage facilities are located within the USA.

How do I get my state bowhunting license?

The International Bowhunter Education Program (IBEP) is offered in all 50 states, all Canadian provinces, and 13 additional foreign countries. A separate bowhunter education course (sometimes called a bowhunting “license”) is required in many of the states and provinces to comply with the bowhunting laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Hunter education is currently required in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, three Northwest Territories, and Mexico. You may be required to have a hunter education certificate in order to purchase your Alabama hunting license. For more information, see the Alabama Hunter Laws and Regulations page.

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