100% Arkansas‐Approved Bowhunter Safety Course

A course on safe and responsible bowhunting approved by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Arkansas-Approved Bowhunter Course

This course is approved and accepted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

What’s Included in an Approved Course

The Arkansas Bowhunter's Ed Course is approved by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the state agency responsible for the administration of the Arkansas Bowhunter Education Certificate.

To be approved by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, a course must teach bowhunters to become:

  • Safe (by following all bowhunting safety rules)
  • Responsible (about hunting, wildlife, conservation, and bowhunting laws)
  • Knowledgeable (by knowing and demonstrating acceptable behavior and attitudes while bowhunting)
  • Involved (in joining and participating in bowhunting and conservation organizations)

Meets IHEA-USA Standards

This Arkansas bowhunter-ed.com online hunting education course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by IHEA-USA and meets the requirements of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hunter safety mandate.

About the Standards

In 1999 the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA) adopted a set of performance guidelines for basic hunter education courses. These standards have been used internationally by hunter education administrators to evaluate minimum core content in hunter education courses. Industry partners including the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and hunter-ed.com have used the revised standards to develop new student manuals and alternative delivery methods for hunter education.

NBEF Authorized Course

This Arkansas bowhunter-ed.com online bowhunting education course was developed in accordance with the standards set forth by the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF). The NBEF administers the International Bowhunter Education Program (IBEP) in cooperation with state and provincial hunter education programs and state bowhunter organizations.

The IBEP is used in all states and Canadian provinces and follows the standards of the International Hunter Education Association, a professional organization of hunter education administrators from throughout North America. While basic hunter education courses include archery and bowhunting, the IBEP provides more in-depth skill information to help you become a more effective and responsible bowhunter.

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