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Kansas Bowhunter Laws and Regulations

Passing this Bowhunter license course will complete your online safety education for Kansas.

Do you need Kansas Bowhunter education?

Kansas

Kansas does not require Bowhunter education. A Bowhunter Education Certificate is not required to purchase a big game archery permit or to hunt with archery equipment. Other states, provinces, and certain federal properties may require a Bowhunter Education Certificate from an approved International Bowhunter Education Program (IBEP) course in order to bowhunt.

You must be at least 13 years old to take this online course.

You must be a resident of Kansas to take the online course.

Elsewhere

Hunter education is currently required in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, three Northwest Territories, and Mexico. A separate bowhunter education course is required in many of the states, provinces, and other countries to comply with the bowhunting laws and regulations in those jurisdictions.

The states and provinces requiring an IBEP course are:

  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Idaho
  • Maine
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Brunswick
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Nova Scotia
  • Quebec
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Why Bowhunter Safety Education Is Important

Bowhunting is a challenging sport! This type of hunting is done at a much closer range and requires a high degree of stealth, perseverance, patience, and effort. Bowhunters must become adept at scouting, tracking, and recovering game. Bowhunters must master new archery techniques and learn the anatomy and behavior of the game. Before attempting to use archery equipment as a hunting tool, each bowhunter should become a proficient archer. This requires dedication, practice, and good distance-judging ability.

Reciprocity

All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory bowhunter education requirements will accept the Bowhunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Kansas will accept Bowhunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)