Official Maine Bowhunter Safety Course Online
Take this Maine–approved course to complete the online portion of your bowhunter safety education. Bowhunter Ed is a delegated provider for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
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Get bowhunter certified in 3 steps.
Study and pass the $30.00 online course.
Finish any other requirements.
Get ready to go bowhunting!
Do you need Maine Bowhunter education?
Any person (resident or non-resident) who applies for an archery license must show proof of having successfully completed an archery hunter education course or of having held an adult archery license in any year after 1979.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Requirements
You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.
You do not have to be a resident of Maine to take this online course.
After This Course
If you are under 16 years of age when you REGISTER for this course, you must pass this online course and attend the Bowhunter Skills and Exam Day to complete your bowhunter safety certification.
What to Expect From Bowhunter Ed
Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos
Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe bowhunting practices.
Comprehensive Instruction in Maine Bowhunter Safety Education
This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Bowhunter safety education established by Maine. Bowhunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Bowhunter laws and regulations.
As a course provider approved by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, the Maine Bowhunter Ed Course covers everything you may need to know in order to be safe.Sign Up For Free
Learn Your Way on Any Device
Bowhunter Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
284 State Street Augusta, ME 04333 Station 41
Made in the U.S.A.
This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.
How Do I Get My State Bowhunter License?
Bowhunter education is currently required in many states. An approved Bowhunter safety course is required to comply with the laws and regulations in those jurisdictions. Depending on your age, you may be required to have the Bowhunter Education Certificate in order to legally buy a license or permit to hunt. For more information, see the Maine Bowhunter Laws and Regulations page.
Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.Sign Up For Free
We’re people, not robots.
Your Bowhunter Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.
We’re available to help you:
9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)