Official Montana Bowhunter Safety Course

Take this Montana–approved course to complete your online bowhunting safety education.

Get bowhunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $30.00 course.

  2. Finish any education requirements.

  3. Get ready to go bowhunting!

Do you need Montana Bowhunter education?

You need education to buy a bow-and-arrow license in Montana. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, also needs a hunter safety course.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Requirements

Please Note: Bowhunter Education Online Field Day courses are NOT offered in Montana from August 1 to December 31 of each year.

You must be at least 18 years old to take this online course.

After this Course

After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Bowhunter Education Online Field Day to complete your Bowhunter safety certification.

What To Expect From This Course

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining story lines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe bowhunting practices.

Watch this 67-second sample to see how we put you in the bowhunter's camo.

Comprehensive Instruction in Montana Bowhunter Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Bowhunter safety education established by Montana. Bowhunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government agencies responsible for Bowhunter laws and regulations.

State-Approved Content

As a course provider approved by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Montana Bowhunter's Ed Course covers everything a new Bowhunter may need to know in order to be safe in Montana while bowhunting.

Bowhunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of state government agencies responsible for Bowhunter laws and regulations.

Learn Your Way on Any Device

Bowhunter Ed offers the only online Bowhunter education 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.

Saved Progress

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.

We’re people, not robots.

Our customer service team, made up of real people with real Bowhunter Ed experience, is here to provide assistance through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

8:30 a.m. to midnight CST Monday–Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday & Sunday

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Bill, Cecilia, Diana, Heidi, Josh, Laura, Lilibeth, Liz, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 toll-free



Email Bowhunter Ed Support

Montana Approved

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
1420 East Sixth Avenue
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701

Made in the USA

This 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 Bowhunter safety 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 Montana Bowhunter Education Certificate. For more information, see the Montana Bowhunter Laws and Regulations page.

Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.

Need help? Here are the answers to the questions Montana Bowhunter students most frequently ask.

Frequently Asked Questions