Do you need Nebraska Bowhunter education?
You need education if you are 12 through 29 years old, and you must carry proof of course completion while bowhunting deer, antelope, elk, and mountain (bighorn) sheep with a bow and arrow or crossbow in Nebraska.
You must be at least 11 years old to take this online course.
You do not have to be a resident of Nebraska to take this online course.
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:
- New Brunswick
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Nova Scotia
- Rhode Island
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.
All U.S. states, provinces, and countries that have mandatory bowhunter education requirements will accept the Nebraska Bowhunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Nebraska will accept Bowhunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd St. Lincoln, NE 68503 402-471-0641