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Official New Zealand Bowhunter Safety Course

Take this New Zealand–approved course to complete your online bowhunter safety education. is a delegated provider for the New Zealand Game Animal Council.

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Get bowhunter certified in 3 steps.

  1. Study and pass the $30.00 USD course.

  2. Finish any other requirements.

  3. Get ready to go bowhunting!

Do you need New Zealand Bowhunter education?

New Zealand does not require bowhunter education.

New Zealand Game Animal Council Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

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

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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.

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

Comprehensive Instruction in New Zealand Bowhunter Safety Education

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

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New Zealand Game Animal Council–Approved Content

As a course provider approved by the New Zealand Game Animal Council, this online course covers everything a new bowhunter may need to know in order to be safe while bowhunting.

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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.

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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.

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New Zealand Approved

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New Zealand Game Animal Council
1209 Hinemaru Street
PO Box 1715 Rotorua 3040

Made in North America

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

How do I get my Bowhunter safety license?

Bowhunter education is currently required in many countries. 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 Online Completion Certificate. For more information, see the New Zealand Bowhunter Laws and Regulations page.

Did you lose your certificate? Replace it here.

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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.

9:00 a.m. to midnight EST, seven days a week.

Get help seven days a week from professionals like Katy, Heidi, Josh, Misty, Liz, Allen, and Thomas.

1-800-830-2268 (international fees may apply)