Bowhunter Instructor-led Course


Idaho Bowhunter Instructor-led Course will provide instruction in the areas of: Bowhunting law and ethics; Bowhunting skills including methods, shot placement, recovery techniques, game care, survival skills, blood trailing, tree stand safety and first aid; Wildlife identification; and Management and conservation.

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Bowhunter Education Certification Cards

Bowhunter Education Certification cards will be awarded to students upon successful completion of the course, which includes attending all class sessions, passing the field exercises and a written test.

Who needs Hunter Education?

To buy an archery permit, all bowhunters must possess a valid hunting license and show proof they have completed an approved bowhunter education course OR show evidence of having been licensed for an archer-only hunt in Idaho or another state, or complete an affidavit to that effect.

Age Requirements

  • Recommended for students ages 9-14 years of age or anyone new to bowhunting.
  • A parent must check in students under age 18.

Special Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting the Idaho Department of Fish and Game hunter education coordinators at fish and game offices or the State Hunter Education Coordinators office at 208-287-2872. Please allow a minimum of 30 days advanced notice for the Department to arrange a course and requested accommodations. Individuals can connect with the Idaho Relay Service or TDD at 1-800-368-6185.

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