Bowhunter Ed Offers New South Dakota Online-Only Bowhunter Education Course

Bowhunter Ed Offers New South Dakota Online-Only Bowhunter Education Course
Bowhunter Ed Offers New South Dakota Online-Only Bowhunter Education Course
Kalkomey Enterprises
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DALLAS –-( A new online bowhunter education course is designed to help South Dakota bowhunters improve their skills and stay safe in the woods. Bowhunter Ed, which is an official course of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation, teaches safe in-the-field practices, bow shooting basics, different methods of bowhunting, and shot placement and recovery techniques. By completing this Bowhunter Ed course, students satisfy bowhunter educational requirements for the state of South Dakota, with no field day required.

“The course is South Dakota’s official online bowhunter education course. The training is a great idea for students because they learn safe practices and study information that will truly help them in the field,” said Jason Kool, hunter education administrator for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

The new South Dakota-approved online bowhunter education course allows students to study for free, paying only when they pass the course. All first-time archery big game hunters as well as big game archery licensees 12 through 15 years of age are required to have their South Dakota bowhunter education certificate.

The Bowhunter Ed course is mobile friendly so students can take the course on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device. The South Dakota Bowhunter Ed course features easy-to-understand information, instructional videos, plus detailed illustrations and animations to help students become better, more prepared bowhunters. To take the South Dakota-approved bowhunter education course, visit

While bowhunter education isn’t required in some states, several states and provinces do require bowhunter education.

The South Dakota Bowhunter Ed course will satisfy the bowhunter education requirements mandated by the following states and provinces:

• Alaska
• Connecticut
• Idaho
• Maine
• Montana
• Nebraska
• New Brunswick
• New Hampshire
• New Jersey
• New York
• Nova Scotia
• Quebec
• Rhode Island
• South Dakota
• Vermont

“Bowhunting seasons in South Dakota and many other states will be opening in late summer,” said Marilyn Bentz, executive director of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation. “If South Dakota residents are planning to hunt big game in South Dakota with a bow, or you are planning to bowhunt in a state requiring a bowhunter education certificate, you would be wise to take this course or a traditional course now. Then you can dedicate the remainder of the summer to fine tuning your equipment and shooting.”

About the National Bowhunter Education Foundation

The NBEF and its network of 5,000 volunteer instructors work hard to ensure the future of bowhunting. Each year thousands of committed volunteers donate their time and financial means to bowhunter education throughout the world. The core curriculum of the program remains standardized throughout all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.

For more information regarding the NBEF or becoming an instructor, please contact the National Bowhunter Education Foundation at [email protected] or visit To take an online bowhunter education course, visit

About Kalkomey
Kalkomey, parent company of Bowhunter Ed, is the official provider of recreational safety education materials for all 50 states. Our print and Internet courses have been providing official safety certification since 1995. We provide safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and operating off-road vehicles and snowmobiles. For more information, visit