Bowhunting Safety Course Available Online

A new online bowhunter education course is designed to help Alabama 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 certification for the state of Alabama, with no field day required.

“Bowhunting seasons in Alabama and many other states are already open,” said Marilyn Bentz, executive director of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation. “If Alabama residents are planning to hunt big game in certain areas or on special hunts where certification is required, you would be wise to take this course or a traditional course now.”

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

The updated Alabama online bowhunter education course allows students to study for free, paying only when they pass the course. While bowhunter education isn’t mandatory in Alabama, it may be required if hunters wish to go bowhunting in states or provinces where certification is mandatory:

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