Bowhunter Education

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by mhouck06, Aug 15, 2021.

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Have you taken a bowhunter ed course?

  1. Yes - Not Required

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  2. Yes - Required

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  3. No

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    17.6%
  1. Ashley Adams

    Ashley Adams Weekend Warrior

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  2. mhouck06

    mhouck06 Weekend Warrior

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    I think there are only a few states that require it. I am not sure which ones. I have hunted a handful of states, so far I have not needed the bowhunters ed yet.
     
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  3. Ashley Adams

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    Mainly looking at Kentucky and West Virginia but will definitely do more research thanks!


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    I took the class in person back around 2000 -2002. It wasn't required, but I wanted to take it just in case of an out of state hunt.

    I'm in NWPA (Erie, PA).
    No shooting test either. I wish it had one. Did have a blood trailing course. Red dye in water. Wow I'm getting old , 2000 now 2021, holy crap
     
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    I have personally hunted both of those states and did not need the bowhunter ed certificate for either of those, but still worth looking into to make sure nothing has changed recently.
     
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    mhouck06 Weekend Warrior

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    This is from the course I took.
     

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    I took the hunters education course because I got in on an out of state lease. I took the international bow hunters course because here in WV it’s required to be eligible to participate in an urban hunt. Did both and I’m over 50.


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    Westfinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I took one when I lived in New York when I was a kid back in the 80's.
     
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