Archery & Bowhunting
Explore Bowhunting is an educational program designed to help instructors, program leaders and educators teach students ages 11-17 the basic skills of bowhunting. The Archery Trade Association has created this program to spark an interest and passion for bowhunting in today’s youth. Through these hands-on experiences students gain confidence interacting with the natural environment and strengthen their appreciation for wildlife and the woods.
Who can use Explore Bowhunting?
Explore Bowhunting is offered through state wildlife agencies. Currently the program is offered in 13 states. The ATA is implementing Explore Bowhunting nationwide in 2013-2014.
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Get the Materials
Educators can receive the complete Explore Bowhunting curriculum packet by attending a development workshop. Contact your state wildlife agency to locate and register for and Explore Bowhunting workshop near you.
Awards and Recognition
This project was funded, in part, by the Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MN M3E), a program supported by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.