The Archery Trade Association designed the interactive Explore Bowhunting and Explore Bowfishing curriculums to help teachers, instructors, and program leaders educate their students with no previous archery expertise required. The programs are designed for virtually any educator, regardless of skill level.

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. While this program was originally developed for ages 8-17, it’s a great resource for someone of any age to learn more about bowhunting.

*Members can download the full Explore Bowhunting Student Handbook here.

Explore Bowhunting Course Reporting Form

Thank you for teaching an Explore Bowhunting course and sharing our curriculum with your students. The course reporting form is intended to collect information to improve the overall program and materials. We value your input!
*The information you provide is for internal use only and will not be shared publicly.

Perfect for

Schools - both in school and after 
school programs

City and county recreation programs

Nature and outdoor education centers

Community based programs such as Scouts, 4-H and 
summer camps

Events, festivals and fairs with outdoor, hunting or conservation themes

Retailers interested in teaching youth how to get close to wildlife

Learn more

Explore Bowhunting is offered nationwide through state wildlife agencies and several NGO's. Educators can receive the complete Explore Bowhunting curriculum packet by attending a development workshop. Contact your Explore Bowhunting state coordinator for more information.

For more information on Bowhunting:

Josh Gold, Senior Manager of R3 and State Relations

Explora Caza Con Arco

In 2017, the ATA launched "Explora Caza Con Arco," the Spanish version of the ATA’s popular “Explore Bowhunting” program. Explora Caza Con Arco includes translated how-to resources like those provided in Explore Bowhunting. These resources give Spanish-speaking communities the tools to use public lands and start bowhunting. The ATA offers the program for free to state wildlife agencies, federal-government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. Click here to read the official press release. To learn more about Explora Caza Con Arco and how to implement it in your state, contact Josh Gold, ATA's senior manager of R3 and state relations, at

Instructional videos

Explore Bowhunting is offered nationwide through state wildlife agencies. Educators can receive the complete Explore Bowhunting curriculum packet by attending a development workshop. View a sample instructional video here. Contact your state wildlife agency to locate and register for an Explore Bowhunting workshop near you.

1 Explore Bowhunting Curriculum

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.