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National Bowhunter Education Foundation Sponsors IHEA-USA Conference

Posted on: Jun 25, 2024

RAPID CITY, SD (June 25, 2024) – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) recently sponsored the 2024 International Hunter Education Association - USA (IHEA) Conference in Branson, MO. NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz also met with new state hunter ed administrators and shared information about NBEF history and its educational products.

“NBEF values its ongoing partnership with IHEA,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “Working together we can align strategies and education efforts to make a bigger impact on hunter safety.”

In addition to being a silver sponsor of the event, NBEF recognized Kenny Fort as Instructor of the Year. Fort is a South Callaway High School and middle school ag teacher in Mokane MO. He’s been a hunter education instructor since 2002 and a bowhunter education instructor since 2017.

“We value the ongoing support from the National Bowhunter Education Foundation and appreciate its sponsorship of our recent conference,” shared IHEA-USA Executive Director Alex Baer. “NBEF has been a wonderful partner for many years, and their contributions to hunter education and the many volunteers that teach it are extremely important.”

NBEF works with IHEA-USA to spread NBEF’s message about its safety and success-focused bowhunter ed classes, informational materials and to enthusiastically support the R3 efforts of the conservation hunting community.

NBEF helps bowhunters learn to be safe, successful and stewards of the sport. NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at nbef.org.

About NBEF

The National Bowhunter Education Foundation offers instructional content and tools for bowhunter education classes in the US. Helping bowhunters become safe and successful hunters and stewards of the sport are important NBEF missions. The NBEF provides bowhunter certification standards and class content that states and certain circumstances require in order to bowhunt. NBEF provides instructor training and certification.

NBEF oversees the International Bowhunter Education Program and works with the International Hunter Education Association and state agencies to coordinate a unified program. Europe and other countries accept the NBEF (IBEP) certification and conduct IBEP classes.

NBEF also oversees the International Crossbow Education Program and works with state agencies responsible for crossbow education to develop comprehensive online crossbow safety courses that teach students important laws and regulations, game identification, and safe, responsible handling of crossbow equipment.

NBEF is a 501(c)3 corporation that isn’t a membership-based organization. Tax-deductible donations to support this non-profit are welcome.

Learn more at nbef.org.



Kim Emery, Firefly Publicity, kim@fireflypublicity.com