Bowhunter education

Son

Senior Member
#3
Well worth the time. I took the Bowhunter Ed instructer course from the Founder. Bill Wadsworth. At River Ranch Acres Fl, in the
70's. Sponsored by Fl Freshwater Fish and Game.
 

joshb311

Senior Member
#7
they dont have one for GA?
Funds would be a good guess. I just saw on the GON site that Georgia is making even more cuts to DNR funding (whom I assume would be handling a program like that) so any chance of one getting started by the state is highly unlikely at present.

I think Georgia should have something like this as well. This year will hopefully be my first trying my hand at bowhunting. It would have been great to have a program such as the one in Florida available here.
 
#8
Georgia already has a Bowhunter Ed program and a good one not affiliated with the DNR. They will not fund our program. The problem is that the required certification takes a full day to complete and is not mandatory in the state of Georgia. Our best source of students came from Ft Gillem when they held bowhunts and required the course. Since they closed, we have had on average 2 or 3 students each year call about certification. They all needed it to hunt either in NY, Alaska or another state requiring the course.
Cost for each student to take the course is $30 and that only goes for replacement of materials. All instructors give their time freely including myself as the Ga State Chairman.
 
#12
Anyone know of an instructor in AL doing mine as we speak just to get it and have.
 
#13
I am willing to teach anyone any time.
On proper forum and how to set up, adjust and tune bows
And anything else there is questions on.
 

Son

Senior Member
#14
Last class i taught was in Central Alabama, early 80's. Havn't heard much about Bowhunter Ed since. I have the books somewhere.
 
#15
I am willing to teach anyone any time.
On proper forum and how to set up, adjust and tune bows
And anything else there is questions on.
Still interested in teaching? I'm looking to go on my first bow hunt this season and I need some pointers to be successful. I'll be with two other highly experienced hunters so I don't want to slow them down too much. Thanks.
 
#19
I think Bowhunter education should be mandatory to get a bow stamp! A lot of Hunter take way to many iffy shot even your so called pro hunters on TV.
 
#20
At my old job i got certified as a bowtech after several years of doing my own work without instruction... I learned a lot in the 2 courses i took but i would like to learn how to make strings and some of the more specialized stuff. Judt about anyone can tie in a peep or a d loop.
 
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