Idaho Beginning Bowhunter Education Course Available

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Beginning archery hunters wanting to pursue game this year are encouraged to register for a bowhunter education course offered at the Deary Community Center on May 15 and 16th.

The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, with the field exercise to run from 8 a.m. to early afternoon on Sunday, May 16.

This course will be the last course offered in the Deary-area before big game archery season begins.

Students can register online by visiting the hunter education page on the Department's website at, by calling Bill Freytag at 208-877-1340, or by visiting the Lewiston Fish and Game Office, 3316 16th Street. An $8 materials fee for each student is required at registration.

The course is a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on experiences that last about 12 to 16 hours.

Idaho's bowhunter and hunter education courses are taught by volunteer instructors, with the vast majority of courses offered between January and April.