Plan Ahead For Winner Bow Hunter Education Course

The Winner Bow Hunter Education course is going to be held April 11at Rosebud Arrow, Rod, and Gun Club from 8 am-6 pm. Successful completion of a Bow Hunter Education course is required to legally purchase a South Dakota bow hunting license. The class is designed to teach the fundamentals of being a safe, skilled and responsible hunter. The most important part of the course is how to handle archery equipment responsibly. The class is taught by certified volunteer instructors and assisted by the local Wildlife Conservation Officer.

The class is free, registration should be done online prior to April 11. But you can still register that morning. Students must attend the entire session to pass  the course.

The Bow Hunter Education course is designed for all persons wanting to bow hunt in South Dakota. Persons who are 11 may participate, but will not be issued a Bow Hunter Education certification card until their 12th birthday, unless the card is clearly marked that the card is not valid until the person’s 12th birthday. Exception: If a student’s 12th birthday falls on or between September 1 and December 31, he/she will be issued a card and is eligible to obtain a license and hunt beginning September 1 of that year. Once again the class is free, so I invite everyone to attend.

More info about Bow Hunter Education and registration is available online at  HYPERLINK “”  If you have any questions contact Wildlife Conservation Officer Chris Dekker 842-0894 or email

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