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  • New Rules for all Archers come 2016

    I was just notified that Fish & Game has passed a new rule. Anyone using a Bow & Arrow come July 1, 2016 in any unit for any species will be required to complete and pass a Bowhunter Education course and must have the Certificate with them while hunting, along with your hunting license and species tags. Thanks Cook Inlet Archery Club for sharing that info with me.
    "...and then Jack chopped down the beanstock, adding murder and ecological vandalism to the theft, enticement and vandalism charges already mentioned, but he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no one asks the inconvenient questions." Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather

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    For your viewing pleasure, I have attached the link to ADF&G Education site to learn the options available.

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm...ered.bowhunter

    The online course is pretty simple, and I actually learned something.

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    • #3
      Here is a long thread about this earlier this spring: http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...irement-Passes

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      • #4
        Good Rule ...I love it !!!!

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        • #5
          ive been saying this for years. im glade they did it

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          • #6
            Be nice if they made firearm shooters take a proficiency test as well as bowhunters. Lets say hit a pie plate at 100 yards offhand. Similar to the requirement that bowhunters hit the kill ring at 15-25 yards.
            In Nature's Image Taxidermy and Game Calls
            Palmer

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            • #7
              There is an accuracy requirement in Basic Hunter Education. It's not too tough, but it is there.
              Bunny Boots and Bearcats: Utility Sled Mayhem

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              • #8
                I am glad they enacted this requirement but I will admit that when I took my bow cert, I was quite disappointed in how easy it was. I went in hoping to learn a ton and have a difficult test to get the cert. That was not the case at all. More of a check-the-block type training.
                I'm prolly out using my bow or 30-30

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                • #9
                  Soo the ibhep card will work? This is great just trying to figure out the ground work.
                  Diamond Justice MO 70lbs
                  Shut-up And Hunt

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                  • #10
                    Yes that is the card that will be required of every bowhunter
                    I'm prolly out using my bow or 30-30

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                    • #11
                      They could solve all these 'cert' problems by simply requiring anyone who wants to procreate take a ten year course on 'parenting and life' skills before having children. Let's just get to the root of the problem, shall we?
                      (insert poor children, animals in misery, and que the sappy music).
                      Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine! :whistle:
                      WWG1WGA! QANON

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TexasBoy View Post
                        I am glad they enacted this requirement but I will admit that when I took my bow cert, I was quite disappointed in how easy it was. I went in hoping to learn a ton and have a difficult test to get the cert. That was not the case at all. More of a check-the-block type training.
                        19 people in my class, 9 failed the written test the first time, 3 the second time.
                        In Nature's Image Taxidermy and Game Calls
                        Palmer

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                        • #13
                          I obtained my bowhunter cert a few decades ago. I was lucky enough to draw a JBER tag this coming winter and found I also have to have the Basic Hunter Ed card as well. Many of the draw tags are now requiring "everyone" to have this course regardless of when you are born (I am old enough for the free lifetime license, i.e. born before the 60's). I did the first half online and the second half last night in Palmer. Lots of good information, the only slightly negative thing was being tested on personal opinion and not legal requirements...I like hearing other's views on ethics, but legal requirements are mandatory and should take priority IMHO. Well worth the time, even at my age
                          "...and then Jack chopped down the beanstock, adding murder and ecological vandalism to the theft, enticement and vandalism charges already mentioned, but he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no one asks the inconvenient questions." Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather

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                          • #14
                            This new rule is great. This will help the image of bow hunters with hopefully more educated hunters slinging arrows.
                            Ignorance is not Bliss, it's insanity

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                            • #15
                              I wonder if the bowhunter education class I took way back in 1982 in NY State will suffice? I called NY and they are sending me a new card since I lost the original long ago.

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