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Bow Hunter Education - Field Day
Bow Hunter Education - Field Day

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4667 N Gunnell Rd, Dimondale, MI 48821


Date & Times:
Jan 28, 2023 1:30PM - 5:30PM EST

About this Event:

This is a field day only; students must bring proof of online course completion ( OR bring a completed copy of the Chapter Review Exercise questions in the back of the “Today’s Bowhunter” student manual. This is a community service program offered by the Chief Okemos Sportsman’s Club in cooperation with Michigan DNR. There is no charge for the field day. If you choose to take the online training option, there is a small charge for that. We will do some review of the material, help you take the written exam, and, hopefully, send you on your way with your new International Bow Education Program (IBEP) Certificate.
Students under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult during the entire class.
You must be registered as a student prior to class. We do not expect to have room for walk-ins.


Organized by:

Dale K Howe

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Cancellation Policies:

If you are no longer planning on attending this class, please cancel your registration so that those on the waiting list will have a chance to attend.

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Minimum Age Policies:

There are no minimum age policies

Maximum Age Policies:

There are no maximum age policies


About the Program


The bow hunter education safety certificate cannot be used to purchase a hunting license in Michigan.  Individuals must complete a Michigan hunter education course (traditional or field day) to purchase a hunting license in Michigan.  

The main purpose of the bow hunter education course is to build upon the basic hunter education course concentrating on safe and responsible bow hunting. Topics include bow hunting techniques, archery equipment, tree stand safety, ethics, and laws and regulations. 
Bow hunter education is an optional course offered to hunters to continue their education above and beyond the required Michigan hunter education course. Bow hunter education is not required in Michigan; however, it is required in other states and this certification may satisfy other states requirements. There are two different formats for successfully completing the field day course. Students must take either, the online course or the take home study, then complete the field day in order to earn a bow hunter safety certificate. Students choosing the online course followed by the field day must present a copy of their certificate of completion (voucher) of the online course at the start of the field day. The online course is fee based and can be taken at The second format is take home study. Students register for the field day and pick up the student manual, a minimum of one week prior to the field day. Take home study students must complete the chapter review questions and present them at the start of the field day. Michigan’s bow hunter education course is taught by a dedicated core of certified volunteer instructors and Michigan conservation officers. 

About the Field Day: 
  • In person field day 
  • 4 hours minimum 
  • Written test (80% or better to pass) and practice assessment (pass/fail) 
  • Maximum $10 fee 
  • No minimum age requirement; however, students under 10 years of age shall be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other adult approved by parent or legal guardian.