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Course Outline

The IBEP is offered in all 50 states, all Canadian provinces, and 27 additional foreign countries. The shaded areas in the map below indicate the states and provinces where you are legally required to take an IBEP course prior to obtaining a bowhunting license. Always check local laws as regulations may change or special regulations may exist in some areas.

States and Provinces Requiring an IBEP Course

  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Idaho
  • Maine
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Brunswick
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Nova Scotia
  • Quebec
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont

Bowhunter education is also offered in these countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
Map of North America with states and provinces that require IBEP course highlighted
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