Get involved in your community! The NFAA and Archery Trade Association have partnered up to offer Explore Bowhunting to NFAA clubs, state affiliates, and more. The program is designed to spark an interest and passion for bowhunting through hands-on experiences. During the course, students gain confidence interacting with the natural environment and strengthen their appreciation for wildlife and the woods.

What is explore bowhunting?

Explore Bowhunting offers numerous hands-on activities designed to provide a solid foundation for the aspiring bowhunter. Though the program was originally developed for ages 8-17, it’s a great resource for someone of any age to learn more about bowhunting. Students are even able to earn awards by completing various sections of the program to showcase their achievements. Preview multiple sample activities in the Resources section on the right side of this page. 

Who can offer Explore bowhunting?

The program is perfect for a variety of organizations:

  • NFAA clubs & shops
  • NFAA state affiliates
  • City & county recreation programs
  • Schools (both in school and after school programs)
  • Nature & outdoor education centers
  • Community-based programs (e.g., Scouts, 4H, summer camps)
  • Outdoor events & festivals
  • Outdoor retailers, and more!


how can you get involved?

aspiring bowhunters

Reach out to your local NFAA club or any of the other above-listed organizations to inquire about the program offering in your community. 

NFAA Clubs & other organizations

Great news! There is no previous bowhunting experience necessary to host Explore Bowhunting in your community. A specially-designed online workshop teaches hosts how to effectively present the material and provides numerous additional resources to help you get the most out of the program. Contact the NFAA today to gain access to the online workshop and education materials. 

Email NFAA Outreach Project Manager, Erika Jones for more information:

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