CHEYENNE - It may not be mandatory in Wyoming,but bowhunter education is touted by many experienced archers, so a class isbeing offered Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at the Wyoming Game and FishDepartment Office in Cheyenne.
Theclass uses the internationally recognized curriculum of the National BowhunterEducation Program and is required for all bowhunters in several other states,including neighboring Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana and Idaho.
Theclass will be taught by veteran archer and certified volunteer instructor SteveMartin. The class costs $10 and archers can enroll by calling Martin at (307)350-0486, the Game and Fish at 777-4538 or through the education page of theGame and Fish website (wgfd.wyo.gov).
Bowhuntereducation is also recommended by the Bowhunters of Wyoming, a statewide archeryorganization. Classes are taught by certified BOW volunteers and most classesare conducted in the spring.
“Manyarchers have requested the class in Wyoming to improve their skills and showtheir dedication to the sport,” said Jim Dawson, Game and Fish hunter educationcoordinator.
Anyoneneeding special accommodations for the class should contact Martin or the Gameand Fish at 777-4538.
(Contact: Jeff Obrecht, 307-777-4538)