Online Course + Field Day Bowhunter Education Course
Just like the Instructor-led bowhunter education course, the Online course + Field Day is composed of two parts. For the Online Course, you would study the course material and take practice tests on the internet, there is no "Today's Bowhunter" to complete. You can take multiple chapter review tests online until the material is adequately covered. After successfully passing the Online test, you must attend a Field Day where you must successfully complete a blood trailing exercise and proficiency shoot. It is mandatory that the field day be completed in Alaska at a State-administered course. It is only after successfully completing both parts of the course that you will receive your bowhunter education certification.
There are a few EASY steps to enroll in an Online course + Field Day.
- To complete the online portion of the bowhunter education course, you will need an adequate computer, printer, and Internet access.
- Check the online field day course schedule to ensure that one of the field days fits in to your schedule before committing to an online course. The link to the field day schedule is at the bottom of this page.
- Study the material online in "Today's Bowhunter" and complete the chapter review questions. Re-study any material you may have answered incorrectly.
- When you have studied all the chapters, take the practice test as many times as you like (free of charge) to ensure you've mastered the course material. A different set of questions is presented each time you take the practice test.
- To become eligible for admittance to the mandatory Field Day, take the 50-question multiple-choice written exam. There is a $30.00 charge for the online course. This fee is collected after you pass. A score of 80% is required for passing the test.
- Upon passing the online written test, you must print out your official Bowhunter Education Field Day Qualifier Certificate. After a one to three day waiting period, you will receive an email informing you that you can sign up online for a Field Day event in your area of Alaska. You must wait to receive this notification email before you can sign up. The Field Day will be administered by certified volunteer instructors and will include a short review of key safety issues and Alaska specific regulations, a blood trailing exercise, and a shooting proficiency.
- The student must successfully complete the online test, attend the field day, and complete the shooting proficiency to be certified. Students who fail the proficiency shoot and the reshoots must re-register online to attend a field day on another date. Students completing the online course do not need to re-take the online course and repay as their field day qualifier certificate is valid for 365 days after their initial online course completion date. An online student can sign up and attend an instructor-led course at no additional cost, they would just need to complete the workbook/chapter reviews before the class (i.e. if a student takes the online bowhunter education course and realizes they want to learn more about bowhunting after failing the proficiency shoot).