A firearms hunter education card can be used to purchase both rifle and archery licenses in Colorado. The bowhunter hunter education course is not a separate requirement in Colorado, and is not offered in all parts of the state.
In addition to traditional hunting information, the course will cover archery equipment, proper use of tree stands and hunting techniques specific to bowhunting.
The class is offered as both a traditional classroom setting, and an online bowhunter course + conclusion class.
Bowhunter Education Online
Online bowhunter classes are only available through the National Bowhunter Education Foundation and cost $30. Hunters must also complete a conclusion class that covers skills and activities done in person.
Note: The conclusion class for the online bowhunter course is offered on a very limited schedule along the Front Range only.
Conclusion Class Details
Note: Online course certificate of completion required to participate.
In-classroom conclusion class sessions will include:
- 4-6 hours of class time (may be split into 2 days)
- hands-on exercises
- blood trailing
- tree stand safety
- cost up to $10