PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota archers seeking certification should note that a number of National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) courses are still available.
Archery antelope and deer seasons are only a few months from opening, and the remaining courses are this year’s final chances for hunters to take an NBEF course.
South Dakota requires that all first-time bowhunters, all bowhunters under the age of 16 and all archery elk applicants complete a National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) sanctioned Bowhunter Education Course before applying for any of South Dakota’s archery big game licenses.
Hunters can view the list of the remaining courses on the Game, Fish and Parks Web site at www.sdgfp.info. Those interested should look for the archery education link after holding their computer cursor over the subheading "Wildlife Hunting and Fishing" and then click on the link to "Hunting."
The current list of remaining courses includes:
July 16, Sturgis Armory, Harry Globstad, 347-0027.
July 16, Sioux Falls Sportsman's Warehouse, Keith Miller, 978-9800.
July 23, Chamberlain GFP Office, 734-4530.
July 30, Mitchell, Cabela's, 996-0337 Xt8539.
July 30, Watertown, Skip Meisenheimer 886-9537.
July 30, Sioux Falls, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Keith Miller, 978-9800.
Aug. 13, Pierre, Dan McCormick, 224—6528 (after 6 p.m.)
Aug. 13, Mitchell, K & B Archery, 996-9810.
Aug. 14, Yankton, Dakota Archery, 665-8340.
Aug. 20, Sioux Falls, The Outdoor Campus, 362-2777.
Aug. 20, Burke, Tim Pravecek, 842-0855.