Beginning bowhunters wanting to pursue big game this fall are encouraged to register for a bowhunter education course to be held in Salmon.
An instructor-led course will be held July 29, 30 and 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. each evening at the Salmon Public Library, 300 Main Street.
Students can register for the course online at https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education or by visiting the Fish and Game’s office in Salmon.
The course is a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on experiences designed for students ages 9 to 14 or anyone new to bowhunting. Subjects include archery equipment, hunting techniques, shot placement, recovery techniques, ethics and Idaho laws, tree stand safety, outdoor preparedness and exam.
To purchase an archery permit in Idaho, all bowhunters must possess a valid hunting license and show proof they have completed an approved bowhunter education course or show evidence of having been licensed for an archery-only hunt in Idaho or another state, or complete an affidavit to that effect.