Do I need to have bowhunter education? [I have archery experience in my home state]

I am a nonresident. I have not taken the bowhunter education but I have had an archery tag in the state that I live. Do I need to take the bowhunter education to purchase an archery permit in Idaho?


To hunt during an archery-only season or archery-only controlled hunt, you will need an archery permit.  To purchase an archery permit, you must possess a valid Idaho hunting license and show proof you 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.  A copy of the bowhunter/archery affidavit form is on our website at

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:15 AM MDT