Explore Bowhunting is an educational program designed to help instructors, program leaders and educators teach students ages 11-17 the basic skills of bowhunting.

The Archery Trade Association has created this program to spark an interest and passion for bowhunting in today’s youth. Through these hands-on experiences students gain confidence interacting with the natural environment and strengthen their appreciation for wildlife and the woods.

Perfect for

Schools - both in school and after 
school programs

City and county recreation programs

Nature and outdoor education centers

Community based programs such as Scouts, 4-H and 
summer camps

Events, festivals and fairs with outdoor, hunting or conservation themes

Retailers interested in teaching youth how to get close to wildlife

Learn more

Explore Bowhunting is offered nationwide through state wildlife agencies and several NGO's. Educators can receive the complete Explore Bowhunting curriculum packet by attending a development workshop. Contact your state wildlife agency to locate and register for an Explore Bowhunting workshop near you.

For more information on Bowhunting:

Josh Gold, Education Programs Manager

Explora Caza Con Arco

In 2017, the ATA launched "Explora Caza Con Arco," the Spanish version of the ATA’s popular “Explore Bowhunting” program. Explora Caza Con Arco includes translated how-to resources like those provided in Explore Bowhunting. These resources give Spanish-speaking communities the tools to use public lands and start bowhunting. The ATA offers the program for free to state wildlife agencies, federal-government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. Click here to read the official press release. To learn more about Explora Caza Con Arco and how to implement it in your state, contact Josh Gold, ATA's education programs manager, at joshgold@archerytrade.org.

Instructional videos

Explore Bowhunting is offered nationwide through state wildlife agencies. Educators can receive the complete Explore Bowhunting curriculum packet by attending a development workshop. Contact your state wildlife agency to locate and register for an Explore Bowhunting workshop near you.

1 You can't get any closer than that

2 Downwind

3 Glassing for Game

4 Shot Placement

5 Archery Challenge Course

This project was funded, in part, by the Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MN M3E), a program supported by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.