The Bowhunter Instructors Association of Nova Scotia conduct the Bowhunter Education Course. The course includes instruction on ethical responsibilities of bowhunters; laws and regulations; equipment; basic survival skills, first aid, and safety; when to shoot; and hunting. Pass mark for the written test is 88%. In a practical test, students must successfully shoot three out of five arrows into a 30 cm (12 inch) circle from a distance of 13.7m to 18.3m (15 to 20 yards).
Clients must register to take a bow course at https://wrs.novascotia.ca/education/. Applications received prior to August 1, will get into a course same fall. Most courses are held during September.
Learn more about bowhunting course registration.