NBEF’s Black Bear Shot Placement Aids

RAPID CITY, SD – Empowering bowhunters with knowledge and tools for success, the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) offers its Advanced Black Bear Anatomy and Shot Placement Guide and Mini 3-D Durable Foam Bear Model. These informative items help increase hunting success and safety for all hunters. Bear hunters will reduce game recovery time with a well-placed shot.

The Advanced Black Bear Anatomy and Shot Placement Guide is an informative shot placement training aid with full color 8.5" x 11" transparent overlays. The bear muscular system, skeletal system, circulatory system, and vital organs are illustrated on separate acrylic overlays. The booklet includes shot placement information and illustrations for both firearm hunters and bowhunters. Hunting guides, hunter education instructors and informed hunters will appreciate this useful information in a convenient format. Responsible hunting includes knowledge of accurate shot placement for a quick kill and game recovery. This is part of the International Bowhunter Education Program Hunter Responsibility Series which includes anatomy and shot placement guides for white-tailed deer, turkey and elk. All guides are 3-hole punched making it easy to collect all four booklets. Suggested retail $12.50 each.

The Mini 3-D Durable Foam Bear Model is a helpful tool for hunter education classes and hunter certification courses as well as guides and outfitters. Made exclusively for the NBEF by Rinehart Targets, the realistic model is molded from high quality, durable foam and. The reverse side is cut away to show vital organs and major bones. Use the included stick pin to demonstrate best shot placement. The model is 12.5” long and 8.25” high. The suggested retail is $75 but the re-introductory sale price is $65.

“NBEF recommends that hunters use reference information and tools that can lead to safer and more successful hunts,” explained NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz. “Hunters who want to refresh their memory and new hunters alike can benefit from these educational items.”

NBEF helps bowhunters be safe, successful and stewards of the sport. NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at

About NBEF

The National Bowhunter Education Foundation offers instructional content and tools for bowhunter education classes in the US. Helping bowhunters become safe and successful hunters and stewards of the sport are important NBEF missions. NBEF provides the bowhunter certification standards and class content that some states and certain circumstances require in order to bow hunt. NBEF provides instructor training and certification.

NBEF oversees the International Bowhunter Education Program and works with the International Hunter Education Association and state agencies to coordinate a unified program. States may have additional requirements. Europe and other countries accept the NBEF (IBEP) certification and conduct classes.

NBEF also oversees the International Crossbow Education Program and works with state agencies responsible for crossbow education to develop comprehensive online crossbow safety courses that teach students important laws and regulations, game identification, and safe, responsible handling of crossbow equipment.

NBEF is a 501(c)3 corporation that isn’t a membership-based organization. Tax-deductible donations to support this non-profit are welcome.

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