HuntSAFE / Bowhunter Safety Courses
In partnership with South Dakota Game Fish and Parks, NEYAC hosts multiple HuntSAFE and Bowhunter Safety courses each spring and summer. This free, classroom-style course, allows students to participate in multiple in-person sessions; providing the student with knowledge and skills relative to hunting and hunter safety. To be eligible for certification, students must be present and participate in all required sessions. Click here to view upcoming courses at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center.
The goal of these courses is to teach young hunters safe handling of firearms and bows. Both in the home and in the field. We also want to develop safe, responsible hunters who are aware of our hunting heritage. Hunters who understand the role and relationship with wildlife and the land. This course also will certify persons under the age of 16 to make them eligible to apply for hunting licenses.
South Dakota's HuntSAFE (Safety And Firearms Education) courses are designed for persons age 12 through 15. Adults are also welcome to attend.
Register for upcoming South Dakota HuntSAFE courses.
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center is offering exciting programs for anyone interested in learning how to bowfish and bowhunt!
Explore Bowfishing & Bowhunting
Interested in learning essential bowhunting skills for life? Explore Bowhunting teaches archers how to interact with their natural world by developing basic skills, which focus on getting close to an animal. In partnership with the South Dakota Department of Fish & Parks, the Explore Bowhunting class is designed to engage kids and adults in the outdoors. This program helps archers relate to the age-old customs and skills involved in bowhunting. The values of appreciating the natural world around them and engaging their enjoyment of the outdoors.
This is an outdoor activity; appropriate attire is required along with a water bottle and a snack. Students are required to complete an introductory archery class at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Classes such as Explore Archery, Explore Compound Archery, Supergirl Camp, TRY Archery, private lessons etc. Registration available through the City of Yankton Parks & Recreation page.
Learn one of the fastest growing summer activities in South Dakota! In partnership with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks, the Explore Bow-fishing camp is an interactive shooting program that introduces kids and adults to the fast-paced, archery-based form of fishing. This class teaches bow-fishing basics, and provides a gateway to further engage people in hunting, shooting sports, and the outdoors.
This is an outdoor activity; appropriate attire is required along with a water bottle and a snack. Students are required to complete an introductory archery class at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center. Classes such as Explore Archery, Explore Compound Archery, Supergirl Cap, TRY Archery, private lesson etc. Registration available through City of Yankton Parks & Recreation Page