NBEF Partners With Education Advocate Bethany Beathard
April 15, 2024

National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) recently teamed up with education advocate Bethany Beathard. Beathard home schools her five children and is an outdoor writer/digital creator and military wife. Beathard’s social channels feature hunting, cooking and family posts. NBEF’s Executive Director Marilyn Bentz met Beathard at Professional Outdoor Media Association events and recognized her talent to educate others about bowhunting safety, skills and ethics.

“NBEF likes to build relationships with industry leaders. We’ve provided Bethany with shot placement guides, anatomy charts and 3D mini models to help communication the importance of shot placement,” said NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz. “Bethany’s intelligence and energy make her an excellent industry liaison for NBEF.”

“I wholeheartedly support bowhunter education and NBEF,” explained Beathard. “Being comfortable in the outdoors and educating children about the outdoors is one of my major passions and incorporating that into our homeschool efforts is important to my husband and me. I enjoy teaching kids about animal behavior, hunting ethics and then how to prepare game meat after the harvest. I plan to share NBEF’s messages through my writing in hunting media as well as on my social channels.”

NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at nbef.org.

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.

Learn more at nbef.org.

About Bethany Beathard

Bethany Beathard is an avid sportswoman, bowhunter, freelance outdoor writer and content creator located in Oklahoma. She has worked with several conservation-focused organizations and aided fundraising banquets for outdoor organizations. Beathard has appeared on the news promoting outdoor conservation organizations. She is a military spouse and homeschooling mom with the passion to preserve American values for the next generation. As a biracial woman, Beathard hopes to help people of other ethnicities, especially women, be represented in the outdoors and gun-owning community. "It's hard to be it, if you can't see it." Beathard has authored articles appearing in Hunting Life Magazine, Field & Stream, Everest Outdoor News, Kinute, NWTF, Western Influence, and ReelCamoGirl Blog newsletter. She wrote a conservation and legislative op-ed for National Wildlife Federation on the Recover American Wildlife Act, published in the Oklahoman. Learn more at her social channels Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.