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Bend Bowmen Hunter's Classic 3D Shoot and Hunting Seminars/Classes

Location: FS4613, 10 miles west of Bend, on the way to Mt. Bachelor

Date: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday August 10-12


  • 3D shoot - Varies, up to $20.00/person for 2-days
  • Seminars/kid's course/potluck - Free
  • Bow-Hunter Education Class - $10.00/person
  • Shoot/No-Shoot course - $8.00/person

Registration Limit: 75 participants per seminar, 10 participants in the Bow-Hunter education class, no limit on the other events.

Contact: Jason Gillette (541)390-5248, or the Bend Bowmen on Facebook - Bend Bowmen Archery Club

ODFW/NBEF Bow-hunter Education Class

This class will cover all material required to receive a bow-hunter education certification.  This certification is required in many states in order to bow-hunt.  This class will cover all aspects of archery safety, archery equipment, hunting methods, survival, and other topics relevant to bow-hunting.  Bow-hunter education graduates will receive a free 1-day shoot card for the 3D shoot.

Times: Friday Night Class 5:00-9:00pm, Field Day Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm

Introduction to Traditional Bow-Hunting Seminar

The Traditional Archers of Central Oregon will be holding a class on the fundamentals of bow-hunting with traditional equipment. This class will provide an insight into the challenges faced by the traditional bow-hunter. Topics covered will be equipment choice and set-up, arrow set-up, range limitations, shot placement, and 'getting close'. T.A.C.O. members will be available after the class for a 'course-walk' for participants.

Time: Saturday 1:00pm On-site – course walk to follow 

Taxidermy in the field Seminar

Tim McLagan will cover field care and tips/tricks on how to get the most out of your animal. Tim will cover caping, skinning procedures, hide care, and explain what to do and not to-do to a trophy animal.

Time: Saturday 4:00pm

Caring for meat/Knife Safety Seminar

Karl Findling will be covering the basics of field dressing, meat care, and how to properly care for meat when there is no cooler for miles. Topics will include equipment choices, gutless quartering, de-boning, and methods to minimize spoilage. Knife safety and care will also be covered

Time: Saturday 5:00pm

Broad-heads and Arrow Flight Seminar

David Miller will be teaching the basic (and not-so basic) aspects of broad-heads and arrow flight. Topics covered will be safety, arrow/broad-head design, FOC, static/dynamic spine, tuning methods, and care/storage, and 'what is this telling me?'

Time: Saturday 6:00pm

Free Kid's 3D Course – Sponsored by T.A.C.O.

T.A.C.O will be setting-up a free course for the kids. 10 and under only please.

Time: Saturday All Day, Sunday until 2:00pm

There will be primitive camping on site free of charge, and you are encouraged to stay. We will have some fun evening activities and dinner for those who are going to be camping with us.

Friday Agenda:

5:00-9:00 PM Bow-Hunter Education classroom portion - held at Bend Bowmen indoor range
5:00 PM Registration opens
5:00-8:00 PM Shoot/No-Shoot 3D course open

Saturday Agenda:

7:00 AM Registration and all 3D courses open
8:00 AM -12:00pm Bow-Hunter Education field-day portion - held at shoot location
4:00 PM Taxidermy Seminar
5:00 PM Game Care/Knife Safety Seminar
6:00 PM Broad-head/Arrow Tuning Seminar
7:00 PM Potluck Dinner

Sunday Agenda:

7:00 AM Registration and all 3D courses open
2:00 PM Courses close and score-card cut-off time
2:30 PM Awards
2:45 PM Raffle

Register for a Workshop

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received two weeks (14 days) prior to any workshop will receive a full refund, less a 25% processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than two weeks prior to a workshop. You may however, send a substitute participant in your place.

All cancellations must be in writing. You can fax cancellations to 503-947-6009 or e-mail them to: In your written cancellation, please state which workshop you will not be attending, your name, and a phone number in case we have questions. If you intend to send a substitute participant in your place, please give us their name and phone number/e-mail so that we can send them the required paperwork.

These programs are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux).


The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to the Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR-4020, Arlington, VA 22203.


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