IWLA Archery Academy Offers Two Levels of Certifications!

Whether your chapter is starting an archery program from scratch or expanding one you already run, the key to a successful program is having knowledgeable, certified instructors who can create a safe and fun environment. 

To help you do that, the Izaak Walton League and Archery Trade Association are co-hosting two new Archery Academies this spring:

April 27-28, 2019: Merrillville, IN 

Hosted by the IWLA Indiana Division at the Glen Park Chapter
Register today!

May 4-5, 2019: Indianola, IA 

Hosted by the IWLA Iowa Division at the Warren County Chapter
Register today!
The Iowa Division is offering a special rebate for participants. Learn more.

These two-day training sessions will provide participants with both Level 1 and Level 2 Archery Instructor certification (as recognized by USA Archery), so you don’t need to already be a certified instructor to attend!

Level 1 instruction includes range safety and setup, the basic steps of shooting, equipment and repair, and lesson plans to use with students at your own range. Level 2 instruction covers enhanced archery teaching techniques, and you will be qualified to train additional Level 1 instructors. You’ll also receive introductory training on the Explore Bowhunting program! (See below for more details.)

Registration is limited, so reserve your spot today! Questions? Email

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Explore Bowhunting Instructor Kit Now Available

Interest in bowhunting continues to grow each year, and bowhunters are the most avid archery participants. This new resource will help Izaak Walton League chapters take bowhunting classes to a new level and engage new audiences. 

Developed by the Archery Trade Association, the Explore Bowhunting Instructor Kit has the tools needed for any hunter education instructor, certified archery instructor, or avid archer to introduce new audiences to bowhunting. The kit includes:

  • Instructor Curriculum Book
  • Student Handbook
  • Anatomy Flip-Book
  • Archery Equipment Booklet
  • Crossbow Addendum
  • Curriculum Media Pack (includes ready-made PowerPoint presentations, graphics of hunt strategy maps, fact charts, bowhunting photos, audio recordings, and videos to aid you as you develop and conduct your own classroom presentations).

Order your kit today (PDF link) for the IWLA discounted rate of $75! (Price includes shipping and handling.) 

Explore Bowhunting Kit contents