Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)
This is a program for youth ages 10 and up and adults. Awards are earned based on scores and the youth can buy achievement pins to show there level of achievement. Prairie Bowmen can provide equipment or you can use your own. The sessions are 10 weeks long and cost a total of $25.00 for Prairie Bowmen nonmembers and $15.00 for members. See calendar of events for starting dates. For more information on the program go to USA Archery .com or call Mr. Michael Welsh 402-419-1294.

Bow hunter Education

Prairie Bowmen Lincoln have taken an active role in the Nebraska Bowhunter Education Program sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Currently the club hosts from six to eight classes per year with ten to twelve individuals certified as Bowhunter Education Instructors and two individuals certified Master Bowhunter Education Instructors.

Answers to many questions about items such as requirements, benefits, class dates, ect. can be found by visiting the NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION website.

Mentored Archery Youth Hunt Program

Another NGPC program that the Prairie Bowmen are heavily involved in is the Mentored Archery Youth Program. In it’s sixth year, this program pairs young bowhunters with experienced archers to hunt on highly productive lands during the archery deer season.

The program has strict guidelines and specific locations for the activity. To qualify as a mentor, the adult must be a Bowhunter Education Instructor for a least 3 consecutive years. Youths still in high school or younger than 18 years of age are eligible to apply for participation in the program. Applicants must have successfully completed a bowhunter education course, have their own equipment and qualify with their bow at different distances.

Youths interested in the program should call the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium at 402-332-4204 for more information and an application.