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This year, the Bismarck Police Department will implement a proficiency test prior to being eligible to participate in the City Bow Hunting Program. The test will consist of making four out of five shots in a nine-inch circle from an elevated platform at 20 yards. The testing will take place at the NISHU Bowmen Indoor/Outdoor Archery range located at 1409 Riverwood Dr., Bismarck, N.D. Proficiency testing will be held on the following dates and times:Saturday April 28, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Wednesday May 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Tuesday May 22, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Thursday June 28, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Upon completion of the proficiency test, a certification card will be mailed to the applicant. The certification card along with a valid photo ID, a North Dakota Game and Fish General Hunting license and Archery tag will need to be presented at the time of application which will be announced at a later date. The application process will once again be on a first come, first served basis. If you have questions, please contact Animal Control at 701-355-1910.