IBO Classes

Age Category IBO Class Abbreviation Age Equipment Comments Stake Color Max Yd
Pee Wee Future Bowhunter FBH 8 and under Open Male or female Silver 15
Cub Cub CUB Male 9-11, Female 9-12 Open Male or female White 25
Youth, Young Adult Youth Hunter YH 12-17 See HC Male or female Orange 30
  Youth Fingers YF 13-17 See HC w/fingers Male or female White 25
  Youth Release Ages 12-14 YMR 12-14 12-14 Open Male or female Yellow 35
  Female Youth FY 13-17 Open Female Orange 30
  Youth Release Ages 15-17 YMR 15-17 15-17 Open Male or female Red 40
Adult Hunter Class HC Adult Compound, recurve, or longbow with or without sights. sight without lens or magnification. one stabilizer system having a single point of attachment; must be contained within a 12” sphere from the point of attachment.   Yellow 35
  Female Hunter Class FHC Adult See HC   Orange 30
  Hunter Fingers HF Adult See HC w/fingers   Yellow 35
  Advanced Hunter Class AHC Adult See HC   Red 40
  Bowhunter Release MBR Adult Compound, recurve, or longbow, fixed pin sight, no restriction on stabilizer, no restriction on arrows   Green 45
  Female Bowhunter Release FBR Adult Compound, recurve, or longbow, fixed pin sight, no restriction on stabilizer, no restriction on arrows   Yellow 35
  Male Bowhunter Open MBO Adult Open   Green 45
  Female Bowhunter Open FBO Adult Open   Red 40
  Bowhunter Fingers MBF Adult Open w/fingers   Green 45
Beginner Bowhunter Open BBO Adult compound, recurve, or longbow with no restriction on sights, stabilizers, or style of release Red 40
Bare Bow BB Adult Recurve or longbow, rest allowed, clicker allowed, no sights String/face walking permitted Orange 30
Female Bare Bow FBB Female Same as BB String/face walking permitted White 25
  Longbow LB Adult longbow, no sights, no clicker, no rest, wooden arrows, no stabilizers, shoot off the shelf No string/face walking White 25
  Vintage Traditional VT Adult Recurve or longbow, no sights, screw-in points or glue-in points if wooden arrows, arrows must have at least 12″ of FEATHER, no stabilizers, no clicker, shoot off the shelf No string/face walking White 25
  Known 50 K50 Adult Open Male or female Blue 50
Senior Female Seniors FSR 50 and older Open   Red 40
  Senior Female Hunter SFHC 50 and older See HC   Orange 30
  Men’s Senior Class MSR 50 and older Open   Green 45
  Senior Hunter SHC 50 and older See HC   Yellow 35
Masters Masters Class MCBH 60 and older Open   Green 45
  Master Hunter MHC 60 and older See HC   Yellow 35
  Senior Traditional ST 60 and older   White 25
Senior Master Senior Master Class SMC 70 and older Open   Red 40