archery education

I have spoken to 3 bow hunters this season that have stuck an elk and did not recover the wounded animal. Shouldn't bowhunters prove their abilities to perform in a lethal mannor or be trained to a higher degree? What a waste of our wildlife.

I put in for an archery hunt this spring and drew. The only problem is, I wasn't able to find any archery classes offered that I could attend until August 15th, 2 weeks after I am supposed to purchase the tag. Can I buy the tag without an archery permit?