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What's New at the IHEA?

New IHEA-USA Executive Director Hired

On behalf of the IHEA-USA Board of Directors, we are excited to announce the Association's new Executive Director, David Allen.

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Fall 2018 IHEA-USA Hunter Incident Academy

Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 IHEA-USA Hunter Incident Academy. This year’s Fall Academy will be held in Moravia, Iowa, September 16-20, 2018.

To register for the Fall Hunter Incident Academy please call IHEA-USA at 303-430-7233.

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2018 Hunting Incident Academy a Huge Success!

40 wildlife officers from 13 states attended the recent 2018 "IHEA-USA Hunting Incident Investigation Academy" held in Mayflower, AR, March 5-9, 2018. Hosted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

 The IHEA-USA Hunter Incident Academy, the only one of its kind, provides skills, knowledge, techniques and confidence to state and federal wildlife officers in hunting related incidents. IHEA-USA is keenly interested in the proper collection, documentation, and analysis of this important data. Wildlife law enforcement officers who are already experts in investigations in outdoor landscapes will improve their investigative techniques. With this additional training, improved collection of facts is possible, and crucial in the mission of keeping hunting the safe activity that it is. for curriculum development and media outreach efforts to aid in the prevention of hunting incidents. Through hunter education courses volunteer instructors provide students with the needed knowledge and skills to avoid becoming a statistic.

Awards given: Bob Stanton Award of Excellence Presented to Adam Baker

 Awards Given Out  

2018 Homer Moe Award



2018 Membership Promotions Winners

Thanks for participating in the 2018 new membership promotion. The following names were randomly selected:

#1 Winner – Frederick Voss, Anchorage, AK – Ruger 300 Winchester Mag. Rifle

#2 Winner – William Fleming, Waukee, IA – Alpen Optics Package

#3 Winner – Olivia Geiger, Alhambra, IL - Mathews Genesis Bow

Thanks for renewing your IHEA-USA Membership and participating in the membership promotion.  The following names were randomly selected:

#1 Winner – John Wallace, Vancouver, WA – LIFETIME IHEA-USA MEMBERSHIP

#2 Winner – Paul Callender, Astabula, OH – Styrka 9X40 Scope

#3 Winner – James Clarke, Hammond, NY - $100 BassPro/CABELAS GIFT CARD


2018 IHEA-USA Conference

Come Visit Anchorage , Alaska

June 25-28, 2018

Join us for a fun-filled week of networking, learning, and exploring the world of hunter education. Anchorage is a wonderful destination:

  • Stunning scenery, surrounded by the Chugach mountains to the east and Cook Inlet to the west.
  • Eclectic restaurants, local breweries, and some of the freshest seafood in the world.
  • Plenty of green spaces and urban wildlife - 223 parks, 135 miles of paved trails, plus healthy populations of moose, black bears, and brown bears.
  • Access to the rest of Alaska – leave from Anchorage for hunting, fishing, or wildlife-viewing adventures throughout the state.

The Hilton Hotel is full!

Please try: Duke's 8th Ave. Hotel they are charging $175.00 per night.


Online Conference Registration Link

Conference Registration (PDF)

Conference Tentative Agenda (PDF)

Conference Apparel to Purchase Link


IHEA-USA is seeking sponsors, partners, and exhibitors for the annual conference. The conference planning committee is developing an outstanding program in order to bring together hunter education administrators and instructors to gather knowledge and learn from each other. This is a great opportunity for you to reach a focused demographic, expand your network of contacts, and make face-to-face connections with those who need your products or services.

Sponsor Packet (PDF)

The Conference will be held at the Hilton Anchorage. To make a room reservation, visit or call (907) 272-7411  and use group code: IHEA18. For more information about the Conference, contact Ginamaria Smith at (907) 267-2196 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 Gallery of Guns Scholastic Scholarship Program



Closed: winners to be selected soon!

Two hunter education students (high school juniors or seniors at the time of the deadline date) will be selected from those who have submitted a 200-WORD essay to the IHEA-USA on the following topic:

Now that you have completed the Hunter Education course, please tell us about your specific hunting or shooting experience and how you applied the knowledge gained from the Hunter Education course.

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Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, supports Hunter Education Programs, nationally, through the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund!

In 2015, the Fund will enable IHEA-USA to support state student & instructor recognition programs and conduct research into hunter education delivery methods.

Thanks, Cabela’s, for your support!

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