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Job Opportunity - Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFG)

The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game currently has a job announcement for a Hunter Education Specialist with the  Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.

There are two ways to find the posting:

1. Use this Link to connect to the Official website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mass Careers Job Opportunities

Search for the Job opening by typing the Keywords = Hunter Education

2. Use this link to open the entire Job Openings list

It is sorted by posting date. The Hunter Education specialist position (170004OC) was posted July 28, 2017.

First time users will need to create an account/profile to apply

Step1. Go to the MassCareers Profile Sign In Page

Step2. If you are a new user, select the ‘New User’ Button to create an account.

IHEA-USA Heritage Hunt Airings

IHEA-USA is proud to announce that the IHEA-USA Hunt Winners will be featured on Americana Outdoors at the following times: 

Mon-Aug 7 @ 6:30pm ET
Wed-Aug 9 @ 4:00pm ET
Sun-Aug 13 @ 12:00pm ET

Comcast Chicago
Mon-Aug 7 @ 12:00pm CT

FSN North 
Sat-Aug 12 @ 6:00am CST

FSN Midwest 
Sat-Aug 12 @ 6:00am

FSN South
Sun-Aug 13 @ 5:30am CST

Wild TV
Mon-Aug 7 @ 10:00pm CT
Tues-Aug 8 @ 8:00am CT
Thur-Aug 10 @ 12:30am CT
Fri- Aug 11 @ 7:00am CT

Sun-Aug 12 @ 4:30pm ET

Roots Southwest
Tues-Aug 8 @ 8:00am CT


2017 Fall Hunting Incident Investigation Academy

2017 Fall Hunting Incident Investigation Academy

The 2017 Fall Hunting Investigation Academy will be held at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Education Center in Ash Grove, Missouri SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.

IMPORTANT UPDATE All spots have been filled for this one!  Next academy will be March 4-9, 2018 in Mayflower, Arkansas, and we have about 10 more spots open for that one!  If you're interested, please contact Paulette Lubke @ 303-430-7233, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to get your name on the list as these fill up quickly.  Thank you.

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Gallery of Guns Scholastic Scholarship Winners Announced

The 2017 Gallery of Guns $2,500 ‘Future Leader in Conservation’ Scholastic Scholarship winners have been announced

Congratulations to Brett Garamendi and McKinley Grooms. Their essays will be featured in the Fall issue of Hunter and Shooting Sports Education Journal and can be read here: 

Brett Garamendi

McKinley Grooms

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.

Attendee Registration Coming Soon!

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. Please review the downloadable form HERE

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.

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!

IHEA-USA Web Ads & Banners Available for use in promoting “Safe, Responsible Hunting & Shooting Practices.” Click HERE for banners, ads & information!