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2017 Annual Report

The 2017 IHEA-USA Annual Report is now available!

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.

Online Conference Registration Link

Conference Registration (PDF)

Conference Tentative Agenda (PDF)

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.

Spring 2018 IHEA-USA Hunter Incident Academy

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 IHEA-USA Hunter Incident Academy. This year’s Spring Academy will be held in Mayflower, AR, March 5-9, 2018.

Registration for the Spring Hunter Incident Academy is already filling up. To learn more call IHEA-USA at 303-430-7233

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2017 IHEA-USA Annual Heritage Hunt Another Great Success

Volunteer instructors and hunter education student sweepstakes winners a enjoy tremendous Texas hunt!

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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

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!