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2019 IHEA-USA Annual Business Conference in Alabama

Our next IHEA-USA Conference will be in beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama!  

THe Conference will be May 6-8, 2019

More information coming soon!

2018 IHEA-USA Conference: A Great Success!

IHEA-USA: Thanks to the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game for Hosting the Conference!

The conference was a huge success. A special thanks to all the sponsors, vendors, volunteers, staff, and speakers that made this a top notch conference. 

Thanks to the Mission Sponsor Kalkomey for their continued support of the hunter education community!


2018 Gallery of Guns Scholastic Scholarship Program Winners


2-$2,500 Gallery of Guns 'Future Leader in Conservation' Scholarships awarded:

Tyler Gorecki from Montana

Javier SomerFeld from Montana

Both Tyler and Javier were selected for writing outstanding essays about how they were able to apply what they learned from a hunter education course on their hunting and shooting adventures.

Thanks to Davidson's for sponsoring these scholarships!

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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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



Project Childsafe®

IHEA-USA Teams up with NSSF® on Project Childsafe® Program

IHEA-USA, the world leader in developing safe and responsible hunters since 1949, has become a promotional supporter of National Shooting Sports Foundation's Project Childsafe® Program. Though many state programs have already supported and provided thousands of free gun locks in their hunter education efforts, and though hunter education already teaches about safe firearm storage in the home, IHEA-USA will be enhancing its efforts by further promoting the message, Own It?  Respect It. Secure It. to hundreds of thousands of hunter education students in the years to come.

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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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