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

2018 “NEW” MEMBERSHIP INSTRUCTOR PROMOTION 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

2018 “RENEWAL” MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION WINNERS!
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

 

IHEA-USA Executive Director Recruitment Announcement

Application Period:  Closed

Job Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction, day to day operation/oversight and economic well-being of the International Hunter Education Association-United States of America (IHEA-USA), an internationally recognized conservation and education organization specifically focused on supporting and enhancing hunter education.

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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)

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 http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/A/ANCAHHF-IHEA18-20180620/index.jhtml 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

2018  GALLERY OF GUNS "CHAMPIONS OF HUNTER EDUCATION"

HUNTER EDUCATION STUDENT ESSAY 

AWARD QUALIFICATION - DEADLINE June 9, 2018

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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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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2014 Heritage Hunt Held

2014 Heritage Hunt held at Hixon Ranch in Cotulla, TX

The annual Heritage Hunt, also called the DREAM HUNT, was held November 7- 9th at the Hixon Ranch near the hunter-friendly town of Cotulla, "Deep in the Heart" of South Texas Two lucky students and two instructors enjoyed "a most memorable hunt!"

(l to r): IHEA-USA executive director, Steve Hall, CO instructor Robert Clemans, WV dad Jay Stanislawczyk, WV student Jacob Stanislawczyk, KS student Curtis Williams, KS dad Gerald Williams, Hunt Coordinator, Leaha Wirth (Focus Group, Inc.) and WS instructor Richard Rowell

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2014 IHEA-USA Photo Contest Winners Announced

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IHEA-USA Newsletter

IHEA-USA Newsletter HERE!

For direct access to IHEA-USA Weekly News Brief and occasional Newsletters, please type in your email to the right.

Hunting Incident Academy a Huge Success!

Missouri Hosts Largest Hunting Incident Investigation Academy Ever!

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IHEA-USA 2014 Administrator's Academy Completed

IHEA-USA Fall Board Meeting & Administrator's Academy Held Oct.13-17th!

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Gallery of Guns Honors Instructors

Gallery of Guns to Honor Outstanding Hunter Education Instructors

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Hunting - "Safe and Getting Safer"

Hunter Education has been a HUGE success over time!

See Sports Injury Comparison HERE!

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Peer Influence Hunter Recruitment Program

The Hunting Heritage Trust (HHT), and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recently partnered on a study to understand the impact of peer influence on youth participation in hunting and target shooting. The study, which was comprised of youth focus groups and a comprehensive phone survey, was conducted by Responsive Management, a leading public opinion and attitude survey research firm which specializes in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues.  The HHT, NSSF and IHEA-USA are now using the results of this study to help recurit hunters and shooters.  Click here to find out how you can help!    

Firearm Safety Rules

Follow 4 basic rules and make hunting even safer

Hunting is one of the safest ways to enjoy the outdoors. To ensure hunting remains safe and becomes ever safer, the International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA) recommends hunters and shooters follow four basic rules of firearms safety.

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IHEA is affiliated with the Association of Fish and Wildlife agencies

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IHEA Endowment Donation Recognition

The International Hunter Education Association would like to express its deep appreciation to Dr. Edward Kozicky for his generous donation of $10,000 to to create the new Kozicky Endowment. The IHEA's most prestigious annual award is the Kozicky Award and this endowment will be used to fund this award in perpetuity. Dr. Kozicky was the first executive director of the IHEA, and he has been an ardent supporter of the IHEA mission and programs since the beginning. 

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