Spring 2019 IHEA-USA Hunting Incident Academy

Registration is open for the Spring 2019 IHEA-USA Hunting Incident Investigations Academy.  10 SPOTS LEFT!!

This year’s Spring Academy will be held in Mayflower, Arkansas, March 4-8, 2019.

To register for the Spring Hunting Incident Investigations Academy please call IHEA-USA at 303-430-7233.

 2019 Spring Hunting Incident Academy Flyer

There is a block of rooms being held for the academy under International Hunter Education Association at the Hampton Inn, Maumelle, Arkansas located at 11920 Maumelle Boulevard.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 501-851-6600.  


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2019 IHEA-USA Membership Promotions

IHEA-USA is excited to announce the 2019 Membership Promotions!

PROMO #1 – NEW IHEA-USA MEMBERSHIPS: Each NEW Annual Member and each NEW Life Member application received from October 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019 will have their names entered into a drawing for one of the following prizes:

  1. Ruger Go Wild American .308 Rifle (#26926) (**see note below)
  2. Sun Optics package
    a. Model #CB520842, 8x42 Roof Prism Binocular, Armored
    b. Model #CV16206060B, 20-60x60 Range Pro Spotting Scope & Tripod
    c. Model #CD13RRG, Electronic Reflex Sight, Heavy Duty
    d. Model #CB221050, Full size 10x50 Porro Prism Binocular, Armored
  3. Mathews Genesis Bow
** Federal Firearms requirements required for this item, and any FFL dealer fees will be the responsibility of the winner.

Drawing will be held approximately April 5, 2019, and winners will be notified. Information will also be posted on the IHEA-USA website @ www.ihea-usa.org. Please note: Beginning in 2019, Annual Memberships and Lifetime Memberships will no longer include Volunteer Supplemental Insurance coverage.

Click HERE to join IHEA-USA 

PROMO #2 – IHEA-USA MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS: Renewing your IHEA-USA membership for 2019 is critically important as it supports the one national organization, with one voice on behalf of hunter education programs and instructors throughout the United States! On behalf of IHEA-USA and Hunter Ed - thank you for your support and membership! All 2019 renewal applications received from October 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019 will have their names entered into a drawing for one of the following prizes:

  1. Grand Prize - Lifetime IHEA-USA Membership ($450 value)
  2. 2nd Prize - $100 Cabela’s/Bass Pro Gift Card
  3. 3rd Prize - Styrka S3 Series Riflescope.

Drawing will be held approximately April 5, 2019, and winners will be notified. Information will also be posted on the IHEA-USA website @ www.ihea-usa.org. Please note: Beginning with 2019, Annual Memberships and Lifetime Memberships will no longer include Volunteer Supplemental Insurance coverage.

Click HERE to renew your IHEA-USA membership

2019 IHEA-USA Annual Business Conference in Alabama May 6-8, 2019

The 2019 IHEA-USA Conference will be in beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama May 6-8th, 2019 at the SpringHill Suites Orange Beach at the Wharf, offering special room rates of $149.00 USD per night. Book your group rate for International Hunter Education Assn, or call 1-877-590-8185 and use group code IHARWe currently have a room block of 120 rooms, starting 5/4/19 and ending 5/10/19.  Last day to book to receive the special room rate will be 4/13/19.  Join us for some great networking, learning, and exploring the world of Hunter Education!  The Alabama Gulf Coast boasts history, culture, and 32 miles of beautiful white-sand beaches.  Come feel the sugar white sand of our beaches beneath your feet, enjoy a boat cruise where you will enjoy watching how the local dolphins interact with each other, visit one of the fifteen local archery parks, learn about our local wildlife and more!

Springhill Suites at the Wharf Orange Beach
4673 Wharf Parkway West
Orange Beach, AL 36561

The airport is about a 30 minute drive from the hotel and it does NOT have a shuttle service.  The Coastal Express Shuttle/Coastal Airport Shuttle and Coastal Car Rental offers $65 fares (additional fee for parties more than 5) from Pensacola Airport to the Orange Beach, AL area. Please visit Coastal Car Rental's website at https://coastalcarrentalusa.com. They offer a Pick up and Return service for your convenience. Their website and phone numbers are:

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AL Office 251-923-8336 

FL Office 850-503-5265

Cancellation Policy: Reservations are Non-Refundable if cancelled less than 24 hours prior to pick-up. (excludes airline delays and cancellations).  ** 3.75% credit card convenience fee will be added to all credit card transactions. 

Conference Registration will open around the middle of January 2019.  More information to come.........

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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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!

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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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