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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Fall 2018 IHEA-USA Hunter Incident Academy

Only 4 more spots left, register ASAP!

Registration is still 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.

The Academy has rooming accommodations to cover all students.  Students will need to make their own lodging reservations.  There is a block of rooms being held for the academy under International Hunter Education Association.  Reservations can be made by calling direct to the hotel at 866-797-5308.  All rooms are set up for double occupancy and are at the rate of $65 per night plus taxes.  All reservations must be made no later than August 15, 2018 in order to receive the discounted rate. 

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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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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

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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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