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2024 IHEA-USA Annual Conference


We invite you to join us on June 18-20, 2024 at the incredible Big Cedar Lodge in Branson Missouri.

Click here for the agenda! See the Links Below for Registration and Room Block Info!

Network with other State Fish & Wildlife Professionals and instructors, get the latest teaching techniques and tools, and learn about IHEA-USA’s new programs designed to help train volunteers and create safe hunters and target shooters.

We have several “on-your-own” excursion opportunities, so please see them here!

All volunteer members of the IHEA-USA that can’t attend the conference live are invited to attend virtually for free!
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If you are an Industry Professional and attending either in-person or online, CLICK HERE to register!

IHEA Volunteer Members who are attending remotely (FOR FREE!) or in-person can register HERE!
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Meet our Keynote Speaker: Andrew McKean

Andrew McKean is an independent journalist covering the outdoors, wildlife conservation, and natural resources policy beats. He lives on a ranch in eastern Montana, where he contributes feature articles and reporting to a number of national publications.

A native of northern Missouri, McKean started his journalism career as a reporter and editor for newspapers across Montana and the Northwest. He’s the former editor of Rocky Mountain Fishing & Hunting News, and served as information and education officer for Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks department before joining Outdoor Life as its Hunting Editor.

McKean later was promoted to editor in chief of Outdoor Life, a job he held for nearly 8 years before launching his freelance writing career. McKean sits on the boards of several conservation organizations and served on the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission. He’s also a high school track and cross country coach.

McKean is a 21-year Montana Hunter Education instructor and has taught Bowhunter Education for 18 years.

McKean has been active in the national mentoring movement, working to introduce new hunters and anglers to the outdoors. He’s the author of a number of books, including “How to Hunt Everything” and remains Outdoor Life’s hunting, optics, and conservation editor. He has hunted and fished around the world but the prairies of eastern Montana remain his favorite destination.

The 2024 IHEA-USA Annual Conference is proudly brought to you by Kalkomey Enterprises

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!