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Hunting Incident Investigation Academy

IHEA-USA Hunting Incident Investigation Academy – New Jersey

September 20, 2021 through September 24, 2021

Location: The training will be held at the at the Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center located
at 822 Route 519, Johnsonburg, NJ 07825.

Registration Fee: $600.00. This fee will cover the student manual and supplies/instruction materials.  
This fee will also cover breakfasts and lunches served on site during the training.
Enrollment in the academy will be limited to 40 students.

Lodging: All room expenses are being paid for by the host agency, New Jersey Division of Fish &
Wildlife. There is no need for individual students to contact the camp to make reservations.
Once IHEA-USA receives your paid registration we will submit a list of all instructors and
students who will be staying through the week.

Student Meal Arrangements: For the students, all breakfasts and lunches are being provided at
no charge by the host agency, New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife. Monday evening the
Welcome to New Jersey event is also being sponsored by NJDFW. All other evening meals are at
the student’s home agency’s expense and will be off site and available at nearby restaurants.
(List provided of these later.)

Student Meal Arrangements Note #1: I need to know if students have any special dietary
needs, so we can arrange appropriate meals for them. Once you are registered, please let
Michael Brooks at [email protected] know if you have any special meal considerations.

Transportation: Liberty International in Newark is the closest major airport, with more flight
options, and possibly cheaper. The address is: 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114 and the
telephone number is: (973) 961-6000. This airport is 54 miles from Camp Johnsonburg so plan
accordingly when making flight reservations. If you need transportation from and to the airport we would
appreciate knowing your travel plans asap so we can plan to take care of scheduling your transportation
needs. Once you are registered, please let Michael Brooks know if you have any need of transportation assistance.

General Information: I need contact information, cell phone, email, and shirt size along with
the length of service and number of incidents investigated to be
collected at registration on the IHEA page.


August 20, 2021 is the drop-dead date for complete registrations.

IHEA-USA Hunting Incident Investigation Academy – Iowa

September 20, 2021 through September 24, 2021

Academy Purpose:  This academy is designed to train active Wildlife Officers on how to properly investigate hunting related
shooting incidents and properly document the facts to their respective agency’s Hunter Education Administrator.

Registration Fee: $600.00. This fee will cover the student manual and supplies/instruction materials.  
This fee will also cover breakfasts and lunches served on site during the training.
Enrollment in the academy will be limited to 20 students.

Mission: To provide skill, knowledge, and confidence to Wildlife Officers
in the collection and reporting of data in the research of hunting related shooting incidents.

Academy Overview: The five day academy will cover the following topics: policies,
planning an investigation, tools of the investigation, bullet-path reconstruction, evidence kits, ballistics,
blood analysis, evidence collection, diagramming, methodology of the hunting investigation, treestand falls and scenarios.

Time/Location:  Participants are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, September 19.  The academy
begins promptly at 08:00 A.M. on Monday, September 20.  The academy will conclude by 12:00PM on Friday, September 24.  
Classes will be held at the Honey Creek State Park Resort located in Moravia, Iowa.

Student Responsibilities: Students are responsible for all travel, lodging, and meals during travel.  
If students are traveling by air they should fly into Des Moines International Airport.  If you need transortation from and to
the airport, please notify Megan Wisecup of your needs as soon as possible so we can make arrangements to cover your transportation needs.

Lodging Option:  This facility has rooming accommodations to cover all students.  Students will
need to make their own lodging reservations.  Pricing details are still being negotiated so don’t call just yet!
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.
We will let you know if you register when the hotel is ready for bookings.

Meals:  All meals consumed on site during the academy are included in the registration fee. 
Students will be responsible for meals consumed during travel to and from the academy and in the evening.
The meals included in the regsitration fee are:  Sunday Breakfast and Lunch, Monday Breakfast and Lunch,
Tuesday Breakfast and Lunch, Wednesday Breakfast and Lunch and Thursday Breakfast.  The Iowa DNR
will be sponsoring a welcome dinner on Sunday night for students and instructors.

Transportation:  Airport pick ups and drop offs can be arranged by contacting Megan Wisecup at [email protected].  
Transportation to any training sites off location during the academy will be provided.

Equipment Needs:  Students should bring clothing suitable for field investigation work and rain gear.
Students should also bring their camera, GPS, and laptop. An email will be sent out to students prior to the
academy start with any other last minute details and/or equipment they should bring.