The IHEA-USA Announces the Top 50 Hunter Educators of the Year
With over 45,000 volunteer hunter educators in the United States (the second largest volunteer corps to volunteer firefighters) vying for the award, this prestigious IHEA-USA Instructor of the Year Award presented by SIG SAUER honors only one hunter educator in each state for rising above and beyond their normal duties in 2021. Above and beyond means not only spending countless hours offering volunteer time teaching but also often includes personal hours mentoring, volunteering time to other outdoor programs, teaching additional clinics and classes, contributing valuable ideas to their state Hunter Education programs, and performing excessively more to create safe hunters and shooters than is expected of any volunteer.
Alex Baer, Executive Director of the IHEA-USA, states, “This is the third year we’ve celebrated each state’s hunter education volunteers during our International Conference, and we are proud to honor those who have helped others join the hunt safely and responsibly over the last 12 months. Congratulations to all the winners this year, and thank you for your selfless contributions to hunter education.”
SIG SAUER’s commitment to recognizing these educators includes a prize package and an award for their selflessness and their contribution to the future of safe hunting. The IHEA-USA asks that if these individuals are known or recognized by you, you thank them for their valuable commitment to teaching firearms safety and conservation. Without them, we’d have more accidents afield and less hunters supporting our industry.