IHEA News Releases
August is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month
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2014 Conference a Huge Success!
International Hunter Education Association (IHEA)-USA conducted its annual business and honored top hunter education professionals and volunteers at its recent conference held at the Doubletree Inn & Suites in historic, downtown Charleston, SC, June 3-5th. Hosted by Captain "Billy" Downer and his staff from South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources , the highlight of the conference included the annual IHEA-USA Awards Ceremony honoring those that have far exceeded in "continuing the heritage of hunting worldwide by developing safe, responsible, knowledgeable and involved hunters and shooters..." --the mission of the Association.
Introducing Kids to Firearms & Hunting
TX Hunter Education Specialist Writes Book on Introducing Kids to Firearms & Hunting
Heidi Rao, IHEA-USA award recipient, is unique --she is a regional TX hunter education manager, she's married to a game warden and she's a mother to four boys -- she must know a little something about introducing youngsters to firearm safety, hunting and the shooting sports.
See her husband's and her latest book HERE!
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Gallery of Guns Honors Instructors
Gallery of Guns to Honor Outstanding Hunter Education Instructors
Mossberg Introduces Five-Gun Training Set for Hunter Education Classes
Click here to read more about Mossberg's new training set made especially for hunter education courses.
2013 IHEA-USA Heritage Hunt
2013 IHEA-USA Heritage Hunt Provides Lasting Memories
Hunting - "Safe and Getting Safer"
Hunter Education has been a HUGE success over time!
See Sports Injury Comparison HERE!
The Cartridge Comparison Poster
The IHEA teamed up with Cartridge Comparison Guide to bring you a new educational poster. This poster features all of the most common cartridges and shotshells depicted in life size, and would be an excellent addition to any classroom. Instructors get this poster at roughly half price. Go to http://ihea.cartridgecomparisonguide.com for more information.
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!
IHEA is affiliated with the Association of Fish and Wildlife agencies
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.
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.