IHEA News Releases

IHEA-USA 2014 Administrator's Academy Completed

IHEA-USA Fall Board Meeting & Administrator's Academy Held Oct.13-17th!

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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 IHEA-USA Photo Contest Announced

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. Photo

The International Hunter Education Association-USA announces PHOTO CONTEST!

Submit your hunter education photo entries today!

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Hunting Incident Academy a Huge Success!

Missouri Hosts Largest Hunting Incident Investigation Academy Ever!

51 wildlife officers from 15 states attended the recent 2014 "IHEA-USA Hunting Incident Investigation Academy" held at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center at Ash Grove, Missouri, September 7-11th.

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August is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month

Hunter Safety System Video Here!

IHEA-USA Newsletter

IHEA-USA Newsletter HERE!

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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. 

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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

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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


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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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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

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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 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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