Whitetails Unlimited recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the International Hunter Education Association-USA for their upcoming annual conference, which brings the total WTU has contributed to more than $14,000 to this organization since 2015. The IHEA annual conference brings together state hunter education administrators, officials, and instructors. These are the official state employees responsible for the coordination and delivery of hunter education in their state.
IHEA-USA is the professional hunter education association affiliated with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the 50 state hunter education programs. The program has 55,000 instructors, many of whom are volunteers, that teach hunting and shooting safety and responsibilities throughout the United States. Hunter Education courses train and certify more than 650,000 students annually.
“The hunter safety instructors that are certified through the IHEA are invaluable to our hunting heritage,” says Whitetails Unlimited Program Services Director Russ Austad. “In many ways they help develop hunting practices that last a lifetime.”
About Whitetails Unlimited:
Since our beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. Thanks to more than 475 chapters, 114,000-plus members, chapter volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations. To date, Whitetails Unlimited has expended more than $102.7 million on program services and activities that continue to enhance, and ultimately foster, our mission.
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Russ Austad, Whitetails Unlimited
Program Services Director: (920) 743-6777, Ext. 102