Wyoming Game and Fish To Host Hunter Education Instructor Academy

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Wyoming Game and Fish To Host Hunter Education Instructor AcademyCHEYENNE– The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a 3-day hunter education instructor training Aug. 22-24 at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp near Dubois, Wyo.

The training is open to pending hunter education instructors and anyone certified as an instructor within the last five years.  The academy is free of charge, including materials, lodging and meals sponsored by the Central Wyoming Chapter of the Safari Club International.

“This academy will augment the understanding and teaching of the six core areas of hunter education,” says Jim Dawson, hunter education coordinator for the Game and Fish.  “Instructors will participate in sessions on hunter responsibility and ethics; wildlife conservation and management; firearms and firearms safety; Game and Fish statutes and regulations, wildlife issues; and outdoor survival.”

Updated hunter education forms, procedures and the online registration option will also be discussed.  PTSB credit is now available for certified teachers attending hunter education instructor workshops.

“The academy will offer hunter education community the chance to work with other instructors and share ideas on how to better teach to an ever-changing audience,” says Dawson.  “The Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp is a great venue for instructors to learn about different teaching strategies, new tools and technology in a beautiful outdoor setting.”

The goals of the Game and Fish’s hunter education program are to reduce hunting related accidents and violations; promote safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunting; and to enhancing hunting traditions and values.  Wyoming has more than 400 hunter education instructors, including game wardens, professional educators and volunteers.  These instructors certify more than 3,500 students each year.

To register for the Hunter Education Instructor Academy, contact Margaret at (307) 777-4538.  For more information about hunter education or becoming a hunter education instructor, visit the Game and Fish Web site at .