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May 25, 2012

Hunter Education Instructor Training Offered

There is no more powerful way to give back to what you love than with a gift of your time. If you love to hunt in Vermont, there’s few better ways of giving your time than becoming a volunteer hunter education instructor.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department Hunter Education program has scheduled a New Hunter Education Instructor Training for Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30. Instructors will receive certification in both Bowhunter and Basic Firearm Education. The training will be held at The Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Woodbury from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Food and lodging will be provided.

Personal references and a criminal history background check are required of applicants. You can still take the instructor course if the background check has not been completed, but you will not be certified until passing it.

In excess of 5,000 future hunters are educated by the volunteer Certified Instructors yearly. Classes can be arranged to fit the instructor’s schedule and all materials required are supplied free by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Why not share your passion and join our team.

Becoming a Hunter Education Instructor takes commitment. But as an instructor you are helping to pass on a hunting heritage that adds to Vermont's quality of life. Through the efforts of our volunteers, hunting is safe and getting safer.

For further information please contact John Pellegrini at (802) 241-3707 or john.pellegrini@state.vt.us

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: May 25, 2012 14:24:15