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JOIN US! 2015 IHEA-USA Conference

IHEA-USA Annual Conference May 18-21, 2015 - Des Moines, IA



JOIN US at the Downtown Marriott, May 18-21st!

Hosted by Iowa DNR, Come JOIN US at the annual conference of administrators, staffs, partners and Hunter Education Instructors -- learning more about how to enhance hunter education in the states and beyond. Kicked off by the leadership in Iowa and with IHEA-USA, the opening session and presentations will bring you the latest information, data, issues and needs for your program and give you a chance to pick the brains of experts in the field as well as within each state's hunter education program.




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2015 Membership Promotion Winners Announced!

Congratulations to fellow IHEA-USA Members!

Click on 'Read More' to see if you won in our 2015 Membership Promotion!


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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 Heritage Hunt Held

2014 Heritage Hunt held at Hixon Ranch in Cotulla, TX

The annual Heritage Hunt, also called the DREAM HUNT, was held November 7- 9th at the Hixon Ranch near the hunter-friendly town of Cotulla, "Deep in the Heart" of South Texas Two lucky students and two instructors enjoyed "a most memorable hunt!"

(l to r): IHEA-USA executive director, Steve Hall, CO instructor Robert Clemans, WV dad Jay Stanislawczyk, WV student Jacob Stanislawczyk, KS student Curtis Williams, KS dad Gerald Williams, Hunt Coordinator, Leaha Wirth (Focus Group, Inc.) and WS instructor Richard Rowell

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2014 IHEA-USA Photo Contest Winners Announced

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IHEA-USA Newsletter

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Hunting Incident Academy a Huge Success!

Missouri Hosts Largest Hunting Incident Investigation Academy Ever!

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IHEA-USA 2014 Administrator's Academy Completed

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

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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.

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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Gallery of Guns Honors Instructors

Gallery of Guns to Honor Outstanding Hunter Education Instructors

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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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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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