Hunter Education Instructor Training Course Taking Place April 11
Posted on 03/04/2015
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Media Contacts: Nicole Corrao, 802-828-1193

Hunter Education Instructor Training Course Taking Place April 11

STAMFORD, Vt. -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education, Trapper Education or Bowhunter Education courses in Vermont. 

The course will take place on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stamford Fish & Game Club in Stamford, Vt.

Policies and procedures, field techniques, and teaching methods will all be covered in order to give instructors the tools to teach future Vermont hunters how to have a safe and enjoyable experience. 

“There were no hunting-related shootings last year as a result of our knowledgeable and capable hunter education instructors,” said Chris Saunders, hunter education manager for Vermont.  “This serves as proof that the skills and ethics that our instructors impart to their students will serve them for a lifetime and that there is no better way for a hunter to give back to the outdoors.”

All applicants who pass the final written exam are required to pass a background check with a warden and shadow a Chief Instructor before they can teach on their own.  Upon completion, they will then receive their full state of Vermont Hunter Education Instructor certification.

“Our hunter education instructors are all volunteers, donating their time to pass on a cherished Vermont tradition,” said Saunders.  “The hours our instructors put in will leverage federal dollars that allow the hunter education program to function.”

Those planning to attend should RSVP by email to Nicole Corrao at Nicole.Corrao@state.vt.us or call 802-828-1193 by April 1, 2015.