Hunters Ed Instructors Could Win S&W 629 Stealth Hunter

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Safari Club International and Smith & Wesson, long-time partners with Hunter's Handbook, The Hunter & Shooting Sports Education Journal and Hunter Education are partnering up in 2009 to offer Hunter Education instructors and administrators the opportunity to win a S&W Performance Center 629 Stealth Hunter.

Every Hunter Education instructor or administrator that joins Safari Club International in 2009 will be entered in a drawing for this much-sought-after firearm. Retailing at $1722.00, the 629 Stealth Hunter comes chambered in .44 Magnum and features a custom 7.5" full-lug, MagnaPorted, optics-ready barrel with integral weaver-style rails. Also with Ball Detent lock up, Performance Center tuned action, and a forged hammer and trigger, this pistol promises any Hunter Education Instructor a great reward for an active role in international game conservation.

"Safari Club remains committed to supporting hunter education, along with our SCI corporate sponsor Smith & Wesson," said SCI President Merle Shepard, "and we enjoy our relationship with the dedicated IHEA instructors who, through their volunteer work, do such a great job of creating safe, ethical hunters."

"Smith & Wesson is pleased to be working with SCI in order to show our gratitude and appreciation to the hard working men and women who have dedicated their time and talents to continuing hunter education," said Paul Pluff, Director of Marketing for Smith & Wesson. "Each year, thousands of first time hunters and shooters are positively influenced through their participation in hunter education courses. Not only do these courses instruct students on proper firearm safety, but they are also educate students on the importance of wildlife management and the responsibilities we all share as hunters."

All details on the handgun as well as the Hunter Ed Instructor Safari Club International membership offering can be found on the IHEA website in the secure instructor discounts section.

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