Vermont Plans Bowhunter Instructor Training Class

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Do you have a passion for bow hunting? There is no more powerful way to give back to what you love than with a gift of your time. If you love to bowhunt in Vermont, there are few better ways of giving your time than becoming a volunteer bowhunter education instructor.

A new bowhunter education instructor training workshop will be held at the Waterbury State Office Complex on July 18, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

"The work is demanding, and the hours are often long," says Vermont's Hunter Education Coordinator Chris Saunders. "However, our 350 active instructors love volunteering because they know they are contributing to the future of hunting and trapping."

Instructor requirements include a minimum age of 18, three years of bowhunting or shooting experience, no felonies, you must pass an instructor exam, undergo and pass a background investigation and attend a one day new instructor workshop. You can still take the instructor course if the background check has not been completed, but you will not be certified until the background check is completed.

In excess of 2,000 future bowhunters are educated by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Volunteer Certified Instructors yearly. Classes can be arranged to fit the instructor's schedule. All required materials are supplied free by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Why not share your passion and join our team?

For further information, please contact Ann Shangraw at (802) 241-3720 or ann.shangraw@state.vt.us.