The Southeast Region of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled three new instructor workshops for individuals who would like to become hunter education or bowhunter education instructors.
The new instructor orientations will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates at these locations.
Interested individuals need only attend one new instructor orientation. The instructor orientations are free, however, pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Jennifer Jackson with the Idaho Fish and Game in Pocatello at 232-4703.
Instructor orientations outline how to organize a class, select meeting sites, order supplies, and get students registered and certified. Instructor candidates also learn how to use the hunter education curriculum and how to teach using various effective methods and styles. Fingerprinting will also take place at the orientation to initiate the background check process.
Each year in Idaho's southeast region, volunteer instructors teach basic hunter education courses to about 1,000 students. These men and women are invaluable to Idaho Fish and Game and to the hunting heritage many of us in southeast Idaho cherish. Without them, it would be impossible to recruit new hunters; and because of them, we are able to ensure that these new hunters have been exposed to essential safety and ethics concepts.
Anyone who is a safe and responsible rifle or archery hunter, or likes sharing their knowledge and skills with youth and others new to the sport, with a passion about being an ethical and safe hunter, please consider becoming an Idaho hunter or bowhunter education instructor. Future hunters need you.