BECOMING A HUNTER EDUCATION VOLUNTEER
Volunteer instructors are the backbone of the Virginia Hunter Education Program. They train about 14,000 students per year to be safe, ethical, knowledgeable hunters. Since Hunter Education became mandatory for 12-15 year-old and all other first-time hunters in 1988, there has been a 25% reduction in the number of hunting-related shooting incidents.
All Hunter Education instructors are required to complete an 18 hour training program to become certified. There is also a background check, because the instructors will be working with children and firearms. If you believe that you would be a good Hunter Education volunteer, please contact your nearest regional DGIF office, or David Dodson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact information can also be found at www.dgif.virginia.gov. You must be 18 years of age and of good character to volunteer for this program.
Hunter Education Instructor Discount Programs
These programs are voluntary incentives provided by manufacturers of outdoor recreation equipment. These programs are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please let us know if you learn of any discounts that are not included here. Most manufacturers require a letter from our Department to verify your credentials. To obtain this letter, contact our Richmond office at (804) 367-1477.
As members of the International Hunter Education Association, you have the opportunity to take advantage of a great offer from Tri-Tronics. We are pleased to offer all active IHEA members a 20% discount on any of our e-collar training systems (limit 2 per year). Since 1968, Tri-Tronics is the recognized industry leader in electronic dog training equipment y top dog training professionals and avid hunters. We manufacture Remote Trainers, Bark Limiters, Beeper Collars, and Bird Releasing Systems.
You can get more information on IHEA’s website.
Introductory Fishing Tackle
Visit the website www.futurefisherman.org : Select the “FTLP” page and follow the links to the “Tackle Catalog” and “FTLP”. These products are basic fishing gear offered for non-profit introductory fishing programs
Offers discounted rates on most of their bows and accessories. For discount pricing, contact Dave Ihrig, Youth Development and Recreational Accounts Manager, at 800-477-7789, ext. 2407, or email email@example.com.
Chipmunk .22 LR Youth Rifles
Rogue Rifle Company offers approximately 35% off their MSRP, and free shipping, on Chipmunk Youth Rifles to Hunter Education Instructors. You can contact them directly for pricing and order forms. Phone 208-743-4355. Website www.chipmunkrifle.com. Be advised you may need to have an FFL dealer receive the firearms for you.
Discount pricing to instructors on binoculars, compasses and a GPS unit. Contact them for availability and pricing. 800-443-4871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leupold Hunter Education Instructor Discount
Twenty-five percent off distributor pricing on their products. You may request a current catalog from Leupold 503-526-1400 www.leupold.com. After you select the product(s) you are interested in, they will provide pricing. They accept checks and all major credit cards.
Discount pricing on their Lever Action .22($145), Lever Action Youth .22($145) and Mini Bolt Youth .22($120). No charge shipping. You may purchase one of each. Provide Richmond with a signed copy of the FFL license of a dealer who will receive the firearm for you, your check or Visa/MC/AmEx information, and we will submit your order on letterhead.
Please make sure you mention that you are from Virginia
Thompson/Center Arms Company
Hunter Education Instructors may purchase one firearm per year at distributor price, and unlimited accessories (except barrels). Write your order in letter format. Include copy of Instructor card. Add $3.00 shipping. Accept Visa/MC, check, money order. Include signed copy of FFL dealers license for modern firearms. www.tcarms.com. Sharon Desrouches: 603-332-2394.
To see their products, visit www.summitstands.com. They offer to discounts to Hunter Education Instructors through the National Bowhunter Education Foundation. To obtain a copy of the order form and pricing, visit www.nbef.org/FEATURES1.CFM?featureid=60.
“As members of the International Hunter Education Association, you have the opportunity take advantage of a great offer from Tri-Tronics. We are pleased to offer all active IHEA members a 20% discount on any of our e-collar training systems (limit 2 per year).
Since 1968, Tri-Tronics is the recognized industry leader in electronic dog training equipment by top dog training professionals and avid hunters. We manufacture Remote Trainers, Bark Limiters, Beeper Collars, and Bird Releasing Systems.” www.ihea.com
DISCOUNT FOR HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS
25% DISCOUNT OFF WHOLESALE PRICES
CALL 1-800-707-8149 OR 540-337-5426
ASK FOR JOHNNY GRACE, DOUG HARRIS OR DAVE JONES These
are the individuals who can give the HE discount.
IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS A VIRGINIA HUNTER ED INSTRUCTOR
THEY WILL ASK FOR:
NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, HE #, ITEMS REQUESTED, CREDIT
CARD NUMBER / EXPIRATION DATE OF CARD
PARKER WILL CALL DGIF FOR VERIFICATION OF ACTIVE HE
STATUS AND PROCESS ORDER
PO BOX 105
MINT SPRING, VA 24463
DISCOUNT FOR HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS
HOWARD WITHER, THE OWNER OF LIBERTY ARCHERY IS OFFERING $100 OFF THE LIBERTY 1 BOW PACKAGE TO HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS. INSTRUCTORS NEED TO SEND A COPY OF THEIR INSTRUCTOR CARD TO QUALIFY. GO TO www.libertyarchery.com FOR DETAILS ON THE BOW.
The owner of Bee Busy Outdoors would like to offer instructors a special discount on Scout Guard SG550 trail cameras. The discount would be $20.00 off the SG550 trail cameras with 1 free 2GB SD Card and 20% off our Scout Guard Trail Cam accessories.
The following information is now needed in order to post a class on the DGIF Website:
Lead instructors FULL name
Instructor ID #
Minimum & Maximum number of participants (Both are mandatory)
e-mail address (if available)
phone number including area code
Hunter Education packages are available to Hunting, Educational or Gun Safety Instructors at no charge(U.S. only). To acquire one of Remington’s information filled packets, please perform the following:
• Send a fax (336/548-7801) or mailing that includes at least one of the following:
1. Letterhead of education organization.
2. Hunter Education Instructor card or certificate (this may be state issued or come from a national organization)
3. Range Officer card or certificate
• Include address of where you would like the package shipped. Because our materials are customarily shipped via UPS, we cannot ship to a PO Box
• Please allow 2-3 weeks delivery period.
The Hunter Education package includes the following:
• (25) 10 Commandments of Safety
• (50) Sight-In Targets
• (25) Trap Fundamentals Brochures
• (25) Skeet Fundamentals Brochures
• (25) Premier Ammunition Brochures
• (20) 710 Brochures
• (4) Shotshell / Shotgun Poster
• (4) Centerfire Poster
Summit has a new Hunter Education Instructors discount price list for 2009. Click here for list. You will have to include a copy of your HE identification.
You may also want to take a look at http://austintreestands.com/. Robert Burns offers HE discounts to instructors for their stands as well. I have about 10 of his stands and as a safety professional, that is all I use.
IHEA has worked out a deal where instructors can get free bullet posters
(if they pay a small shipping fee).