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VHEA has created an on-line forum specifically for connecting with Virginia Hunter Education Instructors.  It’s a great way to voice opinions, discuss ideas, solve problems and otherwise communicate with your local teaching peers.  


To get started contact the forum administrator at teamfse1@aol.com and provide your full name, Instructor ID # and desired user name. Your account will be set up for you and a temporary login will be sent to you.


Check out the forum by clicking on the image below:




The National Shooting Sports Foundation makes their safety and conservation educational materials available to hunter education instructors.  Per the order form, “This literature line-up is available free in quantities of up to 100 each annually if requested by volunteer hunter and firearms safety education instructors and is economically bulk-priced for purchase by state agencies, manufacturers, retailers and other groups.”  To see the selection offered or to download the order form go to http://nssf.org/safety/lit/.





Remington offers FREE Hunter Education packages for qualified hunting, educational, or gun safety instructors and educational programs (U.S. only). The package includes the following:


25 1000 Commandments of Safety Flyer

4 Remington Shotgun/Shotshell Poster

4 Remington Centerfire Rifle/Ammo Poster

25 Remington Decal

25 Remington Lapel Pin


Your request should include one of the following:

     •    Letterhead of the educational organization

     •    Hunter Education Instructor card or certificate (this may be

          state issued or come from a national organization)

     •    Range Officer card or certificate


Include the address of where you would like the package shipped. Because the materials are customarily shipped via UPS, Remington cannot ship to a post office box. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.


You can fax your request to:

Attention: Hunter Ed Package

Or mail it to:

Remington Arms Co.
Attn: Hunter Ed Package
870 Remington Drive
P.O. Box 700
Madison, NC 27025-0700


Release – Hunter Ed Live Fire

VHEA Sponsored Hunt Rules

All information below is current as of 9/15/2013




Robert Burns of Austin Outdoors makes the Austin line of treestands available to Hunter Education Instructors at wholesale prices.  Contact Robert at 704-771-3114 for pricing and to place an order.  Multiple payment options are offered; you will need to provide your instructor ID number.  See the SuperMag line of stands at www.austintreestands.com.



Brunton offers a significant discount to instructors on binoculars, compasses and GPS units.  Contact them for availability and pricing at 800-443-4871 or e-mail a request to
info@bruntongroup.com.  You will need to provide copy of your instructor certificate.  They accept only pre-paid (credit card) orders. View the products at www.brunton.com.




BuckEye offers a 20% discount on any Orion XIR wireless trail camera and a 5% discount on their X Series Wireless trail cameras (X7D or X80).  Orders must be called in to the Sales Dept. at 866-325-8172.  You will need to fax a copy of your Hunter Education Instructor card and pre-pay for all orders.  A fax number will be provided at the time of order placement.   See their products at www.buckeyecam.com.




VHEA is set-up with Cabela’s for discounts on products purchases for hunter education use only and NOT for personal use.  Orders are screened based on products purchased.  If this is abused, VHEA will lose the discount privilege.


VHEA is currently a “level 1 account”.  Discounts are based on volume of sales and will vary from 0-10% based on the product. If as an organization we purchase over $5,000.00 annually we will change to “level 2” and can receive up to a 15% discount.  In the event of a sale, you will be charged whichever is lower – sale price or discount.


To place an order, call 800-242-1596. 7 AM – 7 PM Monday - Friday CST.  Internet orders will not recognize the discount code, so orders must be called in.  In-store purchases are possible through the Customer Service desk.  For all orders provide the VAHEA account number 56625076 at the beginning of your order.  The main account mailing address is 1267 4-H Camp RD Appomattox, VA 24522; you will be asked to provide a different address for shipping purposes.


The web site for product details is www.cabelas.com.


Instructors do not deal directly with Henry.

Henry rifles can be purchased through the VAHEA.  Discount pricing on three models is as follows: Lever Action .22 ($145), Lever Action Youth .22 ($145) and Mini Bolt Youth .22 ($120).  There is no charge for shipping. You may purchase one of each.  You must provide VDGIF Richmond office with a signed copy of the FFL license of a dealer who will receive the firearm for you along with your check or Visa/MC/AmEx information.  VAHEA will submit your order on association letterhead.




Members of the IHEA-USA are eligible for discounts on a long list of products in addition to those listed here.  Visit www.ihea-usa.org/instructors/special-offers-for-instructors for a full listing of manufacturers and more details.




Through the Hunter Education Instructors Program, Leupold offers a 45% discount off optics and a 60% discount off accessories.  You are limited to 1 optic and 2 accessories per order.  Click on each title here to be directed to the document:  2013 Leupold MSRP Price List, 2013 Redfield MSRP Price List, 2013 HEI Order Form, 2013 Hunter Ed Instructor Program info for HEI.  Instructions from the manufacturer are below:

Orders must be submitted via fax to 503-526-1475 or email to ORDERS@LEUPOLD.COM.  Make sure to include the model number on the order form and payment information. Applicable tax will apply based on your local tax rate. Shipping and handling fee of $10 will also be charged to your order. Orders must be complete and accompanied by all the supporting documents.  You will need to subtract the discount percentage listed on the order form from the MSRP price to get your price.  Please note order processing takes up to 2 weeks and delivery is taking up to 8-10 weeks.  Once your order is processed we will send you a confirmation e-mail.

All inquiries and orders must be accompanied by a copy of supporting documentation i.e. a photocopy of your state certification card, name, mailing address, shipping address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. You are requested to also submit a list of classes taught in the current year and number of students. This information must accompany your order form, no exceptions. No orders will be processed without all the supporting documents.



Howard Wither, the owner of Liberty Archery is offering $50 off the Liberty 1 bow package to hunter education instructors.   Call 408-983-1127 (Santa Clara, CA); a copy of your instructor card will be required to verify instructor status.  Go to www.libertyarchery.com for details on the bow.



Parker offers a discount for hunter education instructors that is 25% off wholesale prices.

Call 1-800-707-8149 or 540-337-5426 and ask for Customer Service.  Identify yourself as a Virginia Hunter Education Instructor and have your e-mail address ready.  They will send you a set of forms to complete and return along with a list of qualifying products.  Parker will contact DGIF for verification of active instructor status and process the order.


Mailing address:
Parker Bows
PO Box 105
Mint Spring, VA 24463



Offers discounted rates on most of their bows and accessories; instructors may purchase one bow per year.  For discount pricing, contact Adrik Wahl at 520-594-5179 or via e-mail to
awahl@pse-archery.com. You will need to provide copy of your instructor certificate. The fax number is 520-884-1479.They accept only pre-paid (credit card) orders. See their web site at www.pse-archery.com.




Offers a discount on stands.  Call Customer Service at 256-353-0634.  You will need to e-mail them a copy of your HE identification.  Once your active status is confirmed they will send you an order form with the discount information.  Go to www.summitstands.com to view the products line, and use the “Contact Us” link on the bottom of the home page to e-mail them.



Hunter Education Instructors may purchase one firearm per year at distributor price, and unlimited accessories (except barrels).  Write your order in letter format and 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.   Customer Support Center phone number is 1-866-730-1614.




Click here to see the flyer for Otis’ NEW Instructor Discount Program.  Each instructor who has a valid ID on file at Otis is eligible for 40% off of MSRP, up to $300 per year.  This enables instructors to purchase items from either the Hunting/Sporting Line, or the Law Enforcement Line. 

Click here for information on the Student Discount Program.

Otis also offers free instructional literature such as instructional sheets, bore reflectors that double as a safety and the Student Discount Flyers (link above) that can be handed out in classes.  Instructors can also purchase additional cleaning systems to use in the classrooms with a new 20% off discount.  Please note that shipping charges will apply to these types of purchases.

Visit www.otisgun.com to see the full product line.





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. Tri-Tronics is the only major e-collar manufacturer that can claim "Made in the USA".


To take advantage of either of these options or for more information, please contact Warner Smith, 520-290-6000 ext. 7403 or wsmith@tritronics.com.  For a complete list of Tri-Tronics products visit www.tritronics.com.




Offers a discount on trail cameras.  Here’s how:

1) Contact Matt Bender at sales@wildviewweb.com or 612-991-6547

2) Scan your Hunter Ed Identification and e-mail it or call for fax instructions

3) Place your order and you will receive the discount


Go to www.wildvieweb.com to view the product descriptions.