WATERBURY, VT — There is no more powerful way to give back to what you love than with a gift of your time. If you love to hunt in Vermont, there are few better ways of giving your time than becoming a volunteer hunter education instructor.

Two new instructor training workshops have been set, and both will be held at the Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Woodbury:

Bowhunter Education Instructor Workshop

Saturday, July 16, 2011,

  • 8:30am – 4:00pm
  • Basic Firearm (Hunter) Education Instructor Workshop

Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13th, 2011

  • 7:00 pm Friday through 4:30 pm Saturday. Lodging and meal provided.

The application process includes providing personal references and a criminal history background check. You can take the instructor course if the background check has not been completed, but you will not be certified until passing it.

More than 5,000 future hunters are educated by the certified, volunteer instructors yearly. Classes can be arranged to fit the instructor’s schedule, and all materials required are supplied free of charge by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

Becoming a Hunter Education Instructor takes commitment. But as an instructor you are helping to pass on a hunting heritage that adds to Vermont’s quality of life. Through the efforts of our volunteers, hunting is safe and getting safer.

For further information please contact John Pellegrini at (802) 241-3707 or john.pellegrini@state.vt.us

Contact:

John Pellegrini (802) 241-3707

Chris Saunders, (802) 241-3722

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