Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will honor the service of its Region 3 Hunter and Bowhunter Education volunteers at an annual workshop and luncheon this Saturday, March 10, at the Holiday Inn-Bozeman. These volunteers help shape future Montana hunters, providing training in safety, ethics, conservation, and firearms and archery equipment. In Region 3 alone, these volunteers instruct about 1,000 students each year.
Earning special awards this year are 25 instructors with service ranging from 5 to 25 years. All service award recipients receive a plaque, while some reaching certain milestones receive gifts of appreciation including engraved knives, belt buckles, and more.
Instructors with 25 years of service being honored this year include: John Ralph of Butte, Bruce Metcalf of Butte, James McCoy, Sr. of Butte, Tom Carroll of Walkerville, Melvin Keininger of Butte, and Mark Petroni of West Yellowstone (please see the entire list of honorees below).
FWP is thankful to have hundreds of qualified instructors across the state, and always welcomes new additions to our ranks. For information on becoming a Hunter or Bowhunter Education instructor, call Andrea Jones in the FWP Region 3 Information and Education Office at (406) 994-6931.
|5||BRIAN KOELZER||GALLATIN||10||JEFFREY RADER||GALLATIN|
|5||JACOB WAGNER||GALLATIN||10||F WAYNE WILSON||MADISON|
|5||LOUIS MORTON||MADISON||15||REGAN DEAN||SILVER BOW|
|5||ZANE WYANT||DEER LODGE||20||JOHN BERGER||GALLATIN|
|5||MARCUS DAVIS||SILVER BOW||20||ALAN NOACK||MADISON|
|5||BRYAN FITZPATRICK||SILVER BOW||25||JOHN RALPH||SILVER BOW|
|5||JOHN CHEBUL||SILVER BOW||25||BRUCE METCALF||SILVER BOW|
|5||BRIAN FITZPATRICK||SILVER BOW||25||JAMES MCCOY, SR||SILVER BOW|
|5||KEVIN BARRETT||GALLATIN||25||TOM CARROLL||SILVER BOW|
|5||TODD MURDOCK||GALLATIN||25||MELVIN KIENINGER||SILVER BOW|
|5||CARLA WILLIAMS||PARK||25||MARK PETRONI||GALLATIN|
|10||AUGUSTUS WILKINS||SILVER BOW|