IHEA-USA Instructor is 2014 Hero of Conservation
IHEA-USA volunteer instructor, Harold Holt from Sheboygan, WI is one of Field & Stream’s 2014 Heroes of Conservation.
As reported in the May 2014 edition of Field & Stream, Campfire Section, Holt’s association with and involvement in hunter education is all about fostering safety and fun.
“Holt first started volunteering to teach hunter-safety courses 36 years ago, only a few years after the program was established in Wisconsin. To date, he has taught more than 3,500 boys, girls and adults how to use firearms and bows safely. ‘I often receive photos of former students with the deer or ducks they’ve hunted, and that always makes me feel good.’ says Holt, who has also served on the volunteer committee for Sheboygan County Greenwing Day, alongside 2013 Conservation Hero of the Year finalist, Jeff Gorr, for 25 years. ‘It’s really important that kids learn to handle guns properly,’ he says, then jokes, ‘and getting them outside keeps them out of saloons.’ ”
IHEA-USA salutes Harold Holt and the other 55,000 mostly-volunteer instructors nationwide for their commitment to kids, hunter education and the preservation of our hunting and outdoor heritage.