LDWF TO HOST INTERNATIONAL HUNTER EDUCATION CONVENTION - MAY 16-19

Release Date: 05/08/2007

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be hosting the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) Convention May 16-19, 2007 at the Holiday Inn Select in Baton Rouge.


The IHEA is the official organization representing the interests of state, provincial and federal hunter education coordinators, and 70,000 volunteer hunter education instructors.  These 70,000 volunteer instructors teach hunter safety, ethics and conservation to approximately 750,000 students each year.  The mission of the IHEA is to continue the heritage of hunting worldwide by developing safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters. 


The IHEA is a non-profit corporation that provides the leadership and standards designed to assure the availability of high quality, effective hunter education programs throughout North America (U.S.A., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and member countries (South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, and Peru).  The IHEA arranges and supports the delivery of hunter education course materials through state and provincial hunter education administrators and develops and maintains a clearinghouse for accurate and current hunter education information and publications.


For more information, contact John Sturgis at 225-763-5448 or jsturgis@wlf.louisiana.gov.  
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