Avid hunters encouraged to volunteer as instructors
Michigan -(Ammoland.com)- Ten veteran hunter education instructors, each volunteering 40 years of service teaching hunter safety classes to new hunters, were honored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at the Sept. 10 meeting of the Natural Resource Commission in Lansing.
“The service of these volunteer instructors is greatly appreciated by the DNR and the communities in which they serve,” said DNR Law Enforcement Division Chief Gary Hagler. “Our hunter education program trains nearly 20,000 students a year, and we could not do this without the help and expertise of the more than 3,000 invaluable volunteer instructors who provide important training to Michigan’s citizens and future hunters.”
Michigan has conducted hunter education classes for nearly 70 years, teaching firearm safety and the regulations for being a safe and responsible hunter.
Each year, instructors who’ve reached the four-decade teaching milestone are honored during special recognition ceremonies around the state. Instructors honored at the recent NRC meeting include: