Press Release

Hunter and trapper education instructors needed in the Magic Valley

Sign up today to attend an orientation to learn more about becoming a hunter and trapper education instructor on February 29, 2020 at the Magic Valley Regional Office.

Are you a safe and responsible hunter or trapper? Are you passionate about hunting and trapping ethics? Do you want to share your passion, knowledge and skills with youth and adults new to Idaho’s hunting and trapping traditions? If so, consider yourself invited to  become a volunteer hunter or trapper education instructor.

To get started, Fish and Game will be holding a new instructor orientation class on Saturday, February 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Magic Valley Regional Office at 324 South 417 East, Hwy 93, in Jerome.

The instructor orientation will outline instructor expectations, how to organize a class, select meeting sites, order supplies, and get students registered and certified. Potential instructors also learn how to use the hunter and trapper education curriculums and how to use various teaching methods and styles that we’ve found to be effective.

girl learning how to handle a rifle from Gary Gillespie during a Hunter Education class January 2014
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Glenn Oakley

A requirement to become an instructor includes being fingerprinted and a confidential background check conducted by the State Department of Law Enforcement.

Often we hear from potential instructors that they don’t think they'd be comfortable teaching a class on their own. Don’t forget, that there are opportunities to team-teach! Or, if committing to 15 hours to teach a class is too much, there are other opportunities to help teach a hunter education field day. Whatever the situation, we can provide options that best fit your schedule!

Truly, the heart of Idaho’s hunter and trapper education programs are the dedicated volunteers who provide the instruction and mentoring.

Hunter and trapping education instructors help to ensure that we continue our heritage of hunting and trapping in Idaho.

We encourage you to consider becoming a volunteer hunter or trapper education instructor today!

To learn more about becoming an instructor, please RSVP by calling Volunteer Services Coordinator, TanaRae Alberti, at 208-324-4359 or by emailing her at tanarae.alberti@idfg.idaho.gov.