Press Release

Hunter and trapper education instructors needed – orientation classes offered in February

Interested in teaching Hunter, Bowhunter or Trapper Education?  Idaho Fish and Game will be offering a series of free New Instructor Orientation classes throughout the southeast region in February from 5:30-7:30 PM at the following locations:

  • February 24 Oneida County Road & Bridge, Malad
  • February 25 Larsen-Sant Public Library, Preston
  • February 26 Caribou County Fire Station, Soda Springs
  • February 27 IDFG Regional Office, Pocatello

Each year in the southeast region, Idaho Hunter Education instructors certify over 1000 new hunters and trappers, mostly youth . As Idaho continues to be one of the fastest growing states in the nation, the number of youth needing to take Hunter Education will likely increase in the near future. And, because youth have competing interests that swallow their free time, finding a class that fits into an already hectic schedule can be difficult. Having a diversity of class options available throughout the year increases the likelihood that busy youth (and adults) can find classes that work for them.

Many of Fish and Game’s current volunteer instructors have been valiantly teaching for decades, even to multiple generations in their community. But, they can’t do it all on their own.

In order to provide continued opportunities for certification, we are seeking safe and ethical sportsmen and sportswomen who are willing to share their knowledge and skills with the hunters and trappers of tomorrow.

If you are ready to make a difference to the future of hunting and trapping in Idaho and are interested in becoming a volunteer Hunter, Bowhunter, or Trapper Education instructor please call Volunteer Services Coordinator, Tessa Atwood, at 208-232-4703 or by emailing her at tessa.atwood@idfg.idaho.gov. Interested candidates must call or email to reserve their seat at their desired class location.

Whether you are able to help once a year or once a month, teach in a classroom setting, or lead a field day outdoors, Idaho’s future hunters and trappers need you!