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Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association

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Empower Youth

Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association (WHEIA) works cooperatively with the Department of Natural Resources and with volunteer instructors throughout the State of Wisconsin in the promotion and implementation of Wisconsin’s Hunter Education Safety and Mentorship Programs.

WHEIA endorses and supports the use of standardized lesson plans by all instructors in order to improve the delivery and quality of the program. WHEIA’s primary focus is on safety and furthermore understands the importance of “hands-on” training in the area of archery and firearms safety as well as tree stand safety and associated outdoor safety for hunters of all ages prior to going afield.

WHEIA supports instructors statewide by providing training sessions along with materials and equipment needed in the delivery of safety training.

WHEIA supports through scholarships the continued education of young adults in their pursuit of outdoor resources careers, such as wildlife habitat conservation and restoration and warden/law enforcement careers. WHEIA also works on fostering mutual cooperation with federal and state governments in recognizing the need to have properly educated hunters
and target shooters.


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