October 25th, 2014

Resources for Hunters — Websites and Classic Hunting Books

Webyshops.com, a leading online vendor of optics, range gear, and hunting accessories has prepared a helpful guide for new hunters. This “how to” article Before You Start Hunting provides basic information on preparing for a hunt, finding a hunter education class, choosing appropriate gear, and selecting a safe, approved area for hunting.

Hunting Affiliation Groups
There are many good organizations dedicated to promoting hunting and preserving our hunting habitats. These groups all offer valuable information for hunters:

Ducks Unlimited
Mule Deer Foundation
National Wild Turkey Federation
Pheasants Forever
Quail Forever
Rabbits Unlimited
Safari Club International
Squirrels Umlimited
Varmint Hunters Association
Whitetails Unlimited

Recommended Books about Hunting
There’s no shortage of hunting hunting-related reading material. Here are some of the best books written about hunting.

Hemingway on Hunting by Ernest Hemingway

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Beyond Fair Chase: The Ethic and Tradition of Hunting by Jim Posewitz

Meditations on Hunting by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Eating Aliens: One Man’s Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species by Jackson Landers

It’s Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It by Bill Heavey

The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food by Jackson Landers

Whitetail Nation: My Season in Pursuit of the Monster Buck by Peter Bodo

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February 23rd, 2011

Big Discounts Offered to IHEA Hunter Safety Instructors

The International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) is always looking for qualified volunteer instructors to assist with Hunter instruction and safety programs in North America. Since its inception, the IHEA has served as the primary resource for information on hunter education; has promoted programs which prevent hunting accidents; and has worked to cultivate honesty, self-discipline, self-reliance, responsible behavior, and good citizenship among hunters.

IHEA Hunter Safety

Significant Discounts for Certified IHEA Instructors
To encourage qualified individuals to serve as IHEA Hunter-Safety instructors, numerous “big name” manufacturers offer significant discounts on firearms and/or shooting products to certified IHEA instructors. You can save up to 55% on optics, and up to 40% on the purchase price of firearms. Below are some of the current discounts offered by IHEA partners to certified instructors. This is only a partial list. CLICK HERE for a complete list of special offers for IHEA instructors. NOTE: For some product lines, certified instructors must log in with their passwords to see the current discounted pricing offers.

Beretta USA: Certified IHEA instructors receive wholesale pricing on select Beretta long guns.

Burris Optics: IHEA instructors and law enforcement officers receive a 50% discount on their optics and other items.

CVA: Hunter Education Instructors receive a 40% discount on CVA Muzzleloading Rifles and Supplies.

CZ-USA: Significant Discount on CZ-USA centerfire, rimfire and shotguns.

Henry Repeating Arms Co.: IHEA instructors can purchase basic model lever guns and bolt-action guns for approximately 33% off normal retail. Instructor Price List.

Leupold: IHEA Instructors may purchase Leupold products for their instructional use at special pricing plus one optic a year for their own personal use at special pricing.

Ruger: Ruger offers certified Hunter Education Instructors specific product discounts on purchasing Ruger firearms.

Savage Arms: Special discounted pricing to enable certified Instructors to purchase a rifle.

Smith & Wesson: S&W offers a limited number of guns to instructors certified by the IHEA program. Guns are to be used for training activities only and are not intended for resale.

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October 20th, 2010

IHEA Now Offers Online Classes for Hunter Ed Instructors

The International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) has launched a new web-based training program for Hunter Education Instructors. The IHEA-approved online curriculum, developed in partnership with Remington Outdoor Foundation, features lessons designed to enhance teaching skills using animation, photos, video and narration offering expert advice.

IHEA online  curriculumThe more than 70,000+ volunteer instructors in North America “are the backbone of the Hunter Education Program,” said Jim Moore, president of Remington Outdoor Foundation. “The Foundation’s funding and technical support combined with the IHEA’s curriculum allowed us to create an online program that helps instructors renew their certification and encourages prospective mentors to help make hunting even safer and more enjoyable.”

To take the course as an individual and help uphold the future of hunting, visit www.IHEAtraining.com. This 90-minute, multi-media training program is available for $25/person. For an additional $5 you also can receive a discounted one-year membership to IHEA and help support safe and responsible hunting. This is a one-time offer for new members only.

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