Instructor training course offered for hunter education

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife is conducting a Hunter Education Instructor Training March 23 at the Fish & Wildlife office in Essex Junction. Photo by Jason Morin.

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach hunter education courses in Vermont.

The training will take place Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife office, 111 West St., Essex Junction, Vt.

Policies and procedures, field techniques, and teaching methods will be covered to give instructors the tools to teach future hunters how to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Applicants are required to pass a background check with a Vermont State Game Warden and apprentice-teach with a chief instructor before they will receive their full state of Vermont Hunter Education Instructor certification. “Our hunter education instructors are all volunteers, donating their time to pass on a cherished Vermont tradition,” said Pellegrini. “The hours our instructors put in will leverage federal dollars that enable the Hunter Education Program to function.”

Those planning to attend should sign up online at www.tinyurl.com/InstructorTraining2019 or call 802-828-1193 prior to the course date. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please call the office staff at 802-828-1193 (voice) or 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

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