Wildlife officials seeking trainers
WOODBURY — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education, Trapping Education or Bowhunter Education courses in Vermont.
The course will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and will go through the afternoon of Saturday, July 19. It will be held at Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Green Mountain Conservation Camp at Buck Lake in Woodbury.
Participants may stay at the camp overnight in the cabins, but must bring personal camping supplies, including a sleeping bag and other bedding materials. Participants are also permitted to pitch a tent on site. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday.
The course will cover policies and procedures, field experience, and teaching methods to give instructors the tools to teach future Vermont hunters how to have a safe and enjoyable experience. After attending the instructor training course, all applicants are required to shadow a chief instructor before they can teach on their own.
“Vermont has an extremely strong hunter safety record as a result of our knowledgeable and capable hunter education instructors,” said Chris Saunders, hunter education coordinator for Vermont. “The skills and ethics that our instructors impart to their students will serve them for a lifetime.”
Participants who successfully pass the final written exam will receive assignments for shadowing with a Chief Instructor. Upon completion, they will then receive their full state of Vermont Hunter Education Instructor certification.
Those planning to attend should RSVP by email to Nicole Corrao at [email protected] or call 802-318-1347 before July 14.
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