Game And Fish Seeking Volunteer Hunt Instructors
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for volunteers to help teach youths around the state how to hunt. Instructors must be 18 or older.
Game and Fish hunter education coordinator, Jim Dawson, says the need for new volunteer instructors to teach hunter education is ever present and recruitment of new instructors to meet public demands is an ongoing task.
Dawson says demand for hunter education classes increases at the beginning of each year with a steady demand for classes in most Wyoming communities throughout the year.
In 2011, Wyoming’s more than 350 instructors conducted 215 classes and certified nearly 5,000 young hunters. Volunteers are not paid, but Dawson says many volunteers have expressed satisfaction in knowing they have helped enhance hunting traditions and values while promoting safe, responsible and ethical hunting practices.