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April 23rd, 2016

 Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

This conference is open to all Instructors, Active, Retired, Apprentice, Junior, their families; Department of Natural Resources Staff; and Supporters of Hunter Education. Attendees will receive continuing education credit and a 50th Year Hunter Education patch. Open links below to agenda and registration form.

        Open Letter to All Hunter Education Instructors

        Conference Invitation Letter to All WHEIA Members 

         2016 Hunter Education Conference Booklet     UPDATED!!!


At the 2013 Annual Meeting the Association approved changes to our Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws at the annual meeting.  Since then we have updated our Policy and Procedures manual.  

On the agenda at the 2016 Annual Meeting are the following proposed changes....   

UPDATED Proposed Changes to WHEIA Bylaws

Proposed changes carried by the members of the Association.

Blaze Pink & Other Info (GoWild)

In January, Governor Scott Walker signed Act 131 which authorized bright or fluorescent pink as an alternative color to blaze orange as the required color of 50% of hunting outerwear above the waist, including head cover, during a gun deer season.

Here is a little more information in case someone asks you about it.

The only exception to wearing blaze orange or fluorescent pick during the Deer Firearm Seasons, is for waterfowl hunters and small game hunters that are pursuing small game such as raccoon and coyotes… during the hours of darkness.

Hunters can mix bright orange and pink – as long as it still meets the 50% requirement of either or both.

Hunters can also wear camo pink in the same manner provided to wear camo orange, as long as at least 50% of the outer clothing above the waist is fluorescent pink or blaze orange.

This change only impacts the color of clothing and does not change the blaze orange requirement for ground blinds on state land. The only valid color for the 144 square inches remains as blaze orange.

Finally, we understand that these and other changes will draw many questions from your students and people from within your community; please do your best to reassure them safety is priority number 1 as usual. Also as you have probably already guessed changes still have to be made to existing lesson plans and exams reflecting the elimination of back tags and changes to the manner and material used in tagging deer.

The launch of the “Go Wild” system has been taking up a lot of time and is causing a delay in some of these updates. We thank you for your patience and continued support as we go through the pitfalls of bringing this new system online. If you have any questions, please contact one of the RSWs for assistance.

Excerpt posted by jgl 4-8-2016

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2015 Instructor and Instructor Group Nominations

The Wisconsin DNR and WHEIA annually seek out to recognize a specific instructor or instructor group for their outstanding effort during the previous year. This person or group can be nominated by their peers, their Recreational Safety Warden (RSW), or the Hunter Education Administrator.

Nominations are in and the winner is:

For Instructor of the Year. Mr. Ray Anderson

For Instructor Group of the Year: The MASH/NBSC Group.

NEW >>> WHEIA and the Wisconsin DNR wish to cordially recognize and thank the Savage Arms Inc. for donating a Savage Model 11 Trophy Hunter to be awarded to the Hunter Education Instructor of the Year.   

Click on the Instructor Recognition Tab for more information on awards and nominations.


The Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association would like to announce the Award of the 2016 Associate Membership Award to: Whitetails Unlimited, Mr. Jeffrey Schinkten President.


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