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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. Apprentices, Juniors, DNR Staff, and Supporters of the Hunter Education Program (Coming soon!!!)

        Conference Invitation Letter to All WHEIA Members 

        2016 Conference Agenda

         2016 Conference Registration Form

2016 Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo. Feb 12 - 14th

The 2016 Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo will be held Feb 12 - 14th at the Patriot Center, Rothschild.   For show and seminar information, click on the Upcoming Events link on the sidebar menu.

                              Press Release                          Seminars

2015 Instructor and Instructor Group Nominations DUE February 15th to HE Administrator.

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.

Click on the links below to download the nomination forms.   Completed nominations are are due to the Hunter Education Administrator by February 15th, 2016.  Please include supporting narratives.  These forms can also be found on the Instructor Corner pages on the DNR's website in both Word and PDF formats.

The winner and nominees will be recognized at the annual Statewide Hunter Education Conference banquet.

Hunter Education Instructor of the Year nomination form

Hunter Education Instructor Group of the Year nomination form

Congratulations to the 2014 Instructor Group of the Year, the Campbellsport Hunter Education Group lead by Rick Heisler and Joe Lacenski, 2014 Hunter Education Instructor of the Year.

Please click on the instructor recognition tab for the text of their award nomination.

2 - $2500 Student Scholarships, IHEA and Davidson's Gallery of Guns Essay Contest

Davidson's Gallery of Guns is once again generously sponsoring the Hunter Education Student Essay Contest in 2016 for high school juniors and seniors.  The deadline this year is April 1, 2016

Please see the attached contest rules and entry form.

Gallery of Guns Student Scholarship Rules and entry forms

(MS Word Format)  (PDF Format)  


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....   

Proposed 2016 Changes to WHEIA Bylaws in red.


Winner to be announced at the Annual Meeeting


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