The heart of Montana’s Hunter and Bowhunter Education programs is the corps of dedicated volunteer instructors. They stand as examples of how each hunter should demonstrate ethics, behavior and responsibility to themselves, landowners, other hunters and the resource.
These instructors choose to honor Montana’s hunting heritage and “Pass it On” by sharing their skills, experiences and their love of hunting and Montana’s vast resources with those new to hunting and the outdoor adventure.
If you are interested in the future of hunting, in improving sportsmanship and safety in the field, or teaching an appreciation for the vast hunting resources in Montana, THEN WE NEED YOU to join us and “Pass it On!”
Certainly, no one signed up to be a volunteer for the pay, the evenings or weekends off, and never missing a family activity, or thought, “Hey, if I volunteer hundreds of hours for the next thirty years I will get a free gun.” We are here because of the passion we have for our safety and education programs, the commitment to Montana’s Hunting Heritage, and teaching generations of youth about Safety (gun), Responsibility, Respect, and Ethics.
For many, there is no greater reward than seeing a former student running toward them with a look of admiration while enthusiastically exclaiming their name then asking whether they remember them; only to be cutoff before answering by the excited story of the deer, elk, or antelope they got this year or last. Then there are those who have been around long enough that parents, and, in some cases, grandparents, approach and introduce their son, daughter, or grandchild and reminisce of when “you taught them hunter safety.”
|Years of Service||Award|
|10||Plaque & Engraved Knife|
|20||Plaque & Belt buckle|
|30||Plaque & $500 toward the purchase of a firearm.|
|40||Plaque & Coat|
|45||Plaque & Filson vest|
|50||Plaque, cap, name on regional Hall of Fame plaque & $500|
|55||Plaque & Shirt|
|60||Plaque & To be determined|