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Hunter/Bowhunter Instructors Honored At Kalispell Workshop
Monday, February 27, 2006
Headlines - Region 1
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REGION ONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2006

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HUNTER/BOWHUNTER INSTRUCTORS HONORED AT KALISPELL WORKSHOP 

Hunter/Bowhunter Education Instructors were honored at the annual meeting for northwest Montana instructors Saturday at Flathead Valley Community College.  A total of 88 instructors were in attendance, representing a combined teaching experience of about 1,000 years.   

Hunter Education Lead Instructor Phil Crismore of Plains received his 35 year service award.  In addition, 36 other instructors received service awards ranging from 5-25 years (see attached list by county).  All 14 assistant/junior instructors who attended received recognition and gift certificates.  This was a great turnout for these 14-17 year-old instructors.  

Bowhunter Education Instructors Dave Yeats of Columbia Falls and Roger Allick of Kalispell both won special awards presented by Region One wardens Frank Bowen, Brian Sommers, Lee Anderson, and Perry Brown.  Yeats and Allick were singled out for their quality of teaching and organizational skills in the Bowhunter Education Program. 

Chuck Williams of Kalispell won a special award for his promotion of youth hunting over the past 25 years.  Williams buys “Take your child hunting, rather than hunting for your child” ads in newspapers during each hunting season.  

There are a total of 209 Hunter Education Instructors and 67 Bowhunter Education Instructors in northwest Montana.  These instructors, who serve as volunteers for FWP, certify over 2,000 students each year.

REGION 1 HUNTER/BOWHUNTER EDCUATION AWARDS BY COUNTY

2006

5 YEAR BOWHUNTER

WAYNE CRISMORE                          SANDERS

NEIL TEXTOR                                      LINCOLN

STEVE BETLACH                             LINCOLN

RONALD LAUGHLIN                     FLATHEAD

TIM GEIS                                           FLATHEAD

ANDY LARSSON                                LAKE

 

5 YEAR HUNTER ED

ROBERT DEVITT                                FLATHEAD

MARC LONG                                       FLATHEAD

ROBERT PARO                                    SANDERS

DANIEL LILJA                                     SANDERS

GERALD HURST                  FLATHEAD

RAYMOND GARTH III                             FLATHEAD

CHARLES MARTIN                               FLATHEAD

CHARLIE STAFFORD                          FLATHEAD

RYAN REID                                          FLATHEAD

JOAH WHITE                                      FLATHEAD

GLEN MATHERS                                SANDERS

TIMBER STEVENS                              FLATHEAD

 

10 YEAR BOWHUNTER

JAMES VASHRO                                FLATHEAD

ROBERT WINDAUER                         FLATHEAD

DARRELL TESSIER                                SANDERS

 

10 YEAR HUNTER ED

LISA BROWN                                      SANDERS

JAMES WILLMAN                           LINCOLN

LEE RESSLER                                       LINCOLN

KEITH BARROWS                           LAKE

ROCKY SANTORNO                         LAKE

DON BOTHWELL                         FLATHEAD

JEFF MOSER                                        FLATHEAD

 

15 YEAR HUNTER ED

SEAN CORRIGAN                           FLATHEAD

GARY MOCKO                                    LINCOLN

ANDY LARSSON                                LAKE

 

20 YEAR HUNTER ED

DAVID HELMRICK                           LINCOLN

 

25 YEAR HUNTER ED

RONALD HVIZDAK                             LINCOLN

DANIEL KELLY                   LINCOLN

RICKY BRABEC                  LINCOLN

 

35 YEAR HUNTER ED

PHIL CRISMORE                 SANDERS

  

 

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