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Become a Volunteer Instructor

A hunter kneeling next to a bison he brought down Do you enjoy mentoring children and others in firearms safety? If so, the HIT Program is looking for interested men, women, and apprentices (ages 14–17) to become Volunteer Instructors. Instructors teach Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education, and Muzzleloader Education certification courses across the state. It is a volunteer position that provides many rewards. HIT volunteer instructors assist in developing safe Alaskan hunters, improving hunter ethics and responsibility, and passing on a valuable tradition to thousands of new outdoor enthusiasts.

See the documents below for details and application materials to become a HIT Program Volunteer Instructor or contact the HIT Administrative Office at (907) 267-2187.

New Volunteer Instructor Training Courses

Hunter Education Instructor Training:

  • Anchorage:
    February 19th & 20th, Friday from 6pm-9pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm
    October 21st & 22nd, Friday from 6pm-9pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm
  • Fairbanks:
    January 15th & 16th, Friday from 6pm-9:30pm and Saturday from 9am-6pm

Bow Hunter Education Instructor Training:

  • Anchorage:
    April 15th & 16th, Friday from 6pm-9pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm
    October 14th & 15th, Friday from 6pm-9pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm

Muzzleloader Education Instructor Training:

  • Anchorage:
    March 11th & 12th, Friday from 6pm-9pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm

Submit your application information and contact your area’s HIT staff to sign up for these trainings. Fairbanks: Bob Hunter 459-7375. Anchorage/Matsu/Kenai: Lee Rogers 267-2373. Juneau/Southeast: Jeff Jemison 586-4101.

Hunters loading their boat

Active Volunteer Instructors

Current instructors: Please check this section for all the new information and news that you may need in order to stay current with changes within the HIT Program.

Click here to log in to the instructor page with all the forms needed for teaching.

HIT Program Newsletters

2014 Volunteer Instructors of the Year

  • Steve Lanford, Fairbanks
    Basic Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
  • Lyle Shelnut, Fairbanks
    2014 HIT Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • Judy Johnson, North Pole
    Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Jim Low, Fairbanks
    Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Fred Moore, Seward
    Rural Instructor of the Year
  • Kateri Houser, Palmer
    Apprentice Instructor of the Year

Download the current Volunteer Instructor of the Year nomination form (PDF 50 kB).

Annual Volunteer Instructor Planning Meetings

  • Anchorage
    Tuesday, December 8th from 6–9pm at Rabbit Creek Shooting Park
  • Juneau
    Wednesday, November 4th from 6–9pm at Juneau Hunter Education Facility and Indoor Shooting Range
  • Kenai
    Wednesday, December 9th from 6–9pm at Snowshoe Gun Club
  • Mat-Su Valley
    Thursday, December 10th from 6–9pm at Mat-Valley Range