Instructor Information

Become a Volunteer Instructor

Hunter Education classroom scene

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, Crossbow Education, and Muzzleloader Education certification courses across the state. It is a volunteer position that provides many rewards. HIT Program 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 document below for details and application materials to become a HIT Program Volunteer Instructor or contact the HIT Program Administrative Office at (907) 267-2187.

New Volunteer Instructor Training Courses

Hunter Education

  • Anchorage — October 26 & 27, Friday from 6:00pm–9:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am–5:00pm
  • Fairbanks — October 20 & 21, Saturday from 6:00pm–9:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm

Bowhunter Education

  • Fairbanks — October 6 & 7, Saturday from 6:00pm–9:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Anchorage — October 12 & 13, Friday from 6:00pm–9:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am–5:00pm

Muzzleloader Education

  • TBD 2019

Crossbow Education

  • TBD 2019

Submit your application information and contact your area's HIT Program staff to sign up for these trainings. Southcentral: Kirk Lingofelt 267-2373. Northern: Bob Hunter 459-7375. Southeast: Stephen Sowell 465-4345

Active Volunteer Instructors

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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

2017 Volunteer Instructors of the Year

  • Ed Bosco, Anchorage
    Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
  • Jonathan Lanier, Eielson AFB
    HIT Program Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • Bob Marshall, Palmer
    Muzzleloader Education Instructor of the Year

2018–2019 Annual Volunteer Instructor Meetings

  • Sunday, November 4th from 6pm–9pm at the Fairbanks Indoor Range
  • Wednesday, November 7th from 6pm–9pm at the Snowshoe Gun Club (Soldotna)
  • Thursday, November 8th from 6pm–9pm at the Juneau Indoor Range
  • Tuesday, December 4th from 6pm–9pm at the Rabbit Creek Shooting Park (Anchorage)
  • Thursday, December 6th from 6pm–9pm at the Mat-Valley Indoor Range (Palmer)
  • Tuesday, February 19th (2019) in Petersburg
  • Wednesday, February 20th (2019) in Wrangell
  • Wednesday, March 13th (2019) in Ketchikan
  • Thursday, March 14th (2019) in Craig
  • Wednesday, March 20th (2019) in Sitka