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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.

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HIT Program News

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 34 kB).

Becoming a Hunter Education Instructor

A hunter kneeling next to a bison he brought down Do you love to hunt? Would you like to pass on the tradition to our younger generation? If so, Alaska's Hunter Information and Training Program is looking for interested men, women and young apprentice kids to become Volunteer Hunter Education Instructors. It is a volunteer position that provides many rewards. Together, Alaska's Hunter Education Instructors assist in developing safe Alaskan hunters, improving hunter ethics and responsibility, and passing on a valuable tradition to thousands of young new outdoorsmen.

See the documents below for details and application materials to become part of a valuable team, supporting responsible hunting and wildlife conservation in Alaska.

Or contact our Administrative Office of the Hunter Information & Training Program at:
(907) 267-2187 or 1-888-305-2536

Upcoming New Instructor Training Courses

Basic Hunter Education Instructor Training:

  • Anchorage:
    October 23 & 24, 2015. Friday 6pm – 9pm & Saturday 9am – 5pm (Occurs at same time as bow instructor training. Choose one or the other.)
  • Fairbanks:
    May 29 & 30, 2015. Friday 6 – 9pm & Saturday 9am – 5pm

Bow Hunter Education Instructor Training:

  • Anchorage:
    October 23 & 24, 2015. Friday 6pm – 9pm & Saturday 9am – 5pm (Occurs at same time as basic instructor training. Choose one or the other.)

Muzzleloader Education Instructor Training:

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: Frank Zmuda 586-4101.

Events, Opportunities, and Information

Annual Instructor Planning Meetings

  • Locations and Dates to be Announced

Alaska Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor Association

The Alaska Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor's Association exists to promote safe, ethical and knowledgeable hunting in Alaska. Its members are made up of instructors certified by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.