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, 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 document 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

The 2018 Instructor Training dates will be available in mid-December. Please contact HIT staff for questions regarding the instructor training dates.

Submit your application information and contact your area’s HIT staff to sign up for these trainings. Southcentral: Kirk Lingofelt 267-2373. Northern: Bob Hunter 459-7375. Southeast: Jeff Jemison 586-4101.

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

2016 Volunteer Instructors of the Year

  • Rick Sterling, Fairbanks
    Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
  • Bill Tyra, Anchorage
    Bowhunter Education Instructor of the Year
  • Bill Sobolesky, Anchorage
    Muzzleloader Education Instructor of the Year
  • John Crye, Kodiak
    Rural Instructor of the Year
  • Dennis Degnan, Fairbanks
    HIT Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • Carl Edmiston, Anchorage
    Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Steve Latz, Kenai
    Lifetime Achievement Award

Annual Volunteer Instructor Planning Meetings

  • Sunday, November 5th at the Fairbanks Indoor Range
  • Wednesday, November 8th at the Snowshoe Gun Club (Soldotna)
  • Thursday, November 9th at the Juneau Indoor Range (Juneau)
  • Tuesday, December 5th at the Rabbit Creek Shooting Park (Anchorage)
  • Thursday, December 7th at the Mat-Valley Range (Palmer)