Hunter Education Instructor Advisory Committee

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting letters of interest to serve on the Hunter Education Instructor Advisory Committee (IAC). The IAC represents WDFW’s over 1,000 volunteer hunter education instructors statewide and advises WDFW on issues and opportunities affecting the Hunter Education Program and instructors. Letters of interest will be accepted through June 15.

Five volunteer positions are opening on the 15-member group. The five appointed members will serve three-year terms. All appointees must retain their certification throughout their term. The new appointees will start on Aug. 1, 2021.

Letters of interest must include contact information (phone number, email address, mailing address, county of residence) and answers to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to be a member of the IAC?
  2. What qualifies you to be a member?
  3. How can you help the committee achieve its goals?

Send letters to Kris Thorson via email (Kristopher.thorson@dfw.wa.gov) or by mail: WDFW Wildlife Program, Hunter Education, Attn: Kris Thorson, PO Box 43141, Olympia, WA 98504-3200.

The IAC typically meets four times per year. The IAC meets in Ellensburg for in-person meetings. Members can receive mileage reimbursement to attend in-person meetings. Lunch is provided at in-person meetings. Members can expect to donate at least 50 hours of their time annually in excess of normal instructing.

The Instructor Advisory Committee (IAC) represents all certified Hunter Education Instructors statewide and advises the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (department) on issues and opportunities affecting instructors, instructor applicants, students, and the Hunter Education Division.

Mission statement

The mission of the IAC is to help promote our hunting heritage by teaching safe, legal, and ethical hunting practices, and by working with the WDFW Hunter Education Division to address issues and opportunities related to the hunter education program.

Meeting calendar

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Skype Call with physical meetings at Region 1 office Ellensburg field office as well as the Natural Resources Building in OIympia.

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Ellensburg

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