Montana Hunter and Bowhunter Education Instructors Honored

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

MALTA, Mont. --(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) will honor the service of its west-central Montana Hunter and Bowhunter Education volunteer instructors at a workshop and awards luncheon at Lolo Creek Steakhouse on Saturday, Feb. 22.

These volunteers help shape the future of hunting in Montana by providing prospective hunters with training in safety, ethics, conservation, and the handling of firearms and archery equipment. In west-central Montana alone, approximately 150 volunteers instruct nearly 2,000 students each year.

Instructors with 20 years or more of service include: John Benda of Superior (20), Neil Maier of Frenchtown (20), Robert Culp of Frenchtown (30), Gordon Pierson of Deer Lodge (30), Ed Zuleger of Clinton (30), and Verne Shreve of Florence (35).

A complete list of all service awards, given in five-year increments are as follows:

5-year Hunter Education:

Patrick Ahlin, Stevensville
David Allen, Missoula
Linda Allen, Missoula

Marcus Bahm, Missoula

Brian Haines, Deer Lodge

Scott Groenier, Missoula

Danny Johnston, Darby

Norman Singley, Missoula

Jessica Stevens, Stevensville

Roger Vaneps, Missoula

Broln Zimmerman, Bonner


5-year Bowhunter Education:

David Allen, Missoula

Jay Roberson, Lincoln

Chris Toynbee, Darby

Toby Walrath, Corvallis

Brandon Williams, Missoula

10-year Hunter Education:

Perry Beilke, Florence

Dan Redli, Missoula

Kyle Skibsted, Missoula

Clyde Quigley, Elliston

 

10-year Bowhunter Education:

Ken Brownell, Huson

Jeff Hill, Missoula

Michael Hill, Missoula

Lindsay McKay, Frenchtown

 

15-year, Hunter Education:

Donald Cole, Darby

Arthur Collins, Drummond

Brice Hoerner, Missoula

Michael Krueger, Missoula

Bajin Smith, St. Regis

James Waliser, Hamilton

 

20-year Hunter Education:

Patricia Culver, Missoula

20-year Bowhunter Education:

John Benda, Superior

Neil Maier, Frenchtown

 

30-year Hunter Education:

Robert Culp, Frenchtown

Gordon Pierson, Deer Lodge

Ed Zuleger, Clinton

 

35-year Hunter Education:

Verne Shreve, Florence

For information on becoming a Hunter or Bowhunter Education instructor, call Vivaca Crowser in the FWP Region 2 FWP Office at (406) 542-5518 or email vcrowser@mt.gov.

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