Hunter-ed.com Supports California Hunter Education Instructor Conferences

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's hunter education program received a donation of five CVA muzzleloaders from the company that produces the official hunter safety course at http://www.hunter-ed.com.

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“Hunter-ed.com recognizes that volunteer instructors share our same passion for safety education, and donating these muzzleloaders is our way of thanking them for their service.”

Hunter-ed.com donated five CVA muzzleloaders to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife hunter education program. California’s volunteer hunter education instructors have a chance to win the muzzleloaders through a free drawing at each of the four district hunter education instructor training conferences and the statewide hunter education recruitment and retention program.

“Hunter-ed.com recognizes that volunteer instructors share our same passion for safety education, and donating these muzzleloaders is our way of thanking them for their service,” said Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., parent company of hunter-ed.com. “Hunter Ed and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have made a great team for developing and delivering hunter safety courses in the classroom since 2005 and online since 2011.”

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife hosts four district training sessions each year. At the sessions, instructors are updated on current policies and best practices, while also learning new information about hunting and related news.

"California's volunteer hunter education instructors are an integral part of the hunting tradition and passing on the importance of responsible hunting," said Lieutenant James Kasper, North Coast hunter education coordinator for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. “We appreciate hunter-ed.com’s partnership and support of our volunteer instructors.”

Kasper reported that in the 2011/2012 fiscal year alone, California hunter education instructors taught 2,865 courses and 32,692 students. The result was a salary savings of $952,806 for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. California instructors have been educating for decades, and recently California approved the addition of an online option to meet the classroom requirement. Once students successfully complete the online course, instructors provide hands-on training during the required hunter education follow-up class.

Students can take California’s official online hunter safety course on a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, laptop or desktop. This mobile-friendly site automatically adjusts to fit any size screen, no app required. For more information, visit http://www.hunter-ed.com/california/.

About Kalkomey
Kalkomey, parent company of hunter-ed.com, is the official provider of recreational safety education materials for all 50 states. Our print and Internet courses have been providing official safety certification since 1995. We provide safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle (ORV) and snowmobile operation. For more information, visit http://www.kalkomey.com/.

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