Local Hunter & Bowhunter Instructors Honored Today
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will honor the service of its Region 3 Hunter and Bowhunter Education volunteer instructors at workshops held in Butte and Bozeman this weekend.
These volunteers help shape the future of hunting in Montana by providing would-be hunters with training in safety, ethics, conservation, and the handling of firearms and archery equipment.
In Region 3 alone, these volunteers instruct about 1,000 students each year. It’s a big responsibility, and often requires a large time commitment.
Instructors with 25 years or more of service include: Mel Keininger of Butte (25), Doug Denson of Twin Bridges (30), Vinny Vacca of Bozeman (30), and John Steele of Manhattan (35).