Thank a Hunter or Bowhunter Education Instructor 
By angelamontana

Posted: September 30, 2019

This fall, like every autumn, thousands of first-time hunters will safely hit the Montana landscape, all because someone volunteered the time to teach them properly.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ hunter education program annually graduates about 7,600 students, who are taught by close to 1,300 volunteer instructors. That’s right – volunteer.

For bowhunter education, which is required for all first-time bowhunters, about 350 volunteer instructors teach 2,100 students annually.

In FWP Region 4, north central Montana, nearly 300 volunteers certify about 1,000 hunter and bowhunter students each year.

To become a volunteer instructor and ensure the future of hunting contact any local FWP office or visit the FWP website: http://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/instructors/

FWP annually recognizes instructors based on years of service. Earlier this year FWP Region 4 honored the following volunteers:

 

5 YEARS BOWHUNTER EDUCATION

  • Laura Buck Choteau

 

5 YEARS HUNTER EDUCATION

  • Laura Buck Choteau
  • Zane Somerfeld Power

 

10 YEARS BOWHUNTER EDUCATION

  • Mel Mikkola Great Falls/Billings

 

10 YEARS HUNTER EDUCATION

  • Eugene Couch Lewistown
  • Cody Houston Ulm
  • Dillon Miller Lewistown
  • Michael Miller Hilger
  • Amy Motschenbacher Great Falls
  • Russ Motschenbacher Great Falls

 

15 YEARS BOWHUNTER EDUCATION

  • John Buck Choteau

 

15 YEARS HUNTER EDUCATION

  • John Buck Choteau
  • Greg Econom Denton
  • Brandon Gould Ulm
  • Aimee Hachigian-Gould Ulm
  • Ken Hanson Great Falls
  • Stan Huhtala Chester
  • Dave Phillips Great Falls
  • Tony Sinclair Browning
  • Deb Solum Rudyard
  • Bomont Somerfeld Power

 

20 YEARS HUNTER EDUCATION

  • William Creamer IV Moore
  • Ryan Rauscher Conrad
  • Brad Romanchuk Great Falls
  • Colleen Romanchuk Great Falls
  • Dean Schuler Carter
  • Ralph Widhalm Valier

 

25 YEARS BOWHUNTER EDUCATION

  • Glenn Martin Jr. Great Falls

 

25 YEARS HUNTER EDUCATION

  • Clancy Sivertsen Belt

 

30 YEARS HUNTER EDUCATION

  • Neal Johnson Great Falls
  • Bruce Luhrsen Lewistown
  • Mary Meserve Winnett
  • Michael Sherrard Shelby
  • Dave Somerfeld Power

 

40 YEARS HUNTER EDUCATION

  • Daniel Maney Great Falls
  • Wilbert Hap Zahn Roy

 

45 YEARS HUNTER EDUCATOIN

  • Drew Uecker Great Falls

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