MORS Crew Member Rewarded by FWP for 30 Years of Service as Hunters Ed Instructor
By angelamontana

Posted: February 20, 2014

bobculpMontana Outdoor Radio Show’s Bob Culp is pictured on the right buying a pistol with the $500 check that he was awarded by FWP for 30 years of service as a Hunters Education instructor.

Bill Brown of Bob Wards in Missoula sold Culp the pistol, and he is holding the check. “I have estimated that I have taught nearly 2400 kids in the 30 years”, said Culp He still plans on working with the hunters safety program.

Here is the full press release via Montana FWP:

Hunter and Bowhunter Education Instructors Honored

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