About

The Indiana Hunter Education Association (IHEA) was established in 1992 as a non-for-profit organization designed to promote and support the Indiana Hunter Education Program of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division. To date, IHEA is very active in assisting the Division with many trainings, expositions, equipment purchases, programs, and more. Some of these include Indiana Becoming an Outdoor Woman, Indiana NASP, Indiana State Fair Education Booth, Treestand Safety Programs, Indiana 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshops, and more. IHEA’s motto for our belief that the tradition, history, and heritage of hunting is “An Indiana Tradition…Pass it on!”

Mission Statement

…to promote hunter education by providing a medium for the exchange of views and experience; by fostering individual, federal-state, and state cooperation and coordination in mutual problems; by promoting the reciprocal recognition of properly educated hunters between districts of the state of Indiana; by cultivating characteristics of honesty, self-discipline, self-reliance, mutual consideration, essentials of good sportsmanship and good citizenship; by promoting programs to prevent hunter accidents; by upholding the image of hunting both as a legitimate tool of wildlife management and as a recreational sport throughout the state of Indiana and to carry out the effective presentation and dissemination of these purposes.

Structure

The Indiana Hunter Education Association is governed by a Board of Directors representing the ten operating districts throughout the state of Indiana. Listed below are the current Board of Directors:

District Directors

      District 1
      Joe Scott & Kevin Lockwood

District 2
Doug Chapman & Robyn Groves

District 3
Bill Hinshaw & Barb Trenary

District 4
Robyn Woodruff & Roger Hosbook

District 5
Danny Burdine & Bob Phillips

District 6
Bill Jennings & Kevin Fowler

District 7
Jared L Beck & Tony Phillips

District 8
Drewey Phelps & Jay Hofmann

District 9
Curt Barringer

District 10
Ray Rausch & Tim Ferguson

Executive Board

      President Bill Jennings
      Vice President Roger Hosbrook
      Treasurer Robyn Woodruff
    Secretary Jared Beck

Ex-Officio Directors

      Ken Groves
      Jim Mahoney
      Robby Woodruff
      Andy Runyon
    Steve Dickover

Indiana Conservation Officer Directors

      North
      Jon Cook & Brenda Louthain

South:
Andy Hargety & Jim Hash

At-Large:
Tony Mann