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To All OHEIA Members, Hunter Education Instructors, and Website Visitors:
ODFW staff and our Hunter Education instructors deserve a pat on the back, as Oregon continues to be one of the safest regions in the nation for our hunting public.  A great job by all.


The OHEIA Board strongly encourages our members to explore and take advantage of the Grants section on this site.  ODFW supports Hunter Education to the greatest degree possible, but there are facility and equipment needs for classes that are outside of their realm and beyond typical class funding abilities.  Portable benches, clay bird launchers, video equipment, or permanent facility developments serving numerous classes are potential examples.  Nothing ventured is nothing gained.

Dave Ganskopp, President OHEIA   




June 2015

January-March 2016

How many of you have heard the term: "Free Money?" Too good to be true, right? Not so fast. In this case it is both good and true. Need teaching aids for your class? Need supplies for your class? Need partial funding for a large project? As an OHEIA member you are entitled to grant money.
All you need to do is go to OHEIA.ORG, download the grant form, fill it out, and send it to Jeanne Littleton. Her address is on the form. Your request will then be taken into consideration at the next OHEIA board meeting. That meeting date can also be found at http://oheia.org/calendar.html
Don't pass up this opportunity. The form is easy to fill out and as a member and the cost of a stamp your needs could be easily met. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.


By Diana Ackerman, OHEIA Treasurer,
(541) 480-5377  oheiatreasurer@yahoo.com
OHEIA  •  P.O. Box 263  •  Prineville, OR 97754

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:   Did you renew your OHEIA membership?  Our annual membership remains at $10, and our Lifetime Membership at $100.  These dues are used through our grant program to help Instructors with financial assistance for their Hunter Education classes.  All instructors are eligible for these funds. 

Please go to our website at www.oheia.org  and download a membership form available under the Information tab, or use the one I’ve attached to remit your dues.  Remit to the new address listed above.

On the website you will also find a grant application form with rules and guidelines on procedures to apply for a grant.  Plan to take advantage of OHEIA’s assistance in your efforts to continue the success of your hunter education program.

If there are any questions or concerns with your membership, please feel free to contact me at my email address.  I realize some of you are life members and others have already paid your dues, but I wanted to contact you just the same.  Again, thank you for your support and involvement in our Association.


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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Oregon Hunter Education Association (OHEIA) is to continually strive to improve the teaching of safe, ethical, and responsible hunting through the Hunter Education Program.


    Assist Hunter Education instructors to obtain training, teaching aids, and equipment for Hunter Education courses, presentations, and related activities.

    Provide funding and/or equipment for improvements at shooting ranges or facilities that will assist Hunter Education instructors to provide more effective courses.

    Provide a forum to discuss Hunter Education program policies and issues.

    Advocate for and support a Hunter Education program that continues Oregon's safe hunting traditions. When necessary, express the membership's views to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) or media as appropriate.

    Work with other organizations, businesses, and individuals to help fund projects and activities that enhance Hunter Education programs in Oregon.

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    For information about purchasing your 2015 hunting licenses, visit ODFW’s licenses and regulations page.

    Instructors: For students and parents inquiring about available classes - send them to https://or.outdoorcentral.us/or/License/Classes

    Hunter Education Instructor ODFW catalog - http://www.dfw.state.or.us/education/hunter/instructors/catalog.asp

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