Winchester Ammunition Recognizes Jan Morris As The International Hunter Education's 2002 Volunteer Instructor Of The Year

Morris has shown unselfish dedication to the shooting and hunting sports.

(Left to right) Terry Erwin, Texas Hunter Education Coordinator, Jan Morris, Recipient of the Award and Rick Flint, Missouri Hunter Education Coordinator.

Winchester Ammunition has chosen Mr. Jan G. Morris of Imperial, Missouri as the International Hunter Education Association's 2002 Volunteer Instructor Of The Year.

Jan began teaching Hunter Education of the National Rifle Association in 1971 and has worked tirelessly since then to promote safe hunting skills. Last year alone, Jan logged over 14,000 miles and 2,500+ hours, along with considerable out of pocket expenses working for hunter education. He was the Chief Instructor for three hunter education classes and two bowhunter classes, and also assisted with other training for a total of 19 classes in 2002. He recruited nine new instructors and personally mentored three of them.

Jan has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Missouri Hunter Education Instructor's Association since 1992 and is currently their Executive Officer. He is also the State Coordinator for the NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC).

Jan has been recognized by the Missouri Department of Conservation for his writing ability. He helped write the new Bowhunter Education Student and Instructor Manual along with revising the Student Hunter Education Manual. He has also written several teaching 101 articles for the IHEA Journal.

Winchester's Hunter Education Association Volunteer Instructor of the Year Program began in the late 1980's. Since most states require Hunter Education certification before they will license younger hunters, volunteers have been called upon to conduct Hunter Education courses. Seeing the crucial need for instructors that play a major role in the future of hunting and shooting sports, Winchester developed this program to recognize and say "Thank You" to volunteers who do so much for the sport.

Each year, nominations are received for anyone who has significantly advanced the cause of safe hunting on a voluntary basis through extraordinary service in training or education. Criteria are based on the activities, experience, affiliations, and overall contributions to hunter education. Most nominees have years of outstanding experience, and are truly the cream of the crop.

Winchester is proud to present Jan Morris with the Hunter Education Instructor of the Year Award. He has shown unselfish dedication to the shooting and hunting sports.

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