The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has honored more than 20 volunteer hunter education instructors who have provided training of novice hunters for at least 20 years.
“Their effort is vital to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the state’s hunting community,” said Mike Streeter, Nebraska hunter education coordinator. “Due to their efforts, hunting is one of the safest participation sports an individual can become involved in, based on injury rate per 1,000 participants.”
The following instructors, with years of service, are being recognized in June and July, and each will receive a certificate and gift from an area conservation officer:
22 Years – Dale G. DeLamotte, Doniphan; Gary E. Howey, Hartington.
21 Years – Robert L. Brammeier, Sterling; Jill L. Dahl, Grand Island; John J. Eskins Jr., Wynot; Joseph R. Kovarik, Grand Island; Richard M. Higgins, Hartington.
20 Years – Robert B. Barton, Alexandria; Gary L. Dedrickson, Clay Center; Russ Fangmeyer, Deshler; Larry G. Guy, Beaver City; Mark Hagedorn, West Point; Kenneth Hager, DeWitt; Ted M. Hillman, Lynch; Doug McCloud, Bridgeport; William Miller, Oakdale; Max Nickel, DeWitt; Lonny Polacek, Kearney; Henry W. Prokup, Crete; Duane Risinger, Orchard; Larry L. Teahon, Chadron; David E. Thome, Hastings.