Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association, 2020 scholarship opportunities are open now

www.WHEIA.com –  Feb 2020 Newsletter

Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association
(WHEIA) is pleased to announce:

  • 2020 scholarship opportunities are open now!
    (The deadline for applications is: 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020)
  • April 18, 2020 – Conference & Re-Certification Training



There will be no cost for instructors, junior instructors and apprentice instructors to attend this Conference/DNR approved Training.

Travel and/or lodging if you wish to stay overnight is your responsibility.

Conference Sign Up Deadline is April 2

Scholarship Program

The Association is pleased to announce the continuation of a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to Wisconsin high school graduates and high school students graduating in 2020 who will be pursuing a degree in the areas of Fisheries & Wildlife conservation.  The scholarship is also available to college students already enrolled in a Fisheries & Wildlife field of study.

Applicants must be able to provide information on their scholastic achievements, leadership abilities, and dedication to wildlife conservation. Three scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 each. You may obtain the scholarship application by clicking on “Application” under Scholarship for instructions or the “Scholarship Application” button below.

The deadline for applications is: 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Conference & Training Location:

Holiday Inn & Suites
1000 Imperial Ave, Rothschild, WI 54474
(715) 355-1111


Email Gary Dieck at gdieck@centurytel.net
April 17, 2019 – Board of Directors meeting
April 18 – Business meeting
(following the conference)
All instructors invited to attend meetings.

How to sign up?

Click the link below to register.

Signup deadline is April 2.

Looking to improve your classroom knowledge and teaching techniques?  The Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association (WHEIA) in partnership with the WDNR will hold its annual conference on April 18th in Rothschild this year.

“Tips and Tricks” will provide you with invaluable information that you can use right away in dealing with challenges in the classroom.  Effective lesson plan use will also be demonstrated using the EDOC method of instruction.

Please consider attending as it will be well worth your time.


John Plenke – WHEIA President

First Session

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Challenges in the Classroom


Second Session

Approved Techniques for teaching “Hands On” lessons


Sponsors of Junior Instructors

Please invite your Junior Instructors.
We need their voice!


Want to communicate with other WHEIA Instructors around the state?

Sign up to be a part of the WHEIA Google group.

You can email to this group to communicate with all instructors around the state who have also signed up!

Your Help is Needed:

Have you thought about sharing some time by volunteering with the hunter safety education program?  An hour or two per week will help tremendously!


WHEIA has a variety of volunteer opportunities. What would you like to help with? We need help with marketing, outreach, help with business sponsors, funding,  social media, and much more!

Contact us if you would like to volunteer.