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Vista Outdoor Presents IHEA Volunteer Instructor of the Year Award

Vista Outdoor brand Federal Premium Ammunition, announced Cathy Lynch of Kent, Washington, as the recipient of the 2016 International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA) Volunteer Instructor of the Year Award during its annual conference.

Lynch has been a certified Hunter Education instructor for over 10 years and in 2016 held 17 hunter education courses and certified 528 students. She covers a vast range in Washington state and enjoys hosting other events partnering with conservation organizations, NRA and the Boy Scouts.

“Without the contributions, knowledge and commitment of individuals like Cathy, the traditions of our hunting heritage are at risk of being lost,” said Jon Zinnel from Federal Premium’s Education Outreach department. “Cathy’s willingness to support her state activities, and the fact she always goes above and beyond anything she is called to do, makes her deserving of this award. She always keeps safety as her number one priority and ensures that each student in her course feels comfortable with the topics at hand.”

Federal Premium and Vista Outdoor sponsor this award as part of our commitment to safety and conservation.

For more on IHEA-USA and to learn how you can help support the future of hunting and hunter education, visit www.ihea.com.

Jon Zinnel, Education Specialist for Federal Premium Ammunition (left) presents Cathy Lynch of Washington (right) with the 2016 IHEA Instructor of the Year Award (art print).