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Hunter Education Volunteer Receives Instructor of the Year Award

Vista Outdoor brand Federal Premium announced Rick Cerwick of Des Moines, Iowa, as the recipient of the 2015 International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA) Volunteer Instructor of the Year Award during the 2016 IHEA Annual Conference.

Cerwick was recognized for his career achievements and contributions to hunter education among 250 of his hunter education peers at the 2016 IHEA-USA Annual Conference. He is an IHEA-USA life member who has certified over 5,000 students across 75 courses in his tenure as an IHEA-USA instructor.

“Without the contributions, knowledge and commitment of individuals like Rick, the traditions of our hunting heritage are at risk of being lost,” said Jon Zinnel from Federal Premium’s Education Outreach department. “It’s because of people like Rick we are able to enjoy our passions for hunting safely and responsibly.”

Federal Premium has sponsored the IHEA-USA for more than a decade. News release

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 Rick Cerwick of Iowa (right) with the 2015 IHEA Instructor of the Year Award (art print).