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Federal Presents Volunteer Instructor of the Year Award

What does two decades of volunteering to instruct Hunter Education courses, becoming a Master International Bowhunter Education Program Instructor and helping your state develop numerous safety and hunting programs get you?

It gives you the chance to make significant contributions to Hunter Education and advance the cause of safe hunting.

It gives you a sense of pride.

And, if you keep at it long enough, like Michael Norkus of Virginia, it leads to awards won for your service.

Federal Ammunition announced Michael Norkus of Virginia as its 2018 International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA) Volunteer Instructor of the Year. Norkus has been a certified Hunter Education instructor for more than two decades and is a Master International Bowhunter Education Program Instructor. He goes beyond normal hunter education courses and has helped the state of Virginia develop other critical safety and hunting programs.

Jon Zinnel, Government and Industry Relations of Federal, presented Norkus with the award during the IHEA Awards banquet in Orange Beach, Alabama in May.

“The passion that Mike has for teaching the next generation is contagious and shows through in his extensive volunteer efforts.” said Zinnel. “Mike is dedicated to making sure every hunter is safe and has the knowledge they need to enjoy their next outing. He continues to host more courses and inspire instructors across the country.”

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