- Updated: 24 July 2011
- Published: 24 July 2011
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In the spring issue FLIGHT, I reported that SGT
I’m very pleased to report that this initiative is moving forward! This Sept. the first IBEP Instructor Class was held at the Holiday Lake Education Center (near Appomattox, VA), with new IBEP instructors from various areas around the state (Virginia Beach, Stafford, Woodbridge, Bastian, Fredericksburg, Meadowstown, Aylett, Clearbrook, Indian Valley, Wirtz, Saltville, Oakwood, Stuarts Draft, Powhatan, to name a few) being trained and certified. These instructors are the first of many more, as the VDGIF continues to expand this program over the next several years.
So where should you go if you want to see if an IBEP class can be scheduled in your area? Sgt. Dodson indicated that archers should contact the appropriate regional hunter education coordinators if they need a class. A list of regional offices and contact numbers can be found on the internet at: www.dgif.virginia.gov/about/offices.asp. The regional coordinators have a list of instructors to call on and can assist you in getting in contact with an IBEP instructor. There have already been a few classes scheduled and conducted. As more become available, they can be found at the VDGIF web site (look for IBEP course): http://my.register-ed.com/panel/statelanding/VA?