Thursday, June 13, 2019

Federal’s Presented IHEA Volunteer Instructor of the Year Award

ANOKA, MN Federal Ammunition announced Michael Norkus of Virginia, as the recipient of the 2018International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA) Volunteer Instructor of the Year Award during the 2018 IHEA Annual Conference.

Norkus has been a certified Hunter Education instructor for more than two decades and is a Master International Bowhunter Education Program Instructor. He goes above and beyond normal hunter education courses and has helped the state of Virginia develop other critical safety programs and programs to increase hunting knowledge. Norkus also enjoys hosting other events, partnering with conservation organizations such as the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Boy Scouts.

The respected award was presented to Norkus during the IHEA Awards banquet. The 2019 IHEA-USA Annual Conference, was hosted in Orange Beach, Alabama in early May.

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

“The passion that Mike has for teaching the next generation is contagious and shows through in his extensive volunteer efforts.” said Jon Zinnel from Federal’s Industry and Government Relations Team. “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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Press Release Contact: JJ Reich

Senior Communications Manager - Firearms and Ammunition