Here's what people are saying about us behind our back...
Wayne Carlton – Call Designer and Bow Hunter- “Keep it up AHEIA!”
Jim Dougherty – Legendary Bow Hunter- (June 12, 2002)- “Hunting and Conservation have always gone hand in hand. Hunter Education is a vital contributor to wise conservation practices today, tomorrow and the future. AHEIA is doing a wonderful job and will continue to do so. I thank you all for that.
Dave Powell – Past President, Alberta Fish & Game Association-a) “AHEIA continues to do positive and pro-active work bringing on the next generation of Conservationists. Congratulations to all the Volunteer Instructors and keep up the great work!” b) “Congratulations to AHEIA and all the Volunteers who continue to work hard on developing the next generation of Conservationists. Keep up the great work!”
Bob Gruszecki – President, AHEIA / Chairman, WISE Foundation / Chairman, Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation- a)“AHEIA Volunteer Instructors continue to work to ensure that wildlife and fish are part of the value system of all Albertans. Congratulations on your substantial achievements!” b) “Conservation Education Volunteers continue to work in a pro-active way to help make wildlife and fish part of the value system of all Albertans. Your efforts are making a difference! Congratulations on your successes and good luck with your ongoing mission.”
Gary F. Bogner – SCI 26th President - “The future of hunting hinges on our ability to nurture young hunters with outstanding education programs. It’s only through their passionate help, that our efforts to protect hunting ultimately will succeed. Every generation of non-hunters needs to be reminded of the key role legal hunting plays in effective wildlife management programs worldwide.”
Gerry Kaumeyer – Chairman, Pheasants Forever, Calgary Chapter- “Working together, our organizations can have a positive impact on the future of hunting, fishing and habitat. Congratulations to the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association Volunteers and keep up the great work!”
Dave Duncan – Head, Wildlife Section, Canadian Wildlife Service, Edmonton, Alberta- “Congratulations AHEIA and thanks to the dedicated Volunteers for their contribution to wildlife management.”
Rob Dyck – President, Alberta Fish and Game Association- “Congratulations AHEIA on this monumental achievement. What a great testament to all of our Volunteers for their dedication in educating our young people while promoting our hunting tradition and preserving our outdoor heritage. Keep up the good work!”
Reed Gauthier – President, Alberta Trappers Association - “Congratulations AHEIA Instructors for guiding our youth to appreciate our outdoor heritage – being true to this cause 800,000 times.”
Tom Bateman – Executive Director, The Conservation Education W.I.S.E. Foundation-“Alberta is a much better place because we have wildlife.”
Rob Olson – Director U.S. Office, Delta Waterfowl Foundation- “AHEIA, thanks to your heart and passion, the future of hunting is in great hands!!”
Russell Thornberry – Editor in Chief, Buckmasters Magazine-“Thanks AHEIA for your incredible contribution to the future of hunting!”
Jackie Bushman – Buckmasters Founder & CEO- “AHEIA, our hunting heritage is in the hands of those you teach. Thanks for your investment in our youth and in the future of hunting.”
Chief Wasylyshen, Edmonton Police Service- a) "Providing hunter education to Albertans, and in particular our youth, makes a significant investment in conservation for the future. Congratulations AHEIA for promoting and enabling the responsible enjoyment of our natural resources." b) "The AHEIA is to be commended for their passion and commitment to Conservation Education in Alberta. Because of the programs offered by AHEIA, countless Albertans of all ages have learned to enjoy our natural resources in a responsible manner." c) "Thanks to the many volunteers of the AHEIA, Albertans of all ages, and in particular youth, have been introduced to the great outdoors and provided the knowledge and skills to enjoy our natural resources in a responsible manner." d) "The dedication and passionate volunteers of the AHEIA have provided a lasting legacy for the many Albertans, and in particular youth, who have been the benefactors of the outstanding Conservation Education Programs offered. All participants have learned to enjoy our natural resources in a responsible manner."
Phil Phillips - Professional Guide and Bow Hunter- "Without the kids - there is no future for hunting. Thanks to AHEIA for investing the time and effort to make sure that young people have a place to go to learn about, participate and enjoy all elements of the outdoors! Keep up the great work!"
Premier Ralph Klein- "Sincere thanks to the thousands of volunteers who help teach Albertans, especially young people, how to protect Alberta's fish and wildlife. This greatly benefits our province."
Mike Cardinal - Minister of Sustainable Resources- "Thanks very much for all your good work. Your guidance is helping create more stewards of our valuable natural resources."
Kelly Semple - Executive Director for Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation -a) "AHEIA - it doesn't get any better!" b) "Conservation at its finest!" c) "The key to the future of hunting and fishing - CONSERVATION EDUCATION." d) "Help us make hero's out of kids that choose to go outdoors rather than play a video game, kids that pick up a bow or rifle rather than sit in front of a TV or computer." e) "Make hero's out of kids that excel in Conservation and the "wise use of our resource" - the same way that we make hero's out of athletes and sports competitors."
Darryl Kublic - Report A Poacher Coordinator- "A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers, AHEIA is getting stronger by the day because of your commitment."
Ryk Visscher- “Informed young Albertans are the future of hunting in Alberta – Great Job AHEIA Instructors!”