IHEA Volunteer Instructor of the Year

Federal Premium Ammunition recently announced the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA) Volunteer Instructor of the Year: Floyd "Link" Grass (left in photo above), of Denver, North Carolina.

Grass has received multiple "Instructor of the Year" awards at the state and local level, and he's been recognized for special achievement and dedication to North Carolina's hunter education programs. As any avid hunter/shooter knows, it's because of mentors like Link Grass that our wonderful outdoor sports continue to flourish.

According to the IHEA-USA, Grass is one of more than 55,000 instructors who reach more than 650,000 hunter education students annually. He's been an active member in the North Carolina hunter education program for more than 15 years, and during 2013 he organized and taught 56 hunter education courses that certified 811 students. He also recruited 11 additional volunteer instructors.

Editor's note: Federal Premium has sponsored the IHEA-USA for more than a decade. "Volunteer instructors have always been the lifeblood of hunter education," said Ryan Bronson, Federal Premium Conservation Senior Manager. "We sponsor the Instructor of the Year award as a way of recognizing the hunters and shooters who donate their time to pass on our heritage. Hunting and shooting are safe—and getting safer each year—in large part because of dedicated instructors such as Link Grass."

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