TWRA’S Randy Huskey Elected President Of International Hunter Education-U.S.A. Association

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Randy Huskey
Randy Huskey

Randy Huskey, Hunter Education administrator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, has received the prestigious honor of being elected president of the International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA).

IHEA-USA, based in Denver, Co., develops hunter education curriculum standards and training methods with a goal to ensure reciprocity between all 50 states. IHEA-USA hosts a national academy for hunting investigations and an academy for new administrators are also among its varied list of duties.

Hunter Education professionals representing all 50 of the states are members of the organization. Huskey assumed his new office at the recently held national conference in San Antonio, Texas and will serve a two-year term. Among his duties, he will schedule the organization’s board meetings, work with organizational policy and personnel, and preside over the annual conference.

In his position with the TWRA, Mr. Huskey oversees the agency’s statewide Hunter Education program. TWRA implements the hunter education courses taught according to the standards established by the IHEA-USA.

Mr. Huskey has been with the TWRA since 1991 when he joined the agency as a wildlife officer. A Blount County native, he has served in his current position since 2007. 


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