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The 1997 Nova Scotia Hunter Education Instructor of the Year is
Eric Langley of Sydney, the Department of Natural Resources
announced today.

"Mr. Langley is a dedicated instructor with a wealth of practical
and teaching experience to draw upon," said John Ongo, regional
hunter education co-ordinator. "He is easy to work with and is
always trying to improve the courses for the students. I am proud
to have him as an instructor."

Mr. Langley uses many innovative techniques to help make the
courses interesting for his students.

The Department of Natural Resources has presented the award since
1994 to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding effort
to promote hunter education in Nova Scotia.

With more than 250 volunteer hunter education instructors across
Nova Scotia working through non-profit service clubs, "this is an
excellent opportunity to reward their contributions to the hunter
education program and to the overall safety of Nova Scotians
during hunting season," said Natural Resources Minister Ken

There were no hunting injuries or fatalities in Nova Scotia
during the 1996 hunting season.

Mr. Langley was chosen from among three regional finalists; the
others were John Borden of New Glasgow and Gary Raymond of


Contact: Tim Whynot
         Natural Resources

ngr                 August 19, 1997 - 12:12 pm