International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) Gladney Davidson Memorial Award was made to our late Missouri Instructor Allan Hoover today during the IHEA-USA awards luncheon at it's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) Gladney Davidson Memorial Award was made to our late Missouri Instructor Allan Hoover. “This is the IHEA’s highest single award. The individual or organization nominated for this award must have made some innovative contribution(s) to the field of hunter education that improves the excellence of professionalism in hunter education and those involved with its programs.” Allan Hoover was a humble, self-effacing, gentle man who described himself as a “dumb old truck driver.” It is true that Allan was a truck driver but he was also an intelligent, insightful man of vision who has left an indelible footprint on Missouri’s hunter education program. His work with IHEA, MHHF, CFM, and MDC will continue to be invaluable threads woven into the future of the nation’s and Missouri’s hunter education program. I was proud and privileged to receive this award for his wife Karen and family. The Association honored Allan not only with the award, but a moment of silence and many tears from lives he had touched throughout the room.
Written by Tony L. Legg
Story Courtesy of Conservation Federation of Missouri News