BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A hunter education instructor in Vermont is one of six finalists for a national conservation award.
Kevin Hoyt of Bennington was nominated by the National Youth Hunting Association for the ninth annual "Heroes of Conservation" award by Field and Stream magazine and Toyota.
The Bennington Banner reports the award honors the efforts of individuals involved in habitat restoration, protecting threatened species and inspiring a new generation of hunters.
Hoyt also has worked as a state firearms safety trainer and a bowhunting safety instructor.
He started a television program for youth called "The Future of Hunting."
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