YHEC—the Youth Hunter Education Challenge—is a one day event for youth from all over the mid south to compete in hunting events, learn about the outdoors, and have fun with other youth and adults that have similar interests. The events include shooting events (archery, rifle, and shotgun) and non-shooting events (wildlife identification, hunter safety trail, and written exam). There are two age categories, Junior (ages 12-14) and Senior (ages 15-18). Male and Female are invited ages 12-18.
Who can participate?
If you’re a youth, aged 12-18 years, have passed a Hunter Education course, you can register to participate. If you’re an adult, there are several ways you can participate. You may serve as a coach or an assistant coach. You may volunteer to help put on the event: it takes nearly 50 adult volunteers to set up and conduct all the events! You may have a special skill to demonstrate to the youth participants during an evening or other program time. (For example, hunting dog training, trapping, care of game in the field, etc.) It takes a lot of volunteers, time, money, and effort to put on this exciting event—become a part of it!