youth hunter education challenge (YHEC)
Purpose of YHEC
The Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YEHC) originated with the National Rifle Association to help promote youth hunting in the United States and around the world. The South Dakota program is proudly supported by South Dakota Shooting Sports-YHEC Committee and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks. Support is also provided by local sportsman's groups, businesses and private individuals interested in hunting and the shooting sports.
The primary purpose of YHEC is to allow youngsters to improve their hunting skills through participation in the shooting sports and conservation education. For a copy of NRA rules, visit yhec.nra.org
2013 event information
June 15, 2013
Age Divisions: 14 and under; 15-18
Compete as individuals or in a five member team format.
All participants must have successfully completed a hunter education class.
For more information:
Events featured in a YHEC competition*
Shooting Sports Events
- Hunting shotgun challenge
- Light hunting rifle challenge
- Hunting muzzleloader challenge
- Hunting archery challenge
- Hunter responsibility exam
- Hunter safety trail challenge
- Hunting wildlife ID challenge
- Hunting orienteering skills challenge