Promoting the outdoors to our nation’s youth is a vital part of protecting our heritage. The NRA does it’s part and will soon be holding the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) National Championsip in New Mexico. This program brings in young hunters and allows them to compete in many aspects of the outdoors as well as shooting. Our youth need to be exposed to the great outdoors more instead of attached to a video game, cell phone or television screen! Keep reading for more information on YHEC!
“The 2017 National Rifle Association Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) National Championship is scheduled for July 23-28, 2017, at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico.”
“The pinnacle of NRA’s YHEC program, the National Championship brings in the nation’s top-ranked youth hunters each year to compete for the title, completing the eight YHEC program challenges, including a Hunter Responsibility Exam, Hunter Safety Trail, Orienteering, Wildlife Identification, .22 rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader and Archery, to determine the top YHEC hunter in the country.”
‘“Hunting is an integral part of America’s cultural heritage, as well as a critical wildlife management tool and economic driver. The NRA is committed to protecting and preserving hunting for generations to come,” said NRA 1st Vice President Richard Childress.”‘