2016 NRA YHEC National Championship Scheduled For July 24-29 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania
FAIRFAX, Va. – The 2016 National Rifle Association Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) National Championship is scheduled for July 24-29, 2016, at Mansfield University’s Mill Cove Environmental Center in Mansfield, Pennsylvania.
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.
Each participant has completed a YHEC event at the state level, and is among the most elite hunters in their state’s YHEC program. The YHEC National Championship is the zenith of youth hunting education and skills training, and allows youths to demonstrate the skills they have acquired through hunter education to prove they are the future generation of responsible, ethical hunters.
“The 2016 NRA YHEC National Championship represents the absolute best of American youth outdoor sports athletes coming together to showcase the invaluable skills and lessons they’ve learned from established leaders and mentors in their communities,” said Kyle Weaver, NRA’s Executive Director of General Operations. “The YHEC program is designed to ensure the future of the outdoor lifestyle is protected and made stronger through the enthusiasm and talent demonstrated by these incredible young men and women who have reached great heights in their sports.”
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