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Four shooting and four responsibility areas of competition offered to participantsWELLINGTON — On May 5, the National Rifle Association (NRA) will conduct its Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) at the Davis Pond, 5 miles north of Mayfield in Sumner County. (From Highway 160, go north 3 miles on Anson Road, west 1 mile on 40th, and north 1.5 miles on Mayfield Road.) This competition will include two groups: a Youth Division, ages 10-14, and a Senior Division, ages 15-18. Competitors may be 19 if they are enrolled in high school and turn 19 during the school year. Hunter education certification is required except for 10- and 11-year-old participants.
Registration forms may be found online at kansasyhec.org/forms.html. Entry form, $20 early entry fee, copy of birth certificate, and copy of hunter safety education certificate must be post marked no later than April 20. Forms will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of participant slots will be available. Mail registration forms to SC KS YHEC, c/o Jarrod Davis, 747 N. Anson Rd., Wellington, KS 67152. On-site registrants will be on standby should participant slots become full. On-site registration fee is $30. More information may be found online at http://kansasyhec.org. Parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy the event. For more information, email KansasYHEC@gmail.com.