Thursday, March 22, 2012


National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Four shooting and four responsibility areas of competition offered to participants
WELLINGTON — 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.

This a comprehensive program created to promote outdoor skills and safety training in young hunters. Youth who have received their state hunter education certificate are eligible to compete for awards and prizes in eight different skill areas. Competition consists of four responsibility events and four shooting events, including rifle, archery, muzzleloader, shotgun, ethics, wildlife identification, orienteering, and safety on the trail. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Registration forms may be found online at 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 Parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy the event. For more information, email

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