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.

For more information about the 2016 NRA YHEC National Championship and the YHEC program, visit https://yhec.nra.org or email yhec@nrahq.org.

Contact: nragomedia@nrahq.org; (703) 267-1595


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