In 1985, we launched a program to facilitate friendly competition among youths 18 and younger that would advance hunting skills including wildlife identification, orienteering and rifle, shotgun and archery marksmanship. Today, thousands of hunter education volunteers and parents still conduct this program at the state and local level to produce safer, more skillful and more ardent American hunters.
Next week, kids from all over the United States will gather on the quad of Mansfield University for the 2014 International Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC).
The Dallas Safari Club's biannual Youth S.A.F.E.T.Y. Extravaganza and NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge teach safety first as they bring new shooters and hunters into the fold.