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Youth Fall/Winter IL YHEC Educational Series Event #1 (Sparta, IL)
Oct 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am—4:00 pm CDT
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Event #1: Intro to YHEC, Skills, Team Responsibilities and Outline of the Series
It is suggested that youth complete the free Illinois Hunter Education Program and commit to attend as many of the YHEC sessions as possible (note that the “Mini-Competition” requires attendance to at least 4 events to compete).
NRA’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) provides a fun environment for kids 18 and under to improve their hunting, marksmanship and safety skills. Through it’s simulated hunting situations, live fire exercises, educational and responsibility events, YHEC helps build upon skills learned in basic hunter education courses and encourages safer, lifelong hunting habits.
From rifle, bow and muzzleloader shooting at life-sized targets, to wildlife identification, map and compass orienteering and more, YHEC participants can get hands-on training in eight skill areas, giving them expertise in all methods of take and all types of game.
National NRA YHEC will provide targets, shirts for youth and instructional materials. Each event in the YHEC series will be free to youth with the exception of a $6 per event range fee. There is a possibility of grant funds from our partnership with Cabela’s and CZ-USA Special Programs. As this is finalized, registered participants will be notified.
Series Schedule of Events
- Event #1: Intro to YHEC, Skills, Team Responsibilities and Outline of the Series (Oct. 22, 2016)
- Event #2: Rifle and Hunters Education (Nov. 5, 2016)
- Event #3: Shotgun and Orienteering (Dec. 10, 2016)
- Event #4: Archery and Identification (Jan. 7, 2017)
- Event #5: Review and/or Muzzleloading (floating date)
- Event #6: Mini-Competition (Jan. 28, 2017, must attend at least 4 events to compete)
Note that each event in the IL YHEC series is ticketed separately.
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