Alaska NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge
2017 State Championship - June 2-4 (Fri-Sun)
FOR KIDS! (under age 19, or 19 and enrolled in high school for part of 2017) who have completed Basic Hunter Education. Youth often compete as part of a team of five (plus one adult coach), but compete as individuals, as well. There are two age categories, Junior (ages 14 and younger) and Senior (ages 15-19).
A message from the Alaska YHEC Director:
May 24, 2017 - We just had one competitor withdraw so we have one space still open!
May 22, 2017
- We're full! As of 10 P.M. today, all 50 spaces in the 2017 Alaska NRA YHEC State Championship are full! We will open a wait-list via the online registration. If a space becomes available, due to a cancellation or no-show, we have the option of contacting individuals on the wait-list (in order of sign up). Thanks to all who spread the word and helped fill all 50 spaces. Check-in is at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds in the Kiwanis Building, between 5-5:45 P.M., on Friday, June 2, 2017. Opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 6 P.M. See you all there! Don't forget to get your
Team Verification Forms
May 16, 2017
- Good news! The Riverboat Discovery Saturday (June 3) evening cruise with refreshments is back on, for this year! We received confirmation today and will add the cruise back to the
. Also, as of this post, 41 youth competitors have registered for the 2017 YHEC. Only 9 spots remain open. Please spread the word! Let's fill all 50 spaces this year! Don't forget to get Team Verification Forms turned in! See you all soon!
May 3, 2017 - As of this update, we have 32 youth competitors already signed up for this year's YHEC. 18 spaces remain open.
March 22, 2017 - Registration is open and going well! As of this update, we have 12 youth competitors already signed up. We did get word this week though that the Riverboat Discovery won't be doing charters this summer so we will have to cancel that aspect of this year's YHEC and look for, possibly, a replacement event, in the future.
March 4, 2017 -
Hello! I know it's hard to believe, but the 13th
annual Alaska NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC)
is only three months away. Registration is now open! If you have family members or friends you are hoping will participate but they still need their Basic Hunter Education Certification, please visit the Alaska Department of Fish & Game website at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=huntered.main
. I am looking forward to this year's competition, as every new year proves to be better than the previous!
2017 Alaska YHEC Director
Fun, friendly, competition with eight challenge events (four shooting and four hunter responsibility) related to hunter education! Lunch (on Saturday), Riverboat Discovery Cruise (Saturday evening), BBQ (on Sunday), Awards, and participation certificate included.
- Rifle Shooting
- Muzzleloader Shooting
- Shotgun Shooting
- Hunter Responsibility Exam
- Hunter Safety Trail
- Wildlife Identification
Visit the NRA's website with more information about the YHEC program.