The 2022 Alaska Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) State Championship concluded Sunday, June 5.
|1st PLACE JUNIOR - OVERALL - INDIVIDUAL (all 8 challenge events)||Gideon Behr||1,837.4|
|2nd PLACE JUNIOR - OVERALL - INDIVIDUAL (all 8 challenge events)||Oliver Boden||1,634.1|
|3rd PLACE JUNIOR - OVERALL - INDIVIDUAL (all 8 challenge events)||Lucas Stossmeister||1,581.5|
|1st PLACE SENIOR - OVERALL - INDIVIDUAL (all 8 challenge events)||Rachael Hausmann||1,918.0|
|2nd PLACE SENIOR - OVERALL - INDIVIDUAL (all 8 challenge events)||Judah Pernell||1,891.1|
|3rd PLACE SENIOR - OVERALL - INDIVIDUAL (all 8 challenge events)||Andrew Smoot||1,885.2|
|1st PLACE JUNIOR - OVERALL - TEAM (all 8 challenge events)
(Elias Behr, Josiah Ruse, Jacob Shroades, vacant, vacant)
|1st PLACE SENIOR - OVERALL - TEAM (all 8 challenge events)
(Rachael Hausmann, Judah Pernell, Paris Pernell, Andrew Smoot, Paul Smoot)
YHEC IS FOR YOUTH! The Alaska NRA YHEC State Championship is for youth (under age 19, or 19 and enrolled in high school for part of the year) who have completed Basic Hunter Education. Alaska Hunter Education certification is preferred but Basic Hunter Education certification from another state is acceptable. Additionally, Basic Hunter Education certification accepted by Alaska or another state is acceptable including the NRA's online Hunter Education Course. There are two age categories (or divisions), Junior (ages 14 and younger) and Senior (ages 15-19). Youth often compete as part of a team of five (plus one adult coach), but compete as individuals, as well.
Fun, friendly, competition with eight challenge events (four shooting and four hunter responsibility) related to hunter education!
- 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.
Check out folder YHEC Documents (scores, results from past YHEC events and current year as available)