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Local and State YHEC

YHEC at the local level is a basic introduction for youth who are interested in hunting. State YHEC events are at an intermediate level and require youth to have completed a hunter safety course. Local and state YHEC events must feature at least one of the following responsibility/educational events and one of the following shooting events:

Responsibility Events

Hunter Responsibility Exam

Test your knowledge of hunter safety, ethics, responsibility and laws

Hunter Safety Trail

Demonstrate your knowledge of safe hunting practices in various hunting situations


Prove you know how to navigate a course utilizing a map and compass

Wildlife Identification

Identify tracks, hides, feathers, and signs of North American wildlife

Shooting Events

.22 Rifle

Utilize a .22 rifle to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets


Demonstrate your shotgun shooting skills across multiple hunters' clay stations


Use a muzzleloading rifle with open sights to shoot at action-type or life-size game targets


Walk through a course with life size animal targets

Find Your Local Or State YHEC Event

Listed below are all upcoming local and state events throughout the country. If you are unable to find an event near you, please contact us at (800) 492-4868 opt 3 or email us at

Date State or Local Location City State Contact
June 14, 2018 Local Eastern Nebraska Gun Club Cedar Creek Nebraska Beckie Fletcher
June 16, 2018 State Scotia Range State College Pennsylvania Connie Petris
June 16, 2018 Local A-1 Archery Hudson Wisconsin Dana Keller
June 17, 2018 State Potomac Rod & Gun Club Williamsport Maryland Teresa Rasche
June 18, 2018 State Redmond Gun Club Redmond Oregon Carl Shaver
June 21, 2018 Local Eastern Nebraska Gun Club Cedar Creek Nebraska Beckie Fletcher
June 23, 2018 Local Quail County Plantation Arlington Georgia LeeAnn Dalrymple
June 23, 2018 Local Chippewa County Shooting Association Sault Ste Marie Michigan Debi Pinkel
July 1, 2018 Local Blue Hills Sportsmen's Club Rice Lake Wisconsin Tim Chaussee
August 18, 2018 Local Johnsburg Fish & Game Club Johnsburg New York Erika Patton
August 18-19, 2018 State Capital Area Sportsman Club Lansing Michigan Debi Pinkel
September 30, 2018 Local Baird Ranch Arkansas City Kansas Sara Griggs
October 6, 2018 State Oklahoma City Gun Club Arcadia Oklahoma Christal Bensch
October 13, 2018 State Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex Louisville Nebraska Christy Christiansen
October 13, 2018 State Arlington Sportsman's Club Mansfield Texas David Hammonds

Want To Know More 

For more information about YHEC, contact Youth Hunter Education at (800) 492-4868 opt. 3 or