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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
October 13, 2018 Local Davis Pond Mayfield Kansas Jarrod Davis
October 13, 2018 State Arlington Sportsman's Club Mansfield Texas David Hammonds
October 18, 2018 State Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex Louisville Nebraska Christy Christiansen

Want To Know More 

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