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2018 Youth Hunter Education Challenge National Championship

July 22-27, 2018
Mill Cove Environmental Center
Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA

The National Youth Hunter Education Challenge is the pinnacle of the YHEC program. Top-ranked individuals come together, annually, from all across the country to compete for the YHEC National Championship. This event is the most advanced of all YHEC events, and requires all participants to have completed a hunter safety course, as well as a YHEC event at the state level (if your state has one). This unique opportunity allows youth to meet and learn with fellow participants and coaches, and demonstrate the skills they have acquired through hunter education to prove they are the future generation of responsible and ethical hunters. 

The NRA will NOT be covering the costs of background checks needed for participants, coaches, volunteers, and anyone staying in Mansfield University Housing who is 18 years of age or older at the time of the event. Information about background checks will be posted after January 1, 2018.

2017 Youth Hunter Education Challenge National Championship Results

All 8 YHEC Events

A Week-Long Event

Special Events

Participant Fee (No MU Services)


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Participant Fee (With MU Services)


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Non-Participant (With MU Services)

$700 (ages 8 and older)

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Want To Know More 

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