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2016 Youth Hunter Education Challenge National Championship

July 24-29, 2016
Mill Cove Environmental Center / Mansfield University
Mansfield, Pennsylvania


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. 


2016 Youth Hunter Education Challenge National Championship Results

Over 360 competitors from 15 states came together to compete for the YHEC National Champion title. Here are the results: 

2016 Overall Winners

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2016 Aggregate Results

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2016 Team Results

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2016 Individual Results

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Hunter Responsibility Exam Results

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Hunter Safety Trail Results

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Orienteering Results

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Wildlife Identification Results

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Rifle Results

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Shotgun Results

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Muzzleloader Results

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Archery Results

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All 8 YHEC Events

A Week-Long Event

Special Events

Registration Fees

On-Site Housing - Mansfield University Dorms (includes housing, meals, and Awards Ceremony Luncheon) 

$800.00 - Participant/Coach

$600.00 - Non-Participant/Non-participating Coach

Off-Site Housing (includes Awards Ceremony Luncheon, housing not included)

$595.00 - Participant/Coach

$450.00 - Non-Participant/Non-participating Coach


Additional Resources

Rules & Regulations

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Places to Stay

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Schedule of Events

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Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers are an integral part of the Youth Hunter Education Challenge National Championship. Your time, talent and leadership can make a real difference in helping cultivate the future generation of hunters. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and possess strong hunting and firearm knowledge and background. Apply to become a volunteer today!

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Want To Know More?

If you have questions about hosting YHEC, contact Youth Hunter Education at (800) 492-4868 opt. 3 or