Registration Deadline Approaches for Youth Hunter Challenge

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Wyoming Youth HunterCHEYENNE– Young hunters are reminded that the deadline to sign up for the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is June 20.  The event will take place Saturday, June 28 at the Upton Gun Club.  In previous years, YHEC has been held in September in conjunction with the Wildlife Heritage Expo in Casper.

Game and Fish hunter education coordinator Jim Dawson said the event consists of  .22 rifle, shotgun and archery shooting as well as events involving wildlife identification and hunter safety.  All participants must have completed hunter education and present their hunter education card at the event. 

The competition is divided into junior (14 years and younger before Aug. 1) and senior divisions. (15-18 years of age on or before Aug. 1) All ammunition and targets will be provided.  Entry fee is $10.

Events will begin at 7:30 a.m. on June 28 and will resume on June 29 if needed.  Youth wanting to complete the entire event on June 28 can check in and start at 7 a.m. on that day. Contact Jim Dawson (307) 777-4531 for more information.