CHEYENNE - Young hunters are reminded that preregistration deadline to sign up for the Wyoming State National Rifle Association Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is April 29. The event will take place Saturday, June 9, at the Upton Gun Club.
It is sponsored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hunter Education Program, Upton Gun Club, and Weston County Friends of the NRA. Registration forms along with complete rules for the event are on the Game and Fish website. Click on Education, then Hunter Education, then Youth Hunter Education Challenge.
Game and Fish hunter educator 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) Participants turning 19 during 2012 must be enrolled in high school for the 2011-12 school year to be eligible. All ammunition and targets will be provided. Entry fee is $10.
Events will begin at 7:30 a.m. on June 9 and will resume on May 10 if needed. Youth desiring to complete the entire event on June 9 can check in and start at 7 a.m. on that day. Contact Margaret James (307) 777-4538 for more information.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)