Young hunters are reminded that the deadline to sign up for the Wyoming State National Rifle Association Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is a little over a month away. Actual deadline is April 29. The challenge will take place Saturday, May 14, 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.
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). Participants turning 19 during 2011 must be enrolled in high school for the 2010-11 school year to be eligible. All ammunition and targets will be provided. Entry fee is $10.
Events begin at 7:30 a.m. on May 9 and will resume on May 10 if needed. Youth desiring to complete the entire event on May 9 can start at 7 a.m. on that day. Contact Margaret James (307) 777-4538 for more information.