Colorado NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge Program
(Recognized as a Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports, Hunting/Outdoor Skills Project event)

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2018 -- Flagler YHEC & 4-H H.O.S. Event Results -- Flagler Wildlife Area -- Flagler Colorado
YHEC is FUN learning for allRecognized as the most comprehensive youth hunting program anywhere in North America, the Colorado Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is the National Rifle Association's "graduate studies" program in outdoor skills and safety training for young hunters. Open only to those who have completed hunter-safety training at the state or provincial level, the program is conducted under simulated hunting conditions to provide the best practical environment for reinforcing and testing a young hunter's skills. (In most Colorado YHEC Challenge Events, parents and family members are invited to participate together! YHEC is truly a family activity that all can enjoy.)

From rifle, bow and muzzleloader shooting at life-sized targets, to wildlife identification, to map-and-compass orienteering and more, YHEC participants get hands-on training in eight skills areas, giving them experience in all methods of take and all types of game.

State and regional YHEC programs, hosted by volunteer instructors, draw an estimated 50,000 youths each year. Top ranked individuals advance to the annual NRA International Youth Hunter Education Challenge, the pinnacle of the program. Since its inception in 1985, YHEC has reached more than a million young sportsmen and women.

The Colorado NRA YHEC program is also recognized by the Colorado 4-H Shooting Sports Program as a competition for the Hunting/Outdoor Skills 4-H Project.


Page Created and Maintained by: Perry D. Brewer, Colorado NRA YHEC Coordinator