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Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament Leaves Lasting Impressions

Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament Leaves Lasting Impressions

There are many rites of spring that we witness and look forward to each year. Some are of the natural world, such as turkey gobbles, buds cracking or the return of neo-tropical migrants. Others are of our own doing. One such rite will happen for the 40th year this March and April. Every Saturday in March will see what will amount to thousands of middle and high schoolers competing in what has become a showcase of outdoor skill. The Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament (YHEST) series begins in March with nine district competitions that play the role of proving ground. The best of each district qualify to attend the state competition, which is held on the last Saturday in April. The morning of the state competition, more than 600 participants from every corner of North Carolina will arrive at the John Lentz Hunter Education Complex in Ellerbe to display the skills they have honed from countless hours of practice over the years of their young lives. READ MORE
Friday, February 24, 2017/Author: NCWRC blogger/Number of views (1211)/Comments (0)/
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