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Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament Culminates with Championship

Apr 18

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4/18/2012 11:09 AM  RssIcon

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host the 34th annual Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament on Saturday, April 28, at the Millstone 4-H Center near Ellerbe. This popular state championship for pre-collegiate shooting sports annually draws participants and spectators from across North Carolina. An estimated 3,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.

“This is the highest level of shooting sports competition of its kind in the state,” said Travis Casper, state hunter education coordinator. “Besides the hundreds of participants who qualified to get here at a district level, several hundred more spectators typically show up. We invite anyone with an interest in shooting sports to attend and there’s no admission charge.”

Competition is conducted on senior (high school) and junior (middle and elementary schools) divisional levels, with overall team and overall individual awards based on aggregate scores in all events. Teams are organized within public and private schools. Home-schooled students and teams representing 4-H or FFA also can compete, provided they meet eligibility requirements.

The competition segments include .22 rifle, shotgun and archery marksmanship, as well as an orienteering challenge and a wildlife knowledge test.

4 comment(s) so far...


Re: Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament Culminates with Championship

You have made the Roanoke fishing report hard to find and the one that was supposed to be up yesterday or today is not present. Lots of us are planning days off around the report and we are not getting it in a timely manner as in the past. Why did we change? The report used to be easy to find and was in my opinion more informational.

By James R. Cook on   4/19/2012 7:27 AM

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Will NC Wildlife post the tournament results online? It would be nice to see team and individual competition scores form year to year.

NC Wildlife does a really good job with this event.

By Randall Marshall on   4/30/2012 7:54 AM

Re: Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament Culminates with Championship

We will post the scores online as soon as they are certified.

By NCWRC blogger on   4/30/2012 8:43 AM

Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament

I am frustrated beyond imagine. It's been next to impossible to obtain info (online or from contacts) regarding finding a team to join so that we can attend the Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament. The Dist 5 "leader" told me we had to join a school program in our county or a 4H club. She then proceeded to tell me Durham County schools don't allow teams. I tried to contact 4H clubs in the area to see what they offer. The info is difficult to find, in accurate, incomplete, lacks knowledgeable contacts. the Rules sheet posted by NC Wildlife doesn't include any contacts or references. I have wasted SO much time trying to get my son involved in this activity. UUGGGGGH

By Mary Jo on   2/1/2013 2:30 PM

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