RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set the schedule for the 2016 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments, marking the 38th year for the popular statewide, pre-collegiate shooting sports events.
The Commission will conduct nine district-level competitions in March, with thousands of middle school and high school students taking part. Teams will compete in rifle, shotgun and archery marksmanship, as well as an orienteering challenge and a wildlife exam.
The 2016 schedule:
• March 5, Chatham Wildlife Club near Bear Creek, Chatham County (District 5)
• March 12, Eastern 4-H Center in Columbia, Tyrrell County (District 1)
• March 12, New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officers Association Range in Castle Hayne, New Hanover County (District 2)
• March 12, Hunting Creek Preserve in Harmony, Iredell County (District 7)
• March 15, Coharie Shooting Range near Clinton, Sa