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April 21, 2016

Youth Hunter Ed Challenge on May 14 to Give Young Hunters Extra Skills

Youth hunters hoping to hone their skills are encouraged to attend the 2016 NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge in St. Johnsbury on Saturday, May 14, from 8 am to 5:00 pm. A few spaces are still available in this annual event being held at the Caledonia Forest & Stream Club.

The Youth Hunter Education Challenge provides young hunters additional skills in firearm handling, archery, tree stand safety, trapping, and land navigation in simulated hunting conditions. The event is free and is open to all youth under 19 years of age who have completed hunter education. Mentors, parents and guardians are also welcome to attend.

"Young hunters who participate in programs such as this grow up to be exceptionally skilled, successful and ethical hunters," said Alison Thomas, education coordinator for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. "They also gain an appreciation for the conservation of habitat along with their love for wildlife and the outdoors."

Preregistration is required at tinyurl.com/YHEC2016 by May 7. For information or help in registering, please call Butch Spear at 802-866-5990. This event is co-sponsored by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Friends of the National Rifle Association, and the Vermont Bearhound Association. Lunch will be provided.

Media Contacts: John Pellegrini 802-272-2909; Butch Spear 802-866-5990

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: April 21, 2016 14:00:10