NRA is announcing a recruitment effort for clubs to put on a Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC).​ See the following for information on the YHEC program and how to get your club involved.

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My name is Eddie and I am the Program Coordinator for NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC). YHEC is a nationwide hunter education program that was created in 1985 to get more kids interested in hunting and to provide them with a safe environment to develop and improve upon marksmanship, hunting, outdoor and safety skills. YHEC events are held all over the country for one or two days as kids 18 and under compete in up to eight shooting and responsibility events under simulated hunting situations. There is ZERO cost to the NRA to host a YHEC and we provide you with marketing and logistic support as well as event materials such as animal paper targets, t-shirts, Hunter's Guides, bags, scorebooks and more for free. Grants are available through the NRA to help with funding and if you qualify as the official state YHEC event, the NRA will give you $10 for every participant.

My current goal is to grow the program nationwide and Ohio is one of the few states where a YHEC does not currently exist. During these times, programs like NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge are crucial to the survival of the hunting and shooting sports. For these reasons, I am looking for individuals or groups who are passionate about the hunting and shooting sports to take advantage of this great program.  This family-friendly program not only teaches kids to be safer and more responsible hunters but it will keep them involved in outdoor activities year round. YHEC also allows kids that would never be exposed to hunting to be introduced to it in a fun and positive way.

If you are interested in learning more about the YHEC program, I would be happy to set up a call with you to discuss in more detail. In the meantime, more information about YHEC can be found here:

Thank you for your time and please let me know if you have any questions or want to learn more.

Best Regards,
Eddie Herndon