Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Seven teams and individuals, made up of more than 30 youth, were able to showcase their outdoors knowledge and demonstrate their skills at the recent State Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
Team and individual results are as follows:
The overall high scorers for the event were:
Teams and individuals competed in regional YHEC events throughout the year to qualify for the state competition. First place teams in the state YHEC are now eligible to compete in the 2014 NRA International YHEC scheduled for July 20-25 at Mill Cove Environmental Center in Mansfield, Pa.
This competition, which was open to all hunter education-certified youth, 18 years of age and younger, aims to test participants’ abilities in multiple outdoor skills, such as 3-D archery trail, orienteering, shoot/don’t shoot scenarios, shotgun, rifle and a hunter safety trail. The event was hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is located near Mansfield, less than an hour southeast of Atlanta off Interstate 20. The address is 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield 30055.
Dates and locations of YHEC events, plus practice tests and program information, are available at www.georgiawildlife.com/YHEC .