WATERBURY, VT – This is a question that faces most youth after
successfully passing a Hunter Education Safety class. Waiting for
the next opportunity to get out into the woods can be difficult,
but it also can be a good time to practice and expand skills. The
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, partnering with The Friends
of the National Rifle Association and the Vermont Bearhound
Association, has an answer – the NRA Youth Hunter Education
The NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge is a free, daylong
event, for youth to practice their skills in firearms, archery and
land navigation. Open to all youth under 19 years of age,
participants will receive expert instruction while working their
way through stations to improve their skills and knowledge.
The event will be held on Saturday, May 21, at the Edward Kehoe
Conservation Camp, Point of Pines Road in Castleton from 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. Free lunch, t-shirts and door prizes will be
available. Mentors, parents and guardians are encouraged and
welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required by calling Ann at
(802) 241-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org . A Hunter Education
Safety Certification card or valid license are required to
participate. All equipment will be provided.