In Vermont, a youth hunting extravaganza, education

WOODBURY, Vt. – The 2017 NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge, an opportunity for youth hunters to hone their hunting skills, is scheduled at Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Woodbury on Sunday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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 by calling Butch Spear at 802-866-5990 by May 7.  This event is co-sponsored by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Friends of the National Rifle Association, and the Vermont Bear Hound Association. Lunch will be provided. 

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