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May 02, 2017

Youth Hunter Education Challenge is May 14

Youth hunters hoping to hone their skills are encouraged to attend the 2017 NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge at Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Woodbury, VT on Sunday, May 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Spaces are still available in this annual event being held at Buck Lake.

The Youth Hunter Education Challenge provides young hunters additional skills in firearm handling, archery, tree stand safety, hunting bear with hounds, 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.

Media Contact: John Pellegrini, 802-272-2909

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: May 02, 2017 15:12:00