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Youth Hunter Education Challenge

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The Florida Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is a program for hunter safety course graduates to learn more about leadership, ethics and safety while expanding their knowledge about conservation, target shooting and hunting. One of YHEC’s goals is to pass our hunting and shooting heritage to the next generation.

The program, developed by the National Rifle Association, features multi-disciplined events to teach safety and responsibility and test marksmanship skills and hunting knowledge through eight disciplines or challenges: Archery, Muzzleloader, Shotgun, Small-bore/Light Rifle, Hunter Responsibility Exam, Firearms Safety Trail, Orienteering Skills, and Wildlife Identification Challenge.

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There are local, state and national YHEC events. To register for a YHEC event near you, visit the FWC event calendar to select and register for an Education Challenge.

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Contact Information

If you need information pertaining to Florida's Youth Hunter Education Challenge or about Florida's Hunter Safety Program, please contact the office located in your region between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The state FLYHEC Coordinator is William Burnett, and can be reached at (352) 625-2804 or via email at