Perhaps no high school state championship embodies more of the spirit of the West than the Wyoming State Youth Hunter Education Challenge. The 12th annual event will be held June 8 at the Upton Gun Club. All Wyoming youth 18 and under, and young hunters from neighboring states, who passed hunter education are eligible to showcase their hunting skills, while having a lot of fun. Enrollment is open until June 1.
“The youth hunter education challenge is an exciting way to display your skills, knowledge and judgement as a hunter,” said George Oberstadt, Wyoming Game and Fish Department hunter education coordinator. “Sign up and show us what you’ve learned as you begin your hunting career!”
The challenge tests youth in sporting-clays style trap shooting, .22, muzzleloader and archery marksmanship, wildlife identification, orienteering and hunter safety judgments. An optional event, the Cherokee Challenge, measures outdoor skills such as throwing axes, shooting a slingshot or throwing a spear. Youth 14 and under participate in the junior category; the 15 to 18-year-olds in the senior.
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(Photo source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department)