The Oklahoma City Gun Club will be the site Saturday of the state Youth Hunter Education Challenge.
Open to anyone age 18 or younger who has completed a state certified hunter education course, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge is a test of skills in simulated hunting conditions.
It’s a great program that teaches safe hunting and introduces kids to the shooting sports.
Young hunters compete in eight challenges – marksmanship in small bore rifle (.22), muzzleloader, archery and shotgun plus orienteering and wildlife identification.
They also are given a hunter safety exam covering regulations and ethics as well being tested on a hunter safety trail where they are led through simulated hunting scenarios.
They must not only determine when it is legal to harvest game, but they also must make the correct decisions about whether to shoot at all.
Prizes will be given to each participant. Cost is $35.
Registration forms can be downloaded from www.yhec.org.