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Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC)

NRA is announcing a recruitment effort for clubs to put on a Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC).​ See the following for information on the YHEC program and how to get your club involved.
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My name is Eddie and I am the Program Coordinator for NRA's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC). YHEC is a nationwide hunter education program that was created in 1985 to get more kids interested in hunting and to provide them with a safe environment to develop and improve upon marksmanship, hunting, outdoor and safety skills. YHEC events are held all over the country for one or two days as kids 18 and under compete in up to eight shooting and responsibility events under simulated hunting situations. There is ZERO cost to the NRA to host a YHEC and we provide you with marketing and logistic support as well as event materials such as animal paper targets, t-shirts, Hunter's Guides, bags, scorebooks and more for free. Grants are available through the NRA to help with funding and if you qualify as the official state YHEC event, the NRA will give you $10 for every participant.

Read more: Youth Hunter Education Clinic (YHEC)

Hunting

ORPA and ORPA-affiliated clubs offer a few different programs for both novices and experienced hunters.

In October, ORPA sponsors a Pheasant Hunt Challenge at Brier Oak Hunt Club near Bellevue, Ohio. Trophies are awarded to the top three in Flushing Class and Pointing Class. There is a youth category as well.

To participate, contact ORPA Hunting Chair Don Hunter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (567) 278-1551.

For youth, several ORPA member clubs provide hunter orientation programs. Every November at the Greene County Fish & Game Club near Xenia, Ohio runs a youth pheasant hunt with support from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The day begins with a hunter education course, followed by trap shooting, and culminating with a pheasant hunt. For more information visit:  http://www.gcfng.com/youth/youthhunt.html

Check out our Weblinks below for more useful Hunting information. 

Seneca Co Pheasants Forever Youth Pheasant Hunt

Seneca Co Pheasants Forever held a youth pheasant hunt on a very rainy October day. Pictured is Hayden Tiell, ORPA trustee Don Hunter with two of his English Springer Spaniels and another youth.  Both of these youths bagged pheasants that day and about 43 youths participated that day. These events help preserve Ohio's hunting by introducing youths into hunting. The youths talk positive about their experience to school friends, to family and make postings on facebook. The positive impact is far reaching as many youths have numerous friends, relatives and hundreds of facebook friends.

2013 youth pheasant hunt web

The 2013 Second Annual ORPA Hunt Challenge

Ohio Rifle & Pistol Association held their 2nd Annual Hunt Challenge this past October at Brier Oak Hunt Club near Bellevue Ohio. Trophies for the top three in Flushing Class and top three in the Pointing Class were awarded. For the Hunt Challenge four birds were place in a grass field with the hunters having a twenty minute time limit to hunt. Scoring was a combination full or partial retrieves, number of birds in hand, shells used and time. The weather was nice and the event ran well. ORPA's 2014 Hunt Challenge is planned for March 2014. Watch GunSmoke for details such as exact date and entry form or to be placed on a contact list for the 2014 Hunt Challenge date & information, contact Don Hunter.

PaulWalker 2013 first place flushingclassPaul Walker holding the 2013 first place trophy in the Flushing Class for his Lab Tasha   DonHunter 2013 second place flushingclassDon Hunter and Miles with the 2013 second place trophy in the flushing class  DonHunter 2013 third place flushingclassDon Hunter and English Springer named Taffy with the thrid place trophy in the flushing class 

PaulCastlevetere 2013 firstplace pointingclassPaul Castlevetere his team member and Sophie a German Shorthair with first place trophy in the pointing class   MickThoma 2013 second place pointingclassMick Thoma his team member and Bow a GSP with the 2013 second place trophy in the pointing class   ChipHopkins 2013 third place pointingclassChip Hopkins his team member and Brute a pointing lab with the 2013 thrid place tropy in the pointing class

 

  

Hunters & Clubs - Send us your stories & pictures

Please send to Don Hunter hunting-related articles that may be of interest to ORPA members, including pictures of ORPA members, their children or hunting events conducted by associated clubs. Pictures should have an information line and pictures with a light background reprint better in black and white than dark pictures. Any pictures sent by US mail that you want returned please state so and include a return address. I will take care of the return postage myself. 

Contact information; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or US mail;
Don Hunter
1379 N. State Route 635
Tiffin, OH. 44883

Your help with Ohio hunting-related articles and or pictures for Gunsmoke would be very much appreciated.

More Articles...

  1. Hunting Match Bulletins
  2. Upcoming Hunting Events
  3. The 2012 ORPA Two-Gun Pheasant Challenge

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