Whitetails Unlimited awarded a grant totaling more than $12,000 to the Valley Youth Hunter Education Challenge located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The group consists of 24 youth that compete against other YHEC groups across the state of Pennsylvania. Since it’s inception in 2005, numerous shooters have placed at regional competitions.
The Youth Hunter Education Challenge is a product of the National Rifle Association. It’s purpose is to help youth improve their hunting, marksmanship, and safety skills through simulated hunting experiences. Teams across the nation compete locally and at the state level with bows, shotguns, rifles, and muzzleloaders. More than 1 million youth have participated in NRA’s YHEC since its inception.
About Whitetails Unlimited:
Since our beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. Thanks to more than 475 chapters, 115,000-plus members, chapter volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations. To date, Whitetails Unlimited has expended more than $125.9 million on program services and activities that continue to enhance, and ultimately foster, our mission.
For more information, contact:
Russ Austad, Whitetails Unlimited
Program Services Director: (920) 743-6777, Ext. 102