Youth hunter education graduates invited to test their skills

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is inviting young hunter education graduates to test their skills.

The Youth Hunter Education Challenge scheduled for Oct. 13 at Platte River State Park offers competitors a chance to hone their shooting skills and learn more about wildlife, survival skills and hunter responsibility.

The competition is for youths age 11 or older who have successfully completed hunter education and not yet graduated from high school.

The challenge will feature archery, shotgun, muzzleloader, hunter safety trail, orienteering and a hunter responsibility exam.

Competitors can register online at Contact Christy Christiansen at 402-471-5547 or for more information.

The challenge will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. The park sits southeast of Ashland and west of Louisville.

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