Youth Hunter
Education Challenge



Christal Bensch


Learn More About YHEC

ABOUT  Are you new to Oklahoma Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC)? Visit ABOUT to learn more and read the Frequently Asked Questions section.

CONTACT US  Still have questions? Please feel free to contact Christal Bensch, NRA/OKYHEC State Coordinator, by completing the online contact form at CONTACT or call Christal at 580-278-1660.

Turn off the TV . . . get off the couch and get outdoors!

Recognized as the most comprehensive youth hunting program anywhere in North America, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is NRA’s “graduate studies” program in outdoor skills and safety training for young hunters. Open only to those who have completed hunter-safety training at the state or provincial level, the program is conducted under simulated hunting conditions to provide the best practical environment for reinforcing and testing a young hunter's skills.  LEARN MORE...

eVITE a friend!

Do you know someone who may be interested in YHEC?  Visit our eVITE page to send an invitation to friends and family!

Events & Registration

2015 Oklahoma YHEC Events

visit the events page to learn more
DATES select specific dates below for each individual event registration


Hunter education covers a variety of topics including firearms safety, wildlife identification, wildlife conservation and management, survival, archery, muzzleloading and hunter responsibility. It is available as a standard  eight-hour course, the internet home study course and the workbook home study course.

Visit the Oklahoma Wildlife Department Hunter Education Website for more detailed information.



  • Updated for 2015

    We are excited for the 2015 season!!! The current dates for events are set, the rules are up to date, and the registration form for the 2015 season is ready to go! We are looking forward to seeing you all  at the YHEC events!!!

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