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Team Members will compete in the 2024 Competition Year
Coach Randy Jones
- District I - March 23, 2024 at Eastern 4-H Center, Columbia NC
- State Tournament - April 27, 2024 at Lentz Hunter Education Complex, Ellerbe, NC (Must Qualify at District)
- National Tournament 2024 - July 24-29 in Bentonville, Arkansas or July 31-August 4 in Versailles, Indiana (Must Qualify at State)
The reason for the Hunter Education Program is to promote knowledgeable, ethical, safe and responsible hunting.
To accomplish our purpose the Hunter Education Program will provide educational opportunities for the development and enhancement of North Carolina’s current and future hunters.
The Hunter Education Program strives to conserve the hunting heritage of North Carolina.
- To reduce the number of hunting and hunting related incidents and fatalities every year.
- To improve the image of the hunter and promote public acceptance of hunting and shooting sports as viable recreational activities and as an essential tool for wildlife management. T
- To provide the hunter and other outdoorsmen an awareness of their legal and ethical responsibilities when enjoying wildlife.
- To provide the hunter and outdoorsman with a better understanding of the principles of wildlife management practices and the need for wildlife laws and regulations.
- To promote and aid in shooting sports for the public.
EXPECTED BENEFITS AND RESULTS:
A comprehensive Hunter Education Program designated and implemented through planning, adequate funding, administration, and evaluation will successfully address:
- Maintain hunter education courses and provide the public with the needed certificate of competency to lawfully obtain a hunting license.
- Reducing hunting fatalities and hunting related incidents. Through increased education and possible development of shooting ranges and/or educational facilities, we can expect students and hunters to become more skilled and proficient in the use of hunting equipment.
- Enhance through education, public awareness and understanding of the important role hunting plays in the conservation of wildlife resources.
- Create awareness among students of their responsibilities while hunting.
- Instill in the student an understanding of their legal and ethical responsibilities while hunting and engaging in outdoor activities.
- Promote the image of a responsible hunter, with respect to the resources, private and public property, and the rights of others.
- Increase the hunter’s skills and proficiency with the use of firearms, archery, tree stands, orienteering skills, first aid, survival and other hunting related equipment and activities. With this knowledge and these skills, a reduction of accidents should occur.
- Educate and/or expose areas such as urban (inner-city), single parents, cultural and ethnic groups to hunting. With the hunter education program, we can reach these groups on a greater scale and educate them of the benefits from hunting both as a management tool and a recreational activity.
- Promote public interest and active involvement in hunting and related issues.
- Public enjoyment and understanding of wildlife resources will be greatly enhanced.
- The hunting public will have a better understanding of the vulnerability of the environment and work towards improving conditions that are necessary to maintain quality of life for both man and wildlife.