(CORNING) Corning Freshman Hunter Pontius took first place overall and is the 2013 State Champion in the Junior Division for the Iowa Hunter Education Challenge that took place over the weekend south of Indianola.
Iowa YHEC-the Youth Hunter Education Challenge-is a weekend-long event that takes place each June. This year the event was held at Wesley Woods Camp near Indianola.
Youth from all over Iowa came to compete in 8 events, learn about the outdoors, and have fun with other youth and adults that have similar interests. The events include four shooting events (archery, muzzleloading rifle, shotgun, and small-bore rifle) and four non-shooting events (wildlife identification, orienteering, hunter safety trail, and written exam).
Sponsors for Pontius were Corning Gunclub and Pheasants Forever.