Please see our calendar for an overview of when things are happening.

Eastern Regional Schedule of Events and practice locations and hours

posted Jul 7, 2019, 6:51 PM by Richard Wilkinson

The Schedule of Events has been released and may be found on the resources page.

Two local clubs have volunteered to open their facilities for those who may wish to get some last minute practice in.

Shotgun (Trap /Skeet) - Sullivan Trail Gun Club, 1525 Greatsinger Rd, Elmira, NY 14901
Monday and Tuesday 8am to 5pm

Archery (fixed range backers) & 22 (bring your own backers)- Pine City Sportsmen, 187 Mountain View Dr, Pine City, NY 14871
Monday and Tuesday 8am to 5pm

Good Luck with the competition

2019 Eastern US YHEC Regional Event update

posted Jun 20, 2019, 9:52 AM by Richard Wilkinson

The 2019 Eastern US YHEC Regional Event is fast approaching. If you are interested in going but haven't registered yet there is still time even though the June 15th deadline has passed. If you or your group is still interested please email: so we can expedite the process.

Here are a few more updates. Please remember this is a work in progress so some things may change. Also don't forget to check out previous posts on our "News" page with some essential information.

There will be a couple of different food vendors, one of which we used for our NY State YHEC Event on June 1st. The price of meals is not included in the registration fee. You are free to arrange for your own meals if you like. We have tried to arrange for a couple of different food vendors so there is something for everyone. Please support them with your purchases if you can.

We will have bottled water and sports drinks available at each venue similar to YHEC Nationals. You are free to bring coolers and your own beverages. Please note that no alcoholic beverages will be sold, possessed or consumed at event locations during the competition.

Each of the eight YHEC events will be present and conducted in accordance with the latest National YHEC rules, though as always some changes may need to be made. If so, this will be communicated to participants and coaches. Muzzleloader and 22 disciplines will use steel knockdown targets just like those used at Nationals. Archery will be 3D targets. Shotgun will be a sporting clays course with the number of shots yet to be determined. The number of shots at Muzzleloader has also yet to be determined. We are trying to make sure we have enough time to complete each event based on the number of participants. A schedule with team assignments and event rotations won't be completed until a few days before the event.

Checks for registration fees should be made out to: NY YHEC Committee, inc   We can also accept credit cards, please see the registration form for details.

This event will be the first time that I know of that any group has attempted to mirror YHEC Nationals. We hope everything will run smoothly but know that there will be some unanticipated issues and we may need your assistance and understanding. We hope that all attending will keep this in mind and bear with us as we try to make it run smoothly. With YHEC Nationals being an uncertainty we hope this event can be a suitable addition to the YHEC program and that it can continue until no longer needed. This is an NRA YHEC sanctioned event.

Please help keep the spirit of YHEC strong with your support of local, state, and regional YHEC programs.

Further information will be posted to our website:

Richard Wilkinson

Sullivan's Sharpshooters attend the 2019 Maryland State YHEC Event

posted Jun 20, 2019, 9:35 AM by Richard Wilkinson

We would like to thank the Maryland YHEC organization for inviting us to attend. Our kids, coach, and parents had a good time and the YHEC spirit was visible everywhere. We would like to thank the Potomac Fish and Game Club for being a YHEC supporter and would especially like to thank the volunteers who made the event possible.

Sullivan's Sharpshooters took 5 juniors and 1 senior to the 2019 Maryland State YHEC Event. We had several place winners and were the 2nd place junior team.

Results from the 2019 NY State YHEC Event

posted Jun 7, 2019, 9:56 AM by Richard Wilkinson

First off, a big thank you to our supporters that made this event possible; the NRA, Friends of the NRA, Chemung Rod and Gun Club, Sam's Club, and PDR Catering of Horseheads. Perhaps most importantly is all the persons who volunteered their time and energy to make this event possible. Without them this event could not have happened. Participants can also thank their family and coaches for the support they gave to make it possible for them to participate in the YHEC program.

I hope everyone who attended enjoyed the day.There were a few ( I hope) minor complications. We did run later than I would have wished, primarily due to changing the written test to the last thing, when normally it is done first. These would normally be scored while the participants were completing the outdoor events. This was done because we were expecting possible heavy rain and thunderstorms in the early afternoon which could have affected completing the outdoor events.

I have added PDF copies of the individual scores for both Seniors and Juniors to the RESOURCES page. If you are trying to view or download these and can't get it to work please email me an I would be happy to send them to you.

2019 NY State YHEC Event details

posted May 28, 2019, 9:45 AM by Richard Wilkinson

Upon arrival coaches should come to the scoring table located in the upper clubhouse to pick up their score books, meal tickets, schedules, and any other materials.

A brief coaches meeting will be held at 7:45am to address any questions or issues. If you think of any before then please email us. 

At 8am we will have a meeting with all participants, coaches, volunteers and interested parties out side the upper clubhouse near the flagpole.

We anticipate starting the written Hunter Responsibility Exam at 8:30am consisting of approximately 50 questions. As soon as all participants have finished we will start the individual events.

This year we will have a caterer providing meals to all. This was a last minute change due to logistics so please bear with us. We reached an agreement with them to provide a couple fixed price meal options though they may offer more options for a higher price. 

We will be using the latest YHEC Nationals Rule Book as guide, though there may be changes or modifications which will be explained at each event location. We will have shotgun and 22 ammunition available at no cost for participants to use if desired, otherwise participants may use their own, consistent with YHEC Nationals Rules.

Volunteers are at a premium this year though we hope to have enough, but please be prepared to assist if necessary to make this event a success. Keep the YHEC spirit.

Event Coordinators are responsible for the operations and conduct of their event. Question should be addressed to them before the event starts or immediately as they arise. SAFETY is our first consideration

I know there may be circumstances or issues that arise that we did not foresee. Please bring any to the attention of the Event Coordinator Richard Wilkinson. We hope that they will be few and minor.

This event will take place rain or shine so please be prepared. Good luck to all who will participate.

NY State YHEC Event, more info

posted May 24, 2019, 4:42 PM by Richard Wilkinson

It isn't too late to register for this event. If you plan on attending and bringing your registration the day of the shoot, please email me the names and ages of the participants along with whether they will compete as Juniors or Seniors.

We will give each participant two tickets to pay for their breakfast and lunch. We have a vendor coming in who will be doing the meals. They will also have food for sale (at a reasonable cost) to parents, coaches, etc...  We will have water, coffee, and sportsdrinks available at no charge for attendees.

Would you like to volunteer to help staff this event? We can use as much help as we can get. Volunteers will have their breakfast and lunch paid for. Please email me if you would like to help.
Feel free to email me at:

2019 New York State YHEC event

posted Mar 29, 2019, 5:13 PM by Richard Wilkinson   [ updated Mar 29, 2019, 6:06 PM ]

The 2019 New York State YHEC event will be held on June 1st, 2019 at the Chemung Rod and Gun Club, at 1129 Lattabrook Road, Breesport, NY. This is the same location as in previous years. It is anticipated that we will conduct all but the Orienteering event.

Participation is open to YHEC eligible youth regardless of state of residence.

If you are interested in volunteering to help staff this event please email:

Further information and registration forms can be found on the Resources Page.

Please note that there are similar documents for the separate 2019 YHEC Eastern Regional so make sure you submit the correct ones.

Further information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you can't have the registration forms returned to us prior to May 24th, please email or phone us and let us know how many participants you will be bringing AND bring the forms and supporting documentation with you the day of the shoot.

2019 YHEC Eastern Regional

posted Mar 19, 2019, 3:20 PM by Rich Lathrop   [ updated Mar 29, 2019, 5:48 PM by Richard Wilkinson ]

The 2019 Eastern Regional YHEC event will be held July 10-13, 2019

at Chemung Rod and Gun Club, 1129 Lattabrook Road, Breesport, NY.


$250 each participant

$250 each coach

Forms are on the resources page in PDF Format

A few important things to know about firearms in NY and the NYS SAFE Act.

NY State Law mandates that only persons over 12 years of age may possess or use firearms and only under supervision.

NY State Law DOES NOT recognize pistol permits from any other state, so leave your handguns at home as Law Enforcement will arrest you and seize your guns.

It is illegal to possess any magazine that has the capacity for more than 10 rounds

It is illegal to possess "Assault" weapons in NYS. Please see this link for the NYS SAFE Act that helps clarify what is and "Assault" weapon :

Sullivan's Sharpshooters attend the Maryland YHEC State Shoot

posted Jun 27, 2018, 10:55 AM by Richard Wilkinson

Sullivan's Sharpshooters attended the Maryland State YHEC Shoot on June 16th and 17th. One Senior and five Juniors made the journey. It was a long hot day with temperatures in the 90s but the kids enjoyed themselves and kept their spirits up throughout the day.  We renewed some old acquaintances and made some new ones. Competitors form Virginia and Maryland were also present for the event on the beautiful grounds of the Potomac Fish and Game Club.

Our Senior, Alex Morton took 4th on the Hunter Responsibility Test and 3rd in Shotgun.

The Junior Team consisted of Hannah Wiehe, Riley Cowl, Dan Wheeler, Mackenzie Wiehe, and Kaitlin Wheeler

Junior Kaitlin Wheeler took 1st in Muzzleloader
Junior Hannah Wiehe took 3rd in Rifle, 2nd in Muzzleloader, and 3rd in Archery
Junior Dan Wheeler took 2nd in Shotgun

Our Junior Team took 1st place overall and most  rewarding of all (at least from our coach's perspective) they were recognized for their behavior and sportsmanship by being awarded the "Team of the Year" award.

Congratulations to the other winners. The hard work and dedication of all the participants was on display for everyone to see.

Our thanks go out to all the members of the Maryland YHEC Organization, the Potomac Fish and Game Club, and all the volunteers who helped make the event a success.

2018 NY YHEC State Shoot scores have been posted

posted Jun 27, 2018, 10:15 AM by Richard Wilkinson

The final scores for the 2018 NY YHEC State Shoot have been added to the resources page in PDF format.

Congratulations to all the winners. We hope all the participants had a good time and hope we will see them again next year.

It was discovered after the awards ceremony that there was a conflict in the amount of bonus points stated for muzzleloader at the morning briefing and what was initially scored. Examining the issue we attempted to make the fairest decision we could which caused a change in the placement of the Seniors for Muzzleloader. We apologize for the confusion, and no doubt disappointment, that this has caused. The individuals involved all did a stellar job and this error on our part shouldn't detract from their performance.

Please note that the scoring listed as "Responsibility " is the combined total of the written exam, Wildlife ID, and the Hunter Safety Trail. It is broken down in the individual listings.

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