The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program's mascot, Eddie Eagle®, in an easy-to-remember format consisting of the following simple rules:
If you see a gun:STOP!Don't Touch.Leave the Area.Tell an Adult
Begun in 1988, The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program has reached more than 18 million total today -- in all 50 states. This program was developed through the combined efforts of such qualified professionals as clinical psychologists, reading specialists, teachers, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, and law enforcement personnel.
The Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is a program exclusively for hunter education course graduates from North America up to 19 years of age. The program provides them with a unique opportunity to test their skills at a variety of hunting techniques. From firing at life-sized game targets with a rifle, bow and muzzle loader, to participating in wildlife identification and a map and compass course, participants walk away with an appreciation of all methods of take and all types of game as they learn from the top hunting educators in all of North America!
Because events are conducted in simulated hunting conditions, YHEC provides the best test of a young hunter's skills short of an actual situation a field. This training endures the future of the American hunting tradition as a safe, viable recreational activity the entire family can enjoy.
South Dakota YHEC Coordinator
Gary Stadlman 605-227-4286