Led by experienced, safety conscious instructors
Participants must have completed a hunter safety course
Hands-on training in eight skill areas following NRA curriculum
Rifle, bow, and muzzleloader shooting at life-sized targets, wildlife identification, map and compass orienteering, basic first aid, survival skills, and more.
Participation for multiple years encouraged.
Scholarships available if financial barriers exist. Please contact us for more information.
Dave Pakula is a lifelong outdoorsman and retired physician who has lived in the Lewis-Clark Valley since 1984. An avid hunter, fisher, and hiker, he has always placed the highest importance on safety and preparedness. He learned much from the older outdoorsmen in his life - his father, other relatives, family friends, and Boy Scout leaders - and is eager to continue this tradition by sharing his knowledge with interested youth today.
Dave has coordinated the Jack O’Connor Museum chapter of the YHEC program since 2016.
The Jack O'Connor Heritage Center
Hells Gate State Park
5600 Hells Gate Road
Hells Gate State Park, Lewiston ID 83501
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
PO Box 394, Lewiston, ID 83501
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