Tryouts for school hunter education teams next week

Published 10:08 am Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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The Davie County Hunter Education Skills teams are gearing up for a new season.

Forty-nine youth from Davie High, Ellis Middle, North Davie Middle, and South Davie Middle schools participated on the teams last year. These schools’ association with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission offer the state hunter education course to students 6th-12th grades. Students who complete the class are certified and eligible to participate on the teams and represent their  school.

The N.C. Hunter Education Course and team members participate in firearm safety, archery, hunting rules and regulations, rifle marksmanship, first aid, trap shooting (shotgun), wildlife identification, and hunter skills.

“This youth shooting program has been successfully implemented within Davie County School System and provides a great opportunity for students to compete against other schools at the district, state, and national levels,” said Dale Wall, volunteer.

Twenty-six coaches/RSOs (range safety officers) volunteered their time to teach and supervise the team members last season.

Davie High had four teams, Ellis Middle had two teams, North Davie Middle had one team, and South Davie Middle had one team.  Teams consists of at least five members.

The Davie High War Eagles team placed third at the district tournament last year and were invited to the state tournament.

DHS War Eagle team member, Carter Cuthrell, won first place individual in shotgun at the district tournament.

Any student in grades 6-12 interested in joining the teams along with their parents are asked to attend registration nights at the DCHES range at 360 Dalton Road, Mocksville. At that time, more information will be given about the program and interested students will be able to register and meet the coaches.


• North Davie Middle, Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m.;

• South Davie Middle, Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.;

• Ellis Middle, Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.; and

• Davie High, Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.