A lot of hardware given out at the 2017 Western North Carolina Wildlife District 9 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament remained in Polk County.
When the event held March 18 at Polk County Gun Club ended, Polk County Middle School’s entry had captured first place in Hunter Skills/Orienteering, with Polk County High School taking third in the same event.
Polk County Middle School’s Freedom Moser also took top individual honors in Hunter Skills and will attend the state tournament on April 29 in Ellerbe, N.C.
North Carolina’s Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament is a statewide competition for middle and high-school-age youth. Participants compete in multiple events including shotgun, archery, rifle, orienteering and a written hunting skills exam.