Clemson University



WHEP State Contest

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!!!   (A new date has NOT been set.)

An arbitrary date has been used on this platform to delay this event until we can confirm and communicate a new date if possible.  (Again, June 3rd is NOT the new contest date.  We will update this site and communicate with everyone registered if/when an official new date is selected.)

If you have registered and would like a refund now, you may email the organizer (  You may also hold your registration until a new date is announced and make a decision regarding participation at that point.  


Clemson University announced today (March 13, 2020) the suspension of all University events statewide through Sunday, March 29. Events scheduled for March 30 and beyond will continue to be evaluated, and any changes will be communicated as soon as decisions are made.  

Effective immediately, all Clemson 4-H statewide and regional activities are suspended until further notice due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unprecedented challenges it poses to communities across South Carolina.  Clemson University, Clemson Extension, and South Carolina 4-H leadership are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will be looking to the state departments of health and the CDC for guidance as time progresses.  The safety and health of our 4-H members, families, volunteers, and employees are always our highest priority.  Events will be rescheduled if at all possible, but the timeline for that process will depend on the COVID-19 status for South Carolina.  We are of course disappointed in this turn of events, but believe it is prudent to protect everyone and mitigate the spread of this disease.  As this situation changes and develops, we will provide additional details as they emerge at the direction of Clemson Cooperative Extension and Clemson University.


Original contest date: 

Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM (tentative schedule - PDF 0.1MB)
Nemours Plantation Wildlife Foundation - Yemassee, SC

Register Online by February 28, 2020

State Contest - Junior Guide (ages 9-13 years; PDF 0.2MB)

State Contest - Senior Guide (ages 14-18 years; PDF 0.2MB)

Please note, this is not an event that will be providing custodial care; all youth will be expected to have a parent/guardian or chaperone at the event. 

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please let us know by filling out this Google Form

WHEP Manual - condensed for South Carolina (link)

Additional Resources:

For WHEP questions related to 4-H, please contact Mallory Dailey at; for WHEP questions related to FFA, please contact Jason Gore at

The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a hands-on environmental education program that provides participants an opportunity to test their wildlife knowledge in a friendly competition, as each state supporting WHEP conducts an annual contest where teams of 3-4 similarly aged individuals gather. 

WHEP is a 4-H and FFA youth natural resource program dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior and senior level (ages 9 - 18) youth in the United States.

What do Participants Study?

  • Learn wildlife terms and concept
  • Learn about wildlife habitat
  • Learn how to judge the quality of wildlife habitat 
  • Learn about wildlife habitat management practices
  • Learn about wildlife damage management


Friday, February 28

Event Type

Cooperative Extension


Cooperative Extension Service, 4-H Youth Development, Statewide, SC Agricultural Education

Target Audience

General Public



$10 individual or $30 for 3- or 4-person teams



Contact Name:

Mallory Dailey

Contact Phone:


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