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Dec
7
Sat
Light Up the Fort @ Fort Robinson State Park
Dec 7 – Dec 31 all-day

Join us at the Fort for a twinkling display of decorations throughout the month of the December!

Park entry permit required.

Dec
10
Tue
Center Fire Challenge League (Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

This league will provide fun and exciting pistol shooting for all skill levels, in a competitive but relaxed setting. Ages 14 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Shooters will provide their own handgun and ammunition. This league runs for 8 weeks, with scores for each evening and a cumulative score for the series.

Course of fire:

2 strings of 5 rounds in 10 seconds at 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 yards – 50 shots total.

AP-1 target (23″ X 35″).

Participants may arrive and start any time between 5-7:15 pm.

Dec
11
Wed
College Night on the Range @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Take a break from the books this semester and pick up a bow at the Outdoor Education Center’s College Night on the Range. All college-age students shoot for only $5! This includes instruction and equipment if necessary, but personal equipment is also welcome.

No registration needed! Doors open at 8:30 pm and archers can shoot until 10 pm. No additional admittance after 9 pm. (Range will not be available during academic holiday weeks.)

Dec
12
Thu
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday Dec 12 9am-1:30pm
Tuesday Dec 17 9am-1:30pm

The Range Safety Officer (RSO) course content consists of RSO’s roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and Range Safety Briefings which include procedures to follow in the case of an emergency.

To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

Rimfire Pistol League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Join us for this popular league for pistol enthusiasts of all skill levels. Pick from optical (red dot/scope) or metallic sight divisions, depending on your equipment.

Scores for each evening and a cumulative score for the 8 week series offer plenty of opportunity to get in on the action.

Course of fire: Target B-33, 50 rounds total in 15 minutes. Start at 5 yards – 15 rounds; 15 yards – 20 rounds; 25 yards – 15 rounds.

Minors ages 12-18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Shooters provide their own .22 pistol and ammunition.

Participants may arrive and start any time between 5-7:15 pm.

$45/participant/series

Rimfire Rifle League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

This rifle shooting league will be fun and exciting for shooters of all ages and skill levels. There will be scoped and iron sight divisions. Shooters will provide their own .22 rifle and ammunition.

This league runs for 8 weeks, with scores for each evening and a cumulative score for the series.

Participants may arrive and start any time between 5:00-7:15 p.m.

Ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

$45/participant/series

Dec
13
Fri
Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Our Center Shot Archery Academy intermediate level class is open to students who have previously been enrolled at the intermediate level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

Lessons will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a compound bow in hunting, recreational, and competitive settings. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Students will receive their own copy of the National Training System (NTS) shot cycle, a stretch band, a string bow, and a finger sling.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Name at least four steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 4 pins (white pin) in any discipline
– Personal compound equipment is required (equipment should be fitted to the individual in terms of draw weight and length before the first class)

Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa.

Adults: $8, Children 4-12: $5, 3 and younger: Free

Download event flyer: Christmas at the Codys

Park entry permit required.

Dec
14
Sat
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 14 all-day

Seasonal educational activities including old-fashioned holiday crafts, lighted hayrack rides, free cookies and hot cider, sledding hill, groomed cross country ski trails (snow permitting), and Snowman Building Contest.

Download event flyer for December 7th: December 7

Download event flyer for December 14: December 14

Park entry permit required.

Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am

Come and help us create fun nature crafts that will dress up the Nature Center or your own homes for the winter season!  Contact the Nature Center at 308-436-3777 for more information.

 Park entry permit required.

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