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As of July 1, Game and Parks will begin hosting some educational and naturalist programs on a limited basis. Visitors to offices, interpretive centers, education centers, nature centers and indoor events are temporarily required to wear a face mask. Please visit outdoornebraska.org/healthinfo for more information.

Oct
24
Sat
Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

Haunted Hike & Hunt @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy some outdoor family-friendly spooky time this October! Register groups of 3 to 50 (split into pods of five) to experience a guided fall hike through our archery field course. Participants will get to explore the twisted trail and make 10 stops at archery stations to take aim at wickedly fun targets. No archery experience needed – beginners welcome!

Get registered to reserve your hunt time today! To facilitate health and safety measures, this is a reservation-only event.

Hunts can be chilly – dress to stay warm in the forest. During check in, meet with your expert guide at basecamp to get equipped for your adventure. Once geared up, head out to our Haunted Forest to encounter spirits, spiders, and zombie critters galore. Those brave and skilled enough will make it back out of the forest to see the sun once again!

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Hikers must be at least 10 years old on the day of the event – adult participation encouraged. Available dates are October 15, 16, 17, 24, 30, and 31 with time slots at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, or 5 pm. Preregistration is required to reserve a hunt time; takes about one hour to complete. Paid participants only please. Reservations close 48 hours before each available date.

Costumes welcome.

We provide all equipment (personal bows permitted).

$10/person ($6/annual pass holder). Register your group under one account name (add exact number of participants on payment screen). All participants must be paid for in advance.

If needing to add participants to your initial booking, please contact us at the phone number above or ngpc.oec@nebraska.gov. If a cancellation is requested over 24 hours in advance, a refund will be issued less the $2/person booking fee.

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Health & Safety Info

-Preregistration event with assigned check in times.
-Hiking pods limited to 5 participants with 1 accompanying staff/volunteer.
-Attendance limited to paid participants only.
-Masks must be worn during participant check in.
-Staff and volunteers required to wear masks and gloves.
-All bows and arrows fully sanitized between uses.
-One-way trail through the archery field course.

Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 24 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

Oct
30
Fri
Haunted Hike & Hunt @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy some outdoor family-friendly spooky time this October! Register groups of 3 to 50 (split into pods of five) to experience a guided fall hike through our archery field course. Participants will get to explore the twisted trail and make 10 stops at archery stations to take aim at wickedly fun targets. No archery experience needed – beginners welcome!

Get registered to reserve your hunt time today! To facilitate health and safety measures, this is a reservation-only event.

Hunts can be chilly – dress to stay warm in the forest. During check in, meet with your expert guide at basecamp to get equipped for your adventure. Once geared up, head out to our Haunted Forest to encounter spirits, spiders, and zombie critters galore. Those brave and skilled enough will make it back out of the forest to see the sun once again!

———–

Hikers must be at least 10 years old on the day of the event – adult participation encouraged. Available dates are October 15, 16, 17, 24, 30, and 31 with time slots at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, or 5 pm. Preregistration is required to reserve a hunt time; takes about one hour to complete. Paid participants only please. Reservations close 48 hours before each available date.

Costumes welcome.

We provide all equipment (personal bows permitted).

$10/person ($6/annual pass holder). Register your group under one account name (add exact number of participants on payment screen). All participants must be paid for in advance.

If needing to add participants to your initial booking, please contact us at the phone number above or ngpc.oec@nebraska.gov. If a cancellation is requested over 24 hours in advance, a refund will be issued less the $2/person booking fee.

———–

Health & Safety Info

-Preregistration event with assigned check in times.
-Hiking pods limited to 5 participants with 1 accompanying staff/volunteer.
-Attendance limited to paid participants only.
-Masks must be worn during participant check in.
-Staff and volunteers required to wear masks and gloves.
-All bows and arrows fully sanitized between uses.
-One-way trail through the archery field course.

Haunted Camping at Enders SRA @ Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Enders Reservoir SRA for a Haunted Camping experience!

Friday, October 30th:

4-6pm Pumpkin Carving Contest. Carving tables and utensils will be available. Pumpkins are provided, but visitors are encouraged to bring pumpkins so that there are enough for everyone.

5-8pm Campsite Decorating Contest. Walk through a Haunted Trail, located along Enders’ hike/bike trail. No Trick-or-Treating or Hayrack rides.

 

Saturday, October 31st:

6pm Costume Contest & Pet Costume Contest

5-8pm Campsite Decorating Contest. Walk through a Haunted Trail, located along Enders’ hike/bike trail.  No Trick-or-Treating or Hayrack rides.

 

Guests are asked to wear a mask and socially distance when appropriate.

Park Entry Permit Required.

Oct
31
Sat
Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

Haunted Hike & Hunt @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy some outdoor family-friendly spooky time this October! Register groups of 3 to 50 (split into pods of five) to experience a guided fall hike through our archery field course. Participants will get to explore the twisted trail and make 10 stops at archery stations to take aim at wickedly fun targets. No archery experience needed – beginners welcome!

Get registered to reserve your hunt time today! To facilitate health and safety measures, this is a reservation-only event.

Hunts can be chilly – dress to stay warm in the forest. During check in, meet with your expert guide at basecamp to get equipped for your adventure. Once geared up, head out to our Haunted Forest to encounter spirits, spiders, and zombie critters galore. Those brave and skilled enough will make it back out of the forest to see the sun once again!

———–

Hikers must be at least 10 years old on the day of the event – adult participation encouraged. Available dates are October 15, 16, 17, 24, 30, and 31 with time slots at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, or 5 pm. Preregistration is required to reserve a hunt time; takes about one hour to complete. Paid participants only please. Reservations close 48 hours before each available date.

Costumes welcome.

We provide all equipment (personal bows permitted).

$10/person ($6/annual pass holder). Register your group under one account name (add exact number of participants on payment screen). All participants must be paid for in advance.

If needing to add participants to your initial booking, please contact us at the phone number above or ngpc.oec@nebraska.gov. If a cancellation is requested over 24 hours in advance, a refund will be issued less the $2/person booking fee.

———–

Health & Safety Info

-Preregistration event with assigned check in times.
-Hiking pods limited to 5 participants with 1 accompanying staff/volunteer.
-Attendance limited to paid participants only.
-Masks must be worn during participant check in.
-Staff and volunteers required to wear masks and gloves.
-All bows and arrows fully sanitized between uses.
-One-way trail through the archery field course.

Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 31 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

Haunted Camping at Enders SRA @ Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at Enders Reservoir SRA for a Haunted Camping experience!

Friday, October 30th:

4-6pm Pumpkin Carving Contest. Carving tables and utensils will be available. Pumpkins are provided, but visitors are encouraged to bring pumpkins so that there are enough for everyone.

5-8pm Campsite Decorating Contest. Walk through a Haunted Trail, located along Enders’ hike/bike trail. No Trick-or-Treating or Hayrack rides.

 

Saturday, October 31st:

6pm Costume Contest & Pet Costume Contest

5-8pm Campsite Decorating Contest. Walk through a Haunted Trail, located along Enders’ hike/bike trail. No Trick-or-Treating or Hayrack rides.

 

Guests are asked to wear a mask and socially distance when appropriate.

Park Entry Permit Required.

Nov
7
Sat
Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

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