Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 26 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Looking for a good way to introduce your son or daughter to the lifelong habits of safe gun handling and the basic concepts of marksmanship? Whether your child is interested in recreation, competition, or hunting, this class is where they need to be! Explore Rifle is a 4-week course designed for youth ages 8-10, but open to those up to 15. Youth 7 & under are not permitted.

BB guns (.177 cal) used for all class exercises (equipment provided). Air guns are a tried-and-true non-threatening way to teach gun basics and a great building-block to becoming a safe and competent shooter with larger caliber equipment. Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay and learn how to help guide their new shooter.

Cost for 4-week series: $40/student

Minimum 4 students required to hold class. Participants must be preregistered; space may not be available for walk-in students. Class limited to 12 students only.

Course outline
Week 1A: Basic gun safety & intro to the gun/range; dry & live firing at target backs from bench position.
Week 2A: Gun/range safety continued; gun parts continued; intro to sight picture; live firing at 1 bull target from bench position.
Week 3A: Safety & gun parts review; shot placement; sight adjustment; live firing at 5 bull target from bench position.
Week 4A: Shooting for score & scoring targets; live firing at 10 bull targets from bench position.

Explore Rifle is part one of a three part (12 weeks overall) curriculum. A minimum number of interested students is required to schedule a next level class.

Ladies’ Lunch and Learn Series: Intro to Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 27 @ 12:10 pm – 12:45 pm

Every Thursday in February, ladies can attend a lunch and learn beginner archery series. Each week will feature a mini-lesson, time on the archery range practicing with a bow, and then time for lunch! Lunches will be provided for participants at no additional cost.

The sessions will be taught at an indoor archery facility and space is limited to 15 people per week. You can attend anywhere from one to all four weeks.

Feb 6: Welcome to the Archery Range
Feb 13: Finding Your Aim
Feb 20: Follow the Arrow
Feb 27: Standing Strong

Lessons are scheduled 12:10-12:45 pm, but you are welcome to stay later if you are able.

$10/week, ages 16+

All equipment is provided, but if you have your own you are welcome to bring it.

Rimfire Pistol League (Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 27 @ 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.


Rimfire Rifle League (Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 27 @ 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.


Explore Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore Archery is a fun and perfect fit for beginners of any ability wanting to get started in the sport of archery.

If a student is fairly new to archery and looking for a full introductory program, Explore Archery has everything you need – bows, arrows, and enthusiastic instructors! You’ll learn range safety, fundamentals of archery shooting, and parts of a bow and arrow – plus receive skill-building coaching and play exciting games.

Ages 8 and over.

Archery Team – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The team is open to students that have previously been enrolled at the team level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

Center Shot Archery Academy team members are focused on competing in their chosen sport and taking their abilities to the next level – locally and nationally. Team members have amazing opportunities as they travel, meet archers from other teams, and test their skills with various styles of tournaments. Parents/students must fill out an understanding of commitment form. Personal coaching and additional educational opportunities mean that students keep growing in proportion to the work they put in.

Ages 8 and over.

– Archery 3
– Name at least seven steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 5 pins (black pin) in any discipline
– Personal equipment
– Committed to compete
– 8 local tournaments
– 1 regional or national tournament

FIRST SHOTS Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NSSF First Shots Logo
Take your first shots with us!

The biggest challenge for new shooters is getting started. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy – and, best of all, it’s only $10!

At a First Shots seminar, you’ll receive:
-An educational introduction to the safe and recreational use of firearms
-A clear understanding of the local requirements for owning and purchasing a firearm
-Individual and group training
-A rundown of shooting sports opportunities for all levels of interest
-A chance to give shooting a try!

This seminar offers a small group setting for students ages 16 and over. All equipment is provided.

Attending participants receive a reward coupon for over 50% off their next handgun class at the Outdoor Education Center. Preregistration required.

Closed-neck shirts and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

(Students age 18 and under MUST be accompanied by legal parent/guardian.)

GSSF Indoor League Series @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration for the Outdoor Education Center’s GSSF Indoor League Series – Match 1 on February 25 -or- 29, 2020. For this series, each match will be offered on two dates – attend on whichever day works best for your schedule.

Our other matches for this series will be on March 24/28 and April 21/25. Competitors must shoot in two out of the three available matches to be eligible for prizes.

Competitors may shoot up to 3 divisions – Stock, Unlimited, and Pocket. For division descriptions, see below. First entry per date is $20, second is $10, and third is $5. Fourth and beyond entries are $5 each and may only be registered for on-site.

This match will follow GSSF’s ‘Original’ course of fire for Stock and Unlimited and ‘Option E’ for Pocket. For target, distance, rounds, and timing specifications, see PDF under Extra Details at left. (This course of fire is different than the October-December series.)

All competitors in the GSSF Indoor League Series must be GSSF Members and compete using Glocks that conform to Stock, Unlimited, and/or Pocket division rules. Memberships may be applied for or renewed on the day of the match.

Check in starts at 1 pm for the Tuesday option and 8 am for the Saturday option. Competitors will be squadded according to arrival times. Last check in is 6:30 pm for Tuesday and 11:30 am for Saturday.

A Glock pistol will be awarded in a random prize drawing after completion of all three matches. Each participant who attends two or more matches is allotted a chance to win the pistol. Competitors who shoot multiple divisions and/or runs within a division may have their name entered once for each completed course of fire.

For each division ONLY the first course of fire will be placed in the rankings and ONLY the first course of fire will be eligible for the 500 or the 250 (Pocket GLOCK) Club ranking.

For division awards, the GSSF League uses the Lewis prize allocation system to distribute awards as equitably as possible.

During a League competition, where there will be more than one match, the scores are totaled and averaged at the end of the 3-match series. If a shooter shoots in only 2 of the 3 matches, their scores are totaled and divided by 2. If they shoot in all 3 matches, their highest 2 scores are totaled and divided by 2.

The result is one final score for each shooter, which is then listed in the overall order in which they finished from highest to lowest. The overall list is then divided into thirds (i.e., the top one-third is A class, the second one-third is B class, and the third one-third is C class). Plaques will be awarded to the top competitor of each class for the Stock division.

First place mugs will be awarded for Unlimited and Pocket divisions, and special recognition categories Woman, Senior (55+), and Junior (<18) in the Stock division. Other prizes awarded by drawing include knives, t-shirts, and caps. DIVISIONS Participants may shoot more than one pistol at each event. The course of fire may be shot more than once per pistol (additional fees apply). Competitors may shoot an official entry in all of the divisions. Any additional entries per a division will count for additional entries of the random drawing, but not for the official results. Stock GLOCK Firearms are considered to be Stock if all firearm components are or ever have been available from GLOCK, Inc. Additional allowable modifications are specified below: - Hogue-Grip type sleeves, A-Grip panels, skateboard tape or other grip-enhancing materials that do not materially alter the function of the stock firearm - Slide and barrel stripping and/or refinishing - Pearce Grip, Inc. grip extenders only on subcompact and slim-line models - Aftermarket replacement non-metallic base plates on magazines - Post and notch sights (partridge sights) excluding any sight requiring slide modifications. Please note that fiber-optic and express sights are approved. Any combination of GLOCK produced firearm parts that do not, in the sole opinion of the Range Master, result in a significant competitive advantage in the stock division are safe to utilize. Unlimited - Does not qualify for the special recognition patches - 500 or 250 Club The following modifications will necessitate placement of the firearm in the Unlimited Class: - Any non-post and notch sights including, but not limited to, Ghost Ring or laser, electronic and optical sights. - Wrap-around grip sleeves on magazines - Aftermarket component parts and barrels - Recoil spring guide/recoil reducer assemblies - Aftermarket extended slide stop levers - Firing pins (modified/aftermarket) - Connectors (modified/aftermarket) - Metallic magazine well funnels or slugs - Lights or other barrel weights - Any modification deemed by the Range Master to create an unfair competitive advantage Pocket GLOCK (Stock) - G42 - G43

Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want to see what archery is all about? Never held a bow before? Not sure where to begin?

Try Archery is your place to start!

This easy-going program covers basic range rules and procedures, along with starter techniques. Participants get to fling arrows on their very first visit! And whether archery turns out to be your thing or not, students walk away with the ability to be safe and have fun wherever adventure takes them next.

All equipment provided. Open to both kids (8 and up) and adults – ideal for families.

Looking to take the next step in this family-friendly lifelong sport? Be sure to check out our Explore Archery classes!

Shootout at Salt Creek – March @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Mar 1 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Shootout at Salt Creek is an indoor cowboy action competition series. Competitors use Old West style pistols, rifles, and shotguns to complete the course of fire.

Events are held the first Sunday of the month November through March.

Doors open at 8:15 a.m., shooters meeting at 8:45 a.m. Hostilities will commence at 9 a.m. (first shot downrange). Event ends at High Noon.

Adults (ages 16+) will be challenged with 3 to 4 stages of approximately 10 pistol, 10 rifle, and 2 shotgun rounds per stage.

Youth ages 8-15 will be able to compete in the Buckaroo category, with 3-4 timed stages of approximately 10 .22 pistol, 10 .22 rifle and 2 .410 shotgun rounds per stage.

This competition series follows the SASS Handbook with exceptions to accommodate an indoor range and novice shooters. The number of categories have been reduced from a typical match. Shooters will furnish their own guns and ammunition (loaner equipment MAY be available upon request for new competitors).

Cowboy clothing is recommended but not required for “city slickers,” though this is part of the fun. No tennis shoes (except for medical reasons), baseball caps, or t-shirts. This is Cowboy Country!

Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

$15/adult, $10/youth