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Feb
24
Mon
Beyond BOW – Intro to Handgun Series @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!

Learn basic fundamentals of shooting, handgun selection, and safety in a comfortable atmosphere. Participate in the full series to gain confidence, challenge yourself to more techniques, and hang out with like-minded ladies.

Must 18 years or older to register. $15/participant/session.

This series will be on Mondays from 6-8 pm.

Attend anywhere from one to all four sessions. Please be sure to attend sessions 1 and 2 in order to attend sessions 3 and 4 if you are an introductory level student.

Session 1 – Feb 3: Intro to Handguns, Firearm Safety, Gun Handling, Range Rules, and .22 Handgun Shooting

Session 2 – Feb 10: More .22 Handgun Shooting – Getting Comfortable with the Gun and the Range

Session 3 – Feb 17: Introduction to Centerfire Handguns

Session 4 – Feb 24: Marksmanship Coaching & Target Challenge

You may bring your own handgun and ammunition, or we will provide one for you. All guns entering the facility must be unloaded, cased, and action open.

Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This basic USA Archery class is open to students who are new to JOAD or who are still working to advance to Archery 2. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Our Center Shot Archery Academy course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with a focus on guiding each student in improvement at their own pace. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Archery 1 students have the opportunity to shoot for their green and purple pins during select class sessions. Over the course of the quarter, students will advance their scoring skills, learn about competition etiquette, and work to achieve the pins and techniques needed to advance to the next level.

No equipment is required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class.

If seats are listed as available, students may register and join the class at any time except the last 4 weeks of the quarter. Allowances may be made at the discretion of the instructor. Full price still applies.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites: None (Explore Archery recommended)

Feb
25
Tue
GSSF Indoor League Series – Match 1 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 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.

PRIZES
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

Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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 bow in 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.

No personal equipment is required, but should start to be considered.

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

Women’s Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Classroom Course @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This female-focused course is a fun and educational setting for students who would like to earn their hunter education certificates for both Firearm and Bowhunter. The course will be taught by exciting, dedicated instructors who are eager to share their knowledge and passion about hunting, safety, and ethics in the field. Participants must be at least 11 years old to earn their certificate. Students under 19 years of age should be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the first session; parents/guardians have the option to sit in on the class, but it is not required.

The women’s focused Hunter Education Class provides an opportunity for moms, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, and friends to get together and learn more about an activity that is not only fun, but a great way to enjoy the outdoors and become a part of Nebraska’s conservation heritage. Participants will leave the course with basic knowledge, skills, and hopefully the confidence to move forward as a safe and ethical hunter and recreational shooter. This class will spend time on the indoor shooting ranges with exceptional instructors, offering plenty of hands-on opportunities with class-provided equipment. Bring a friend or family member to share the experience!

Class meets on Tues Feb 25, Thurs Feb 27, Thurs Mar 5 in the evening, and then on Saturday Mar 7 starting at 9 am. Please bring a lunch on Saturday. Students must attend all sessions to earn certificates.
About the Location

44th and Superior

Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session;
At the first session, everyone under 18 years of age must give the instructor a signed, completed Parental Release Form (download, print, and sign);
All students under 19 years of age should be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the first session to ensure appropriate information is received on dates, sessions, and additional requirements.

You must cancel your registration before Monday, February 24, 2020, at 6:00pm CST.

All registrants for this event must be 11 years of age by February 25, 2020.
To be certified for this event you must be at least 11 years old by the last day of the class.

Firearm hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed a Firearm Education Course and carry proof on their person when hunting any species with a firearm, muzzleloader, or air gun.

Additionally:

Archery hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed a Bowhunter Education Course and carry proof on their person when hunting Deer, Antelope, Elk, or Mountain Sheep with a bow or crossbow.

A Combination Course will provide instruction from knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors in the safe use of firearm and archery equipment, fundamentals of hunting, shooting and hunting techniques, game identification, conservation management as well as hunter ethics.

Students 11 years of age and older on the examination day will be able to take the test and complete the course and may be issued certificates of successful completion of both Firearm and Bowhunter Education.

The classroom course is a minimum of 14 hours total and a minimum of 2 sessions. Most classes offered are 2 to 5 sessions. .

Feb
26
Wed
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 26 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Special offer! If you are brand new to our Center Shot Academy JOAD program, call us at 402-471-6141 about our 20% registration discount just for you! (Only valid for the Wednesday section.)

This basic USA Archery class is open to students who are new to JOAD or who are still working to advance to Archery 2. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Our Center Shot Archery Academy course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with a focus on guiding each student in improvement at their own pace. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Archery 1 students have the opportunity to shoot for their green and purple pins during select class sessions. Over the course of the quarter, students will advance their scoring skills, learn about competition etiquette, and work to achieve the pins and techniques needed to advance to the next level.

No equipment is required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class.

If seats are listed as available, students may register and join the class at any time except the last 4 weeks of the quarter. Allowances may be made at the discretion of the instructor. Full price still applies.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites: None (Explore Archery recommended)

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.

Feb
27
Thu
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.

$45/participant/series

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.

$45/participant/series

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