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Sep
29
Sat
2018 Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational @ Pressey Wildlife Management Area (17 miles south of Broken Bow, NE)
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am

Join us for the 2018 Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational, the longest running organized youth shooting event in Nebraska.

This is a free competition, open to all youth age 11 or older who have successfully completed Hunter Education and who have not yet graduated from high school. Proof of Hunter Education completion is required.

All first-time shooters at the event will receive one free box of .22 ammo!

Range will open for practice at 7:30 a.m. Matches will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude mid-afternoon. Competitors will be grouped in various classes according to age, rifle weight, sight type and experience level, competing against others in their own class. Individuals and teams are encouraged to enter. Trophies or medals will be awarded to the winners of each class.

Only equipment authorized by NRA Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Rules will be permitted. Shooters should bring their own rifle and ammunition – Standard or High Velocity .22 short, long or long rifle. No Stingers or Ultra High Velocity ammo allowed.

Bring the whole family! Lunch available on-site.

Registration opens July 1, 2018.

Sep
30
Sun
NRA Range Safety Officer Training @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

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.

Oct
1
Mon
Beginner JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the beginner class is open to students who are new to JOAD or have only completed one quarter. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. The course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with 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.

No equipment required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

If seats are listed as available, students may register & 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.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

Oct
2
Tue
Intermediate JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn to Hunt – Waterfowl @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This FREE workshop covers an overview of hunting waterfowl. You will learn about hunting strategies, needed equipment and more from Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Wildlife Experts, Mark Vrtiska & Matt Haugen. Designed to improve confidence and expand knowledge for those with little to no experience, this workshop is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about waterfowl hunting.

Please pre-register online!

Oct
4
Thu
Explore Archery: Thursdays Oct-Nov @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wild Game with Hank Shaw Author of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center as we welcome Hank Shaw for his first-ever event in Nebraska. He will be talking about how to get more out of your wild game – focusing on upland birds. This is a chance to get some tips and pick up some new techniques for prepping and cooking your game and fish, and get a signed cookbook. This event is free to attend, and a portion of the proceeds of every cookbook sold goes to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to support habitat restoration.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-presentation book signing.

Learn more about Hank Shaw at https://honest-food.net/

 

Center Shot Academy (JOAD): Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only.

This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on skill development. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

Oct
5
Fri
Compound JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
New Instructor Training for Hunter Education Instructors @ Wildcat Hills shooting Sports Complex
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New Instructor Training is required for all individuals who have applied to become a Firearm and/or Bowhunter Education Instructor with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Others interested in becoming a hunter education instructor who have not yet applied may also attend and complete an application at this training. Teaching materials are provided at this training.

Register today: http://fal.cn/VUJB

If you have questions, contact Jackson Ellis at 402-471-6134 or jackson.ellis@nebraska.gov

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