Arrow Building and Broadhead Seminar by Nebraska Traditional Archers (NTA) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Traditional archery and specifically wood arrows have withstood the test of time. They’re beautiful reminders of the old days of archery and bow hunting. When assembled properly and fit to your bow’s specifics, wood arrows can be impressive performers and it can be very gratifying to make your own. It takes practice, but it’s relatively simple to learn.

In this program we will be discussing the basics of how to get started building wood arrows. We’ll cover general knowledge of basic tools needed, wood shafting, straightening, fletching, tapering, and mounting points and broad-heads. Give it a shot, there’s nothing more satisfying than shooting wood arrows you crafted with your own two hands!

Participants will have the opportunity to construct an arrow. This is a demonstration on “how to.”

Presented by: Vince Smith – President of Nebraska Traditional Archers


Introduction to NASP (Archery) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

If weren’t part of a school program during this past school year and want to become a part of our Fall NASP League (, or just want to learn more about how the National Archery in the Schools program works, join us for this introductory clinic.

Open to youth who have completed 5th through 11th grade during the 2017-2018 school year.


Youth Hunter Education Challenge @ Platte River State Park
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Special Instructions for All Students

Youth over the age of 11 who have successfully completed hunter education are invited to take part in Nebraska’s state Youth Hunter Education Challenge.

The Youth Hunter Education Challenge, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, will allow youth to compete for prizes in a simulated hunting experience. The event, which is sponsored by the National Rifle Association, will help youth build their skills, get real-world hunting experience and learn about hunter safety and responsibility as they compete in six challenges, including 3-D archery, muzzleloading and shotgun. The event will take place at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex at Platte River State Park near Louisville.

The challenge’s simulated hunt setup provides the ideal practical environment for reinforcing and testing a young hunter’s skills. The event is designed to further the skills taught in hunter education and to give young hunters the skills and confidence they need to make hunting a lifelong pursuit.

The challenge is available only to hunter education graduates age 11 or older who have not yet completed high school. Hunters are encouraged to use their own equipment and ammunition, but are not required to. A T-shirt and lunch will be provided for all participants. Prizes provided by the Big Game Conservation Association will be given to winners in each category

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Archery on Fire @ Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Education Complex
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spend a fun day outdoors shooting archery with the whole family. This free event will feature archery, crossbows, tomahawk throwing and our new pellet gun shooting gallery. Warm up to the campfire and roast a few marshmallows. Kids crafts and campground games will keep you busy. Food will be available, sponsored by Scheels Sports of Omaha.