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The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. As such, the Commission is cancelling all group events and programs through June 30 with the possibility of an extension.

Please visit outdoornebraska.org/healthinfo for more information.

Oct
5
Sat
Autumn Harvest Art Show @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Hosted by Prairie Images. Many famous and reputable national artists from four states will be offering their work for display and sale Oct. 5-6. Located in the Peter Kiewit Lodge at Mahoney State Park.

The works of art will include wildlife, landscape, cityscape, portrait, still life, Native American, Southwest, Americana and Impressionist paintings in a variety of mediums. There also will be sculpture, wood carving, nature and wildlife photography, rustic metal sculpture and pottery.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following day. Park entry permit required.

Oct
6
Sun
Autumn Harvest Art Show @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hosted by Prairie Images Oct. 5-6. Many famous and reputable national artists from four states will be offering their work for display and sale. Located in the Peter Kiewit Lodge at Mahoney State Park.

The works of art will include wildlife, landscape, cityscape, portrait, still life, Native American, Southwest, Americana and Impressionist paintings in a variety of mediums. There also will be sculpture, wood carving, nature and wildlife photography, rustic metal sculpture and pottery.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following day. Park entry permit required.

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

2018-77436 Youth Hunter Education ChallengeSpecial 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

For more information about the program visit:’ http://yhec.nra.org

Nov
2
Sat
Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Classroom Course @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

•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 Friday, November 1, 2019, at 11:00am CDT.

All registrants for this event must be 11 years of age by November 2, 2019.
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.

•Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session;
•Those under 11 years of age will be required to complete the class in full following their 11th birthday. Online registration is only available to those ages 11 and older;
•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.

Nov
3
Sun
Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Classroom Course @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

•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 Friday, November 1, 2019, at 11:00am CDT.

All registrants for this event must be 11 years of age by November 2, 2019.
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.

•Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session;
•Those under 11 years of age will be required to complete the class in full following their 11th birthday. Online registration is only available to those ages 11 and older;
•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.

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