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Jan
5
Sun
Shootout at Salt Creek – January @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 5 @ 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

Jan
9
Thu
Rimfire Rifle League (Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 9 @ 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

Jan
16
Thu
Rimfire Rifle League (Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 16 @ 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

Jan
23
Thu
Rimfire Rifle League (Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 23 @ 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

Jan
30
Thu
Rimfire Rifle League (Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 30 @ 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

Feb
1
Sat
Beyond BOW – Outdoor Survival Skills @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learning how to prepare for adventures (expected or unexpected) without modern conveniences is a worthy challenge. This class will show you a few essential skills that can come in handy when something doesn’t go according to plan, or if you are looking to add a little “wild” to your next camping trip.

Techniques covered in this class come in handy for single day outdoor trips, more extended hiking excursions, and travel emergencies.

Topics covered include essential tool kits, fire building, water resources, nutrition, hypothermia, and basic first aid supplies. Each student will receive a basic survival kit.

Portions of the class may take place outside, please dress for the weather. No prior experience needed! Instructed by Ross Young. $10/participant.

This class is currently full. If you would like to put your name on the waitlist, please click the link below.

https://apm.activecommunities.com/ngpc/Activity_Search/453

Feb
2
Sun
Shootout at Salt Creek – February @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 2 @ 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

Feb
3
Mon
Beyond BOW – Intro to Handgun Series @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 3 @ 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.

Feb
5
Wed
Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 5 @ 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
6
Thu
Rimfire Rifle League (Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Feb 6 @ 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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