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As of July 1, Game and Parks will begin hosting some educational and naturalist programs on a limited basis. Visitors to offices, interpretive centers, education centers, nature centers and indoor events are temporarily required to wear a face mask. Please visit outdoornebraska.org/healthinfo for more information.

Sep
3
Thu
The Science of Animal Headgear @ online
Sep 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The word headgear definitely does not ooze a sexy persona, but when it comes to animals and their “headgear” this may mean the difference between getting a mate, surviving, or even thriving in their environment.  Many animals in Nebraska have extensions on their head that can be adaptations used to help them in their environment.  Through this virtual event we will discuss different animals in Nebraska and the “headgear” they are sporting, this will include, but not be limited to antlers and horns, crests and crowns, antennae, feathery gills, etc.

This event is free however, pre-registration is required.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more information for the event. Then on the day and time of the event, use this link and the password from your email to join us!

Sep
5
Sat
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Sep 5 all-day

Join us for Living History at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park!

Park entry permit required.

Sep
6
Sun
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Sep 6 all-day

Join us for Living History at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park!

Park entry permit required.

Weigand Marina Parade of Lights-2020 @ Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join us at Lewis & Clark State Recreation Area for the 2nd Annual Weigand Marina Parade of Lights.  This years theme is “Pirate”.  If you don’t have a boat to register, bring your lawn chairs and blankets while practicing social distancing.

For complete information on the route of parade, download Lighted Boat Parade Route

To register for the Boat Parade of Lights, download the registration form: Registration Form

For more Information and Instructions, download Information

A Park Entry Permit is required.

Sep
10
Thu
The Science of Fossorial Animals @ Online
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s dark, it’s dirty, it’s quiet, it’s underground.  Animals that are adapted to living underground are known as fossorial animals.  These animals that live underground fulfill a niche in their environment increasing their chances of survival.  To live in the harsh, dark life underground animals have many physiological adaptations such as bad eyesight, small or no ears, claws and special skeletal adaptations.   In this webinar we will learn what fossorial animals live in Nebraska and how they have physically and behaviorally adapted to living in this interesting environment.

This event is free but requires pre-registration.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more information for the event. Then on the day and time of the event, use this link and the password from your email to join us!

Sep
12
Sat
Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

Bird Hike @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am

Enjoy Free Park Day by joining us for a guided bird hike! Pre-register by calling the Nature Center at 308-436-3777. Space is limited.

 

Park entry permit required.

Fishing To Go! @ Schramm Education Center
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

With admission to Schramm Education Center, guests will receive a “Fishing To Go Activities” kit which includes an activity page, Common Fishes of Nebraska booklet, knot tying instructions, para cord for practice and more. While supplies last, there will be fishing related posters, coloring pages and bookmarks available, too. Schramm Education Center is currently open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily with modified exhibits and reduced pricing. We ask that guests socially distance and wear a mask in the facility.

Explore Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Sep 12 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in connecting with the outdoors through hunting, but not sure how to get started? This class is for you! Our nine-week course is designed for beginners of all types – students do not need to have previous experience with archery or firearms.
Enhance your encounters with the outdoors by learning the basic skills used to get close to wildlife and interact with the natural world. Explore animal identification, behavior, calls, and tracking, plus scouting, outdoor preparedness, and ageless tricks to blend with the environment. Discover how hunting fits in to conservation efforts across the nation.
Stay safe by practicing with tree stands/safety harnesses and learning basic firearm and archery safety. Gain hands-on marksmanship experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms on our indoor ranges. By taking this class, students will have the foundation to successfully plan and conduct a hunt, as well as learn what to do after the shot.
Students will be able to earn their Firearm Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Course certificates through this class.
Ages 11 and over.
Students will be outside for potions of the class. We recommend that participants bring (labeled) personal sunscreen, bug spray, hat/sunglasses, and water. Students may bring their own compound bow if they have one.

Sep
15
Tue
GSSF Indoor League Series – Match 2 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration for the Outdoor Education Center’s GSSF Indoor League Series – Match 2 on September 15 -or- 19, 2020. For this series, each match will be offered on two dates – attend on whichever day works best for your schedule (Tuesday or Saturday).

This match resumes the League Series that began February 25/29.

Our third (final) match for this series will be on October 6/10. Competitors must shoot in two out of the three available matches (February, September, October) to be eligible for prizes.

Competitors may shoot up to 4 divisions – Stock, Unlimited, Pocket, and Rimfire. For division descriptions, see below. First entry per date is $20, second is $10, third is $5, and fourth is $5. Secondary entries in the same division are $5 each and may only be registered for on-site.

This match will follow GSSF’s ‘Original’ course of fire for Stock, Unlimited, and Rimfire and ‘Option E’ for Pocket. For target, distance, rounds, and timing specifications, see PDF under Extra Details at left.

All competitors in the GSSF Indoor League Series must be GSSF Members and compete using Glocks that conform to Stock, Unlimited, Pocket, and/or Rimfire division rules. Memberships may be applied for or renewed on the day of the match.

Tuesday, September 15th: Check in available starting at 1 pm; check in closes at 6:30 pm.

Saturday, September 19th: Check in available starting at 8 am; check in closes at 11:30 am.

Due to social distancing measures, a reduced number of lanes will be available. Preregister to schedule a check in (squadding) time. Competitors will otherwise be squadded according to arrival time, but may have to wait enter the facility/range.

If possible, please complete the attached GSSF Membership, Registration, & Waiver form ahead of time to submit during check in. (Available under Extra Details on this page.)

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

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