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Jul
12
Fri
Ladies Lunch and Lesson @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 12 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Perfect for beginners, our Lunch and Lessons firearm series provides an introduction to different gun types – at a convenient time.

Fridays in July 11:15-12pm! This month, be sure to bring your sack lunch with you. Attend from one to all four sessions depending on your schedule. Each session will include a hands-on firearm activity.

July 12: Rifle (.22 caliber) – $20

July 19: Muzzleloader – $20

July 26: Pistol (.22 caliber) – $20

August 2: Shotgun – $20

Register for all four and receive $10 off!

Jul
19
Fri
Ladies Lunch and Lesson @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 19 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Perfect for beginners, our Lunch and Lessons firearm series provides an introduction to different gun types – at a convenient time.

Fridays in July 11:15-12pm! This month, be sure to bring your sack lunch with you. Attend from one to all four sessions depending on your schedule. Each session will include a hands-on firearm activity.

July 12: Rifle (.22 caliber) – $20

July 19: Muzzleloader – $20

July 26: Pistol (.22 caliber) – $20

August 2: Shotgun – $20

Register for all four and receive $10 off!

Jul
23
Tue
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill level. Activities include archery, firearms, fishing, hunting, hiking, survival skills, outdoor cooking, slingshot, primitive skills, and crafts.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
24
Wed
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill level. Activities include archery, firearms, fishing, hunting, hiking, survival skills, outdoor cooking, slingshot, primitive skills, and crafts.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
25
Thu
Outdoor Explorer’s Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This camp introduces a variety of outdoor programming for youth, from adventures and nature-based education to skill development. Participants will select their own path to follow each day based on their age, interests, and skill level. Activities include archery, firearms, fishing, hunting, hiking, survival skills, outdoor cooking, slingshot, primitive skills, and crafts.

Drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after. No extended hours are offered for this camp.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration; registration offered via our online system only this year.

Jul
26
Fri
Ladies Lunch and Lesson @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 26 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Perfect for beginners, our Lunch and Lessons firearm series provides an introduction to different gun types – at a convenient time.

Fridays in July 11:15-12pm! This month, be sure to bring your sack lunch with you. Attend from one to all four sessions depending on your schedule. Each session will include a hands-on firearm activity.

July 12: Rifle (.22 caliber) – $20

July 19: Muzzleloader – $20

July 26: Pistol (.22 caliber) – $20

August 2: Shotgun – $20

Register for all four and receive $10 off!

Aug
2
Fri
Ladies Lunch and Lesson @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 2 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Perfect for beginners, our Lunch and Lessons firearm series provides an introduction to different gun types – at a convenient time.

Fridays in July 11:15-12pm! This month, be sure to bring your sack lunch with you. Attend from one to all four sessions depending on your schedule. Each session will include a hands-on firearm activity.

July 12: Rifle (.22 caliber) – $20

July 19: Muzzleloader – $20

July 26: Pistol (.22 caliber) – $20

August 2: Shotgun – $20

Register for all four and receive $10 off!

Aug
10
Sat
.22 Steel Plate Challenge @ Platte River State Park
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Love to shoot? How about a little competition? Then this event is for you! Participants will be using .22 rimfire M&P sporter rifles to shoot at 5 steel plates at various distances.

The object is to shoot one shot at each plate in the fastest time possible. One plate (called the stop plate) sits on a red post; you will shoot that one last. Time is captured by an electronic timer when the rifle is fired. Each participant will shoot several rounds at each station.

For age 12 and up. Safety equipment, firearms and ammunition provided. Pre-registration is requested. For more information, register for this event here. https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/146309

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

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

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