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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.

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

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

Mar
28
Sat
Learn to Mushroom Hunt @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for this beginner’s class covering the basics of mushroom hunting, identification, and common mushrooms of Nebraska. After just one class, you could add this popular activity to your next outdoor adventure!

Instructed by local mushroom expert Tersh Kepler. Seats are limited and tend to go fast, so reserve your spot today.

Tersh Kepler has over 50 years of morel mushroom hunting experience and can teach the most successful techniques and tips to make any level hunter increase their yield in the woods. Tersh is also the founder of Morel Mushroom Supply, specializing in everything an avid morel hunter would need from special mesh morel carry bags to custom morel carvings, hiking sticks, and so much more. See more at www.morelmushroomsupply.com.

Apr
4
Sat
CANCELED – Beyond BOW – Outdoor Survival Skills @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

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.

Apr
7
Tue
CANCELED – Learn to Mushroom Hunt @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Join us for this beginner’s class covering the basics of mushroom hunting, identification, and common mushrooms of Nebraska. After just one class, you could add this popular activity to your next outdoor adventure!

Instructed by local mushroom expert Tersh Kepler. Seats are limited and tend to go fast, so reserve your spot today.

Tersh Kepler has over 50 years of morel mushroom hunting experience and can teach the most successful techniques and tips to make any level hunter increase their yield in the woods. Tersh is also the founder of Morel Mushroom Supply, specializing in everything an avid morel hunter would need from special mesh morel carry bags to custom morel carvings, hiking sticks, and so much more. See more at www.morelmushroomsupply.com.

Jun
23
Tue
CANCELED – Wilderness Survival Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Learning how to prepare for adventures (expected or unexpected) without modern conveniences is a worthy challenge. This camp will teach participants essential skills that can come in handy when something doesn’t go according to plan, or might be particularly fun to try on a camping trip.

Participants will gain knowledge useful for single day outdoor trips, more extended hiking excursions, and/or travel emergencies.

Topics covered include fire building, wildlife identification, hunting skills, outdoor cooking, water resources, hiking, shelter building, essential supplies, and first aid.

If extended care* options are not selected, drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after.

*Extended care is available for participants needing to be dropped off earlier than 8:15 am and/or picked up after 4:15 pm. Extended care is $5 per morning or evening option and offers the opportunity for quiet self-guided activities. Participants may bring meals/snacks, books, etc.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration.

Notes:
Withdrawals with refunds may be requested up to 30 days before first date of camp, less the registration fee of $45. Immediate online refunds will be refunded to your credit card (allow 10 days for processing). Other refunds can be requested as a check (may take 6-8 weeks to process) or as credit on your account (processed immediately). Within 30 days of camp withdrawals may be requested but refunds are unavailable.

Jun
24
Wed
CANCELED – Wilderness Survival Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Learning how to prepare for adventures (expected or unexpected) without modern conveniences is a worthy challenge. This camp will teach participants essential skills that can come in handy when something doesn’t go according to plan, or might be particularly fun to try on a camping trip.

Participants will gain knowledge useful for single day outdoor trips, more extended hiking excursions, and/or travel emergencies.

Topics covered include fire building, wildlife identification, hunting skills, outdoor cooking, water resources, hiking, shelter building, essential supplies, and first aid.

If extended care* options are not selected, drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after.

*Extended care is available for participants needing to be dropped off earlier than 8:15 am and/or picked up after 4:15 pm. Extended care is $5 per morning or evening option and offers the opportunity for quiet self-guided activities. Participants may bring meals/snacks, books, etc.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration.

Notes:
Withdrawals with refunds may be requested up to 30 days before first date of camp, less the registration fee of $45. Immediate online refunds will be refunded to your credit card (allow 10 days for processing). Other refunds can be requested as a check (may take 6-8 weeks to process) or as credit on your account (processed immediately). Within 30 days of camp withdrawals may be requested but refunds are unavailable.

Jun
25
Thu
CANCELED – Wilderness Survival Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Learning how to prepare for adventures (expected or unexpected) without modern conveniences is a worthy challenge. This camp will teach participants essential skills that can come in handy when something doesn’t go according to plan, or might be particularly fun to try on a camping trip.

Participants will gain knowledge useful for single day outdoor trips, more extended hiking excursions, and/or travel emergencies.

Topics covered include fire building, wildlife identification, hunting skills, outdoor cooking, water resources, hiking, shelter building, essential supplies, and first aid.

If extended care* options are not selected, drop-off is no earlier than 15 minutes before camp and pick-up is no later than 15 minutes after.

*Extended care is available for participants needing to be dropped off earlier than 8:15 am and/or picked up after 4:15 pm. Extended care is $5 per morning or evening option and offers the opportunity for quiet self-guided activities. Participants may bring meals/snacks, books, etc.

Please contact us at 402-471-6141 if you experience difficulty with registration. Payment required at time of registration.

Notes:
Withdrawals with refunds may be requested up to 30 days before first date of camp, less the registration fee of $45. Immediate online refunds will be refunded to your credit card (allow 10 days for processing). Other refunds can be requested as a check (may take 6-8 weeks to process) or as credit on your account (processed immediately). Within 30 days of camp withdrawals may be requested but refunds are unavailable.

Aug
22
Sat
Ladies Day at the Range-Steel Plate Challenge @ Weeping Water Gun Club
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is concerned for its citizen’s health and safety. The following measures will be in place for this event; Participants should bring their own personal eye & ear protection. We will have eye and ear protection, new in package, on hand for a small fee. Staff and volunteers will wear cloth masks and gloves when handling firearms. Staff, volunteers and participants will maintain a 6 foot distance from other participants and other participants not in family/friend groups. Participants must bring their own firearms and ammo .22 LR ONLY (handgun or rifle)

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