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Aug
3
Fri
Becoming an Outdoors Family Ponca State Park @ Ponca State Park
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 5 @ 8:00 am
Becoming an Outdoors Family Ponca State Park @ Ponca State Park

Join us for a Becoming an Outdoor Family (BOF) Camp at Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE. NGPC’s BOF camp is designed for new and novice campers who are looking to get started camping but need a bit of encouragement.  During the weekend families will stay in a tent (we will provide a tent if you need one) and experience a variety of outdoor fun. Kayaking, fishing,  archery and shooting sports, outdoor cooking over a campfire, Dutch ovens and Can cookers. That’s not all! Families will also explore the outdoors learning about nature, wildlife, aquatic life and the flora and fauna of the Platte Valley. Registration form can be found at the website outdoornebraska.gov/bof/

 

Aug
8
Wed
Introduction to Shooting @ Platte River State Park
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring the whole family* to the range this summer and learn to shoot. This class is intended for those new and novice shooters wanting to shoot in a family friendly educational facility. Participants will learn from experienced instructors on how to shoot safely and accurately. Firearms, archery equipment and safety gear will be provided.

Location: Outdoor Heritage Education Complex (OHEC)
at Platte River State Park
When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
• August 1 Rifles & Muzzleloaders
• August 8 Archery
• August 15 Shotgun
Fee: $15 per person per session
Age Requirement: 10 years & older
Other Information:

• Limited to the first 15 registrations per event (registration required)
• 2018 Park permit required
• Cancellation prior to one week may be refunded.

Learn more about the event and register

Aug
15
Wed
Introduction to Shooting @ Platte River State Park
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring the whole family* to the range this summer and learn to shoot. This class is intended for those new and novice shooters wanting to shoot in a family friendly educational facility. Participants will learn from experienced instructors on how to shoot safely and accurately. Firearms, archery equipment and safety gear will be provided.

Location: Outdoor Heritage Education Complex (OHEC)
at Platte River State Park
When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
• August 1 Rifles & Muzzleloaders
• August 8 Archery
• August 15 Shotgun
Fee: $15 per person per session
Age Requirement: 10 years & older
Other Information:

• Limited to the first 15 registrations per event (registration required)
• 2018 Park permit required
• Cancellation prior to one week may be refunded.

Learn more about the event and register

Aug
25
Sat
Arrow Building and Broadhead Seminar by Nebraska Traditional Archers (NTA) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Traditional archery and specifically wood arrows have withstood the test of time. They’re beautiful reminders of the old days of archery and bow hunting. When assembled properly and fit to your bow’s specifics, wood arrows can be impressive performers and it can be very gratifying to make your own. It takes practice, but it’s relatively simple to learn.

In this program we will be discussing the basics of how to get started building wood arrows. We’ll cover general knowledge of basic tools needed, wood shafting, straightening, fletching, tapering, and mounting points and broad-heads. Give it a shot, there’s nothing more satisfying than shooting wood arrows you crafted with your own two hands!

Participants will have the opportunity to construct an arrow. This is a demonstration on “how to.”

Presented by: Vince Smith – President of Nebraska Traditional Archers

$7/participant.

Aug
27
Mon
Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop @ Creighton University- Omaha
Aug 27 @ 5:54 pm – 6:54 pm

Pre-regisration is required for this event.  To register email your full name, affiliation, and grade levels(s) taught to: monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov

Both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD teach lessons such as life cycles, habitats, wildlife populations, biodiversity, land management, and human-wildlife interactions. Project WILD focuses on terrestrial habitats including prairie, forests, urban and farm land. Aquatic WILD focuses on aquatic habitats including rivers, lakes, oceans and wetlands.

In Nebraska, Project WILD workshops provide training for both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guides. Participants of Project WILD workshops can expect to learn not only content knowledge but also skills to implement activities into their setting. Workshops provide participants with both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guide.

Aug
28
Tue
Learn to Hunt – Dove @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dove hunting offers some of the fastest shooting of the entire fall. This FREE workshop covers opportunities for hunting this sporty bird, hunting strategies, equipment and more. Designed to improve confidence and expand knowledge for those with little to no experience, this workshop is open to anyone interested in becoming more successful at dove hunting.

Please preregister online!

Aug
30
Thu
Learn to Hunt – Bowhunting @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park - Theater
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bowhunting is a great way to take your archery experience to the next level. This FREE workshop is geared towards beginners and will cover everything you need to know to get started. Topics include equipment, techniques, strategies, and so much more.

Please pre-register online!

Sep
8
Sat
Learn to Hunt – Deer @ YMCA of the Prairie
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come to learn about the strategies, gear and techniques that will help in your pursuit of deer this Fall. Designed to improve confidence and expand knowledge for those with little to no experience this workshop is for anyone interested in becoming more successful!

Please pre-register online!

Sep
11
Tue
Introduction to NASP (Archery) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

If weren’t part of a school program during this past school year and want to become a part of our Fall NASP League (https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/121943), or just want to learn more about how the National Archery in the Schools program works, join us for this introductory clinic.

Open to youth who have completed 5th through 11th grade during the 2017-2018 school year.

$10/participant.

Sep
18
Tue
Learn to Hunt-Basic Hunting @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This FREE workshop covers an overview of everything you wanted to know about hunting in Nebraska. This class is designed to improve confidence and expand knowledge for those with little to no hunting experience.

Please pre-register online!

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