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Jan
17
Wed
Intro to Archery for Homeschoolers: Jan-Feb @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Intro to Archery for Homeschoolers is a fun and perfect fit for young archers wanting to get involved in the sport of archery.

If you are looking for an introductory program to sign up for, we have what you need to get started! You’ll learn range safety, the fundamentals of archery shooting, the parts of a bow & arrow, plus play exciting games and earn achievement awards.

Ages 8 and over. Students should wear close-toed shoes only please.

Preregistration required/class size limited.

$40/student/8 week session; equipment included (personal equipment allowed)

Explore Archery: Wednesdays Jan-Feb @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Explore Archery (Archery for Beginners) is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery.

If you are new to the sport of archery and looking for an introductory program to sign up for, Explore Archery has what you need to get started! You’ll learn range safety, the fundamentals of archery shooting, and the parts of a bow & arrow, plus play exciting games and earn achievement awards.

Ages 8 and over.

Preregistration required/class size limited.

$40/student/8 week session; equipment included or bring your own

Jan
18
Thu
Introduction to Handgun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Introduction to Handgun course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely. In addition, this class has been designed as a small group setting with the instructor for students ages 16 and over.

Course covers:
• Handgun knowledge & safe handling
• Ammunition knowledge
• Fundamentals of handgun shooting
• Actual range practice
• Eye & ear protection, guns, & targets provided

This class is designed for the people with little to no knowledge of handguns, or those who are years out of practice and want a good refresher course starting at the beginning. The class will begin in the classroom discussing the different types of handguns and how to handle them safely, ammunition, and the fundamentals of handgun shooting.

The second portion of the class is spent on the range. The basics of stance, sight picture, and trigger control are emphasized to maximize success the first time out. After completing this class the goal is that participants will be prepared to safely use the range.

Required equipment: none; may bring your personal equipment if you have it (with 25 rounds of ammunition). Closed neck shirts and closed toe shoes are recommended.

Prerequisites: none

Cost: $45

Explore Archery: Thursdays Dec-Jan @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore Archery (Archery for Beginners) is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery.

If you are new to the sport of archery and looking for an introductory program to sign up for, Explore Archery has what you need to get started! You’ll learn range safety, the fundamentals of archery shooting, and the parts of a bow & arrow, plus play exciting games and earn achievement awards.

Ages 8 and over.

Preregistration required/class size limited.

$40/student/7 week session; equipment included or bring your own

Center Shot Academy (JOAD): Jan-Mar Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only.

This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will include achievement awards, skill training and games with focus being on skill development. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list above. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

Jan
19
Fri
Competitive Compound JOAD: Jan-Mar Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) course is tailored to compound archers. The class will meet once per week from 5-6:30 p.m. and each lesson will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a compound bow in competitive settings.

PREREQUISITES:
1. Personal compound equipment is required
2. Equipment should be fitted to the individual in terms of draw weight and length before the first class
3. Membership to USA Archery (https://webpoint.usarchery.org/wp/Memberships/Join.wp)

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list above. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

Jan
20
Sat
Family Ice Fishing Clinic @ Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of ice fishing at this Family Ice Fishing Clinic.

Game and Parks will host the on-ice clinic Jan. 20 at Lake Wanahoo SRA from 1 – 4 p.m.

Limited loaner equipment will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bait and instruction will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

A park entry permit is required. All fishing regulations apply.

Jan
22
Mon
Intermediate Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Jan-Mar Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Change in format this year! This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. The course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with focus on guiding each student in improvement at their own pace. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line.

No equipment required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

If seats are listed as available, students may register & join the class at any time except the last 4 weeks of the quarter. Allowances may be made at the discretion of the instructor. Full price still applies.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list above. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

Explore Rifle (Ages 8-10) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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 & learn how to help guide their new shooter.

Cost for 4 week series: $20/student

Registration closes January 7th. Minimum 4 students required to hold class. Participants must be preregistered, no walk-ins allowed. 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.

Beginner Junior Archery (JOAD) and Adult Archery Program: Jan-Mar Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Change in format this year! This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the beginner class is open to students who are new to JOAD or have only completed one quarter. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. The course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with focus on guiding each student in improvement at their own pace. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line.

No equipment required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class. Students should wear close-toed shoes only.

If seats are listed as available, students may register & join the class at any time except the last 4 weeks of the quarter. Allowances may be made at the discretion of the instructor. Full price still applies.

Class is usually not held the week of a major holiday. Check “Meeting on” list above. Class is canceled in the event or threat of an imminent severe weather warning.

$40/participant/quarter + membership in USA Archery

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