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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.

Jul
1
Mon
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms (.22 caliber provided) in our indoor ranges.

Post-camp mentored hunting experiences offered for graduates of this camp.

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
2
Tue
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms (.22 caliber provided) in our indoor ranges.

Post-camp mentored hunting experiences offered for graduates of this camp.

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
3
Wed
Learn to Hunt Camp @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification, tree stand safety, and conservation principles. Students will gain hands-on experience with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms (.22 caliber provided) in our indoor ranges.

Post-camp mentored hunting experiences offered for graduates of this camp.

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
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
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!

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

Nov
10
Tue
BOW- Beginning Nature Journaling @ Online ZOOM
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A nature journal can be an extremely powerful and individual tool to have! Not only will a nature journal unlock your creativity, but it can provide data from the past to help observe patterns, it helps students and adults understand the importance of good data collection, and reinforces the scientific process. All while, expressing art, reading, and writing skills.
Come join us as we investigate the beginnings of keeping a nature journal (digitally of course). We will explore what goes in a nature journal, beginning drawing and observation keeping skills.
To register for the event click the link below: https://outdoornebraska.zoom.us/…/tJIscOyopjMqHNdQAQeSy…
Once you are registered you will receive a confirmation email with more information, on the day and time of the event log on to view.
Have questions or want more information? Email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov
Nov
24
Tue
Hunting Happy Hour: Muzzleloader Deer Hunting @ Online
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cheers! Unravel the mystery, excitement and challenge of the hunt by joining Nebraska Game and Parks educators for an informal and interactive, virtual visit. This muzzleloader deer hunting Zoom-based get-together will give you the confidence and knowledge to seek out your own adventures this fall and beyond. Ideal for adults with little to zero experience, but interested in learning how. Attend one or several 60-minute Happy Hours from the comfort of your home or office.

Pre-registration is required! Register today at: http://outdoornebraska.gov/workshops/

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