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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
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
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!

Sep
22
Sat
Learn to Hunt – Predator @ YMCA of the Prairie
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Predator calling is one of the most exciting hunts. Come to learn about the many techniques used to hunt these elusive creatures. This workshop will focus on coyote, bobcat, fox and raccoon hunting. Participants will learn how to use game calls, scout for success, critter biology and much more.

Workshop will be taught by Troy Hornaman (NWTF) | Cost: $10 per adult and $5 per child.

Please pre-register online!

Sep
29
Sat
2018 Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational @ Pressey Wildlife Management Area (17 miles south of Broken Bow, NE)
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am

Join us for the 2018 Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational, the longest running organized youth shooting event in Nebraska.

This is a free competition, open to all youth age 11 or older who have successfully completed Hunter Education and who have not yet graduated from high school. Proof of Hunter Education completion is required.

All first-time shooters at the event will receive one free box of .22 ammo!

Range will open for practice at 7:30 a.m. Matches will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude mid-afternoon. Competitors will be grouped in various classes according to age, rifle weight, sight type and experience level, competing against others in their own class. Individuals and teams are encouraged to enter. Trophies or medals will be awarded to the winners of each class.

Only equipment authorized by NRA Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Rules will be permitted. Shooters should bring their own rifle and ammunition – Standard or High Velocity .22 short, long or long rifle. No Stingers or Ultra High Velocity ammo allowed.

Bring the whole family! Lunch available on-site.

Registration opens July 1, 2018.

Oct
2
Tue
Learn to Hunt-Waterfowl @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This FREE workshop covers an overview of hunting waterfowl. You will learn about hunting strategies, needed equipment and more from Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Wildlife Experts, Mark Vrtiska & Matt Haugen. Designed to improve confidence and expand knowledge for those with little to no experience, this workshop is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about waterfowl hunting.

Please pre-register online!

Oct
4
Thu
Wild Game Cooking Presentation @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center as we welcome Hank Shaw for his first-ever event in Nebraska. He will be talking about how to get more out of your wild game – focusing on upland birds. This is a chance to get some tips and pick up some new techniques for prepping and cooking your game and fish, and get a signed cookbook. This event is free to attend, and a portion of the proceeds of every cookbook sold goes to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever to support habitat restoration.

Learn more about Hank Shaw at https://honest-food.net/

 

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