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The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. As such, the Commission is cancelling all group events and programs through June 1 or until further notice. Please visit outdoornebraska.org/healthinfo for more information.
Apr
4
Sat
Orienteering Race – Angry Cow Adventures @ Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CANCELLED.

Angry Cow Adventures – Orienteering Race

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Location–Day Use Area (Rock Creek Station SHP 57426 710th Road, Fairbury, NE)
Check in–9:00am  Start–10:00am

Maps, info, and any map help at check in. Some of maps will be pre-plotted but there will be some plotting.

Fees–$45 Fees include–shirts, food, awards. Registration closes March 16.

Park entry permit required.

 

Beyond BOW – Outdoor Survival Skills @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 4 @ 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.

Apr
6
Mon
Beyond BOW – After the Harvest Turkey Processing Workshop @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

So you have harvested a turkey. Now you need to know how to prepare it for the table and make fan display!

This workshop will walk you through the steps of cleaning and removing the meat from a wild turkey. Class will also cover how to display a gobbler’s tail and beard. Learn helpful ideas for cooking wild turkey easier than you imagined, and lead to better tasting meals!

First 10 registered will receive a free game cleaning knife set sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

$10/participant

Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This basic USA Archery class is open to students who are new to JOAD or who are still working to advance to Archery 2. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Our Center Shot Archery Academy course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with a 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. Archery 1 students have the opportunity to shoot for their green and purple pins during select class sessions. Over the course of the quarter, students will advance their scoring skills, learn about competition etiquette, and work to achieve the pins and techniques needed to advance to the next level.

No equipment is required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class.

If seats are listed as available, students may register and 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.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites: None (Explore Archery recommended)

Apr
7
Tue
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Special offer! If you are brand new to our Center Shot Academy JOAD program, call us at 402-471-6141 about our 20% registration discount just for you! (Only valid for the new Tuesday section.)

This basic USA Archery class is open to students who are new to JOAD or who are still working to advance to Archery 2. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not required.

Our Center Shot Archery Academy course includes achievement awards, skill training, and games with a 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. Archery 1 students have the opportunity to shoot for their green and purple pins during select class sessions. Over the course of the quarter, students will advance their scoring skills, learn about competition etiquette, and work to achieve the pins and techniques needed to advance to the next level.

No equipment is required, but personal equipment is allowed for some portions of the class.

If seats are listed as available, students may register and 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.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites: None (Explore Archery recommended)

Centerfire Challenge League (Spring Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

This league will provide fun and exciting pistol shooting for all skill levels, in a competitive but relaxed setting. Ages 14 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Shooters will provide their own handgun and ammunition. This league runs for 8 weeks, with scores for each evening and a cumulative score for the series.

Course of fire:

2 strings of 5 rounds in 10 seconds at 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 yards – 50 shots total.

AP-1 target (23″ X 35″).

Participants may arrive and start any time between 5-7:15 pm.

Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Center Shot Archery Academy intermediate level class is open to students who have previously been enrolled at the intermediate level OR have achieved the listed prerequisites.

Lessons will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a bow in recreational and competitive settings. Each session includes a short lesson and coaching while students are on the line. Students will receive their own copy of the National Training System (NTS) shot cycle, a stretch band, a string bow, and a finger sling.

No personal equipment is required, but should start to be considered.

Ages 8 and over.

Prerequisites:
– Name at least four steps of the NTS Shot Cycle
– Earn at least 4 pins (white pin) in any discipline

Learn to Mushroom Hunt @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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
9
Thu
Rimfire Pistol League (Spring Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Join us for this popular league for pistol enthusiasts of all skill levels. Pick from optical (red dot/scope) or metallic sight divisions, depending on your equipment.

Scores for each evening and a cumulative score for the 8 week series offer plenty of opportunity to get in on the action.

Course of fire: Target B-33, 50 rounds total in 15 minutes. Start at 5 yards – 15 rounds; 15 yards – 20 rounds; 25 yards – 15 rounds.

Minors ages 12-18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Shooters provide their own .22 pistol and ammunition.

Participants may arrive and start any time between 5-7:15 pm.

$45/participant/series

Rimfire Rifle League (Spring Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

This rifle shooting league will be fun and exciting for shooters of all ages and skill levels. There will be scoped and iron sight divisions. Shooters will provide their own .22 rifle and ammunition.

This league runs for 8 weeks, with scores for each evening and a cumulative score for the series.

Participants may arrive and start any time between 5:00-7:15 p.m.

Ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

$45/participant/series

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