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Aug
17
Fri
Lewis & Clark SRA @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tracks! – Animals leave tracks everywhere they go. Join the park naturalist and take a look at all the different types of animal tracks and furs. Meet at the Park Office. Free.

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Park entry permit required.

Dutch Oven Bread @ Fremont Lakes SRA
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm

Bring a lawn chair and come join us for bread week!  Get ideas for Dutch oven baking. Samples and recipes!  Meet behind the park office.

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Park entry permit required.

Stargazing @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Aug 17 @ 8:19 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park for Stargazing May 18, June 22, July 20, August 17, and September 14, 2018.

The Omaha Astronomical Society and Prairie Astronomy Club will set up powerful telescopes for a glimpse of night sky spectaculars!

Stargazing begins at the Bur Oak Picnic Shelter across from the golf driving range from dusk to 11pm.  Weather permitting.

Alternate dates or rain outs are as follows:  May 19, June 23, July 21, August 18, and September 15.

A Park Entry Permit is required.

Download the event flyer:  Stargazing

Aug
18
Sat
3rd Annual Director’s Cup @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 18 all-day

The Third Annual Nebraska Game and Parks Director’s Cup Archery Tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at 8 a.m. at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., in Lincoln. The tournament is hosted by the Lincoln Archery Club, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Cabela’s.

Archers of all skill levels are invited to compete in the event, which is the only archery tournament of its kind in the region. The Director’s Cup is a fun and challenging competition featuring a unique Lake of the Woods format. Trophies and prizes will be awarded in each division, culminating in an exciting shoot-off to determine who will go home with the prestigious Director’s Cup trophy.

Lunch will be available on-site. For more information, email the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center or call the center at 402-471-6141. Archers must register on or before Aug. 10. If archers do not have their own equipment, bows and arrows will be available upon request.

Registration will open May 1, 2018 @ http://outdoornebraska.gov/directorscup/

 

Additional Details

Hosted by Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln Archery Club, and Cabela’s

*Lake of the Woods format shot on colored target faces at varying sizes.

*V-formation, 3 arrows per target with possible 600 points.

Shooting Classes

Cub Compound (11 and under) – Shoots 5-10-15-20-25 yards. A compound bow with any accessories. This includes both fingers and releases.

Cub Recurve (11 and under) – Shoots 5-10-15-20-25 yards. Any recurve or longbow (no cams or wheels) that is shot with fingers.

NASP (18 & under and enrolled in grades 4-12) – Shoots 5-10-15-20-25 yards.

Youth Compound (12-14) – Shoots 20-25-30-35 yards. A compound bow with any accessories. This includes both fingers and releases.

Youth Recurve (12-14) – Shoots 20-25-30-35 yards. Any recurve or long bow (no cams or wheels) that is shot with fingers.

Young Adult Compound (15-17) – Shoots 20-65 yards. A compound bow with any accessories. This includes both fingers and releases.

Young Adult Recurve (15- 17) – Shoots 20-65 yard.  Any recurve or long bow (no cams or wheels) that is shot with fingers.

Collegiate (with current college ID) – Shoots 20-65 yards. All equipment for this age group.

Adult (18 & over) – Shoots 20-65 yards. All equipment (please see others choices for this age group).

Adult Bowhunter Freestyle (18 & over) – Shoots 20-65 yards. A compound bow with release. Must have fixed pins. Sights will NOT be allowed to move once scoring begins.

Adult Traditional (18 & over) – Shoots 20-65 yards. Any recurve or longbow (no cams or wheels) that does not have sights or stabilizers and shot in fingers.

Adult Freestyle Limited Recurve (18 & over) – Shoots 20-65 yards. Recurve bow with sights and stabilizer and shot with fingers.

Championship (all ages) – Shoots 20-65 yards. All equipment for this age group.

Novice (Non-Competitive – all ages) – Shoots 20-65 yards. All equipment for this age group.

Costs/Awards

Cub – $20 / Medals

NASP – $25 / Medals

Youth – $25 / Medals

Young Adult – $30 / Medals

Collegiate – $30 / 70% payback; 1 per 3

Adult – $40 / 70% payback; 1 per 3

Novice – $30 Non Competitive

Championship – $60 / 70% payback; 1 per 3

Naturalist programming at Lewis & Clark @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Aug 18 all-day

2:00 PM: When I grow up!– What do you want to be when you grow up? Just like you, animals change as they grow up! Come learn about a few of the ways baby animals are different from adults. Meet at the Park Office. Free

6:30 PM: Evening Nature Walk!– Join us for a guided hike through the beautiful South Shore hiking trail. Meet at the South Shore parking lot. Must be 10 years of age or older. Free.

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Park entry permit required.

Nebraska Fish and Fishing @ Fremont Lakes SRA
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am

Learn about Nebraska fish, practice casting, and make a fish print. Meet at the shelter behind the park office.

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Park entry permit required.

Aug
19
Sun
Early Bird Catches the Worm @ Lewis & Clark SRA
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am

8:00 AM: Early Bird Catches the Worm –Look up to the sky. What do you see? Chances are you will see birds, and a lot of them! Birds are everywhere around us and learning to
identify birds is a fun way to get involved outside. Join the Park Naturalist for a short walk along the shoreline as we attempt to identify the birds commonly found in our park! Meet at swim beach. Free.

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Park entry permit required.

Boating Safety Course – Lincoln (Option A) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is the OPTION A class.  This is a full 6-hour classroom course.

NOTE:  Please bring a snack and a drink.

Aug
22
Wed
Wednesday Walkers @ Fremont SRA
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Meet outside the park office and we’ll walk through the park to look for birds and wildflowers, take photos and do nature journaling – wherever nature leads us. Every Wednesday through October 10th, except for July 4, August 8, and September 19.

Download event flier: Wednesday Walkers

Park entry permit required.

 

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.

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