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Shootout at Salt Creek – December 8:45 am
Shootout at Salt Creek – December @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 1 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Shootout at Salt Creek is an indoor cowboy action competition series. Competitors use Old West style pistols, rifles, and shotguns to complete the course of fire. Events are held the first Sunday of the month[...]
Women’s Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Classroom Course 12:00 pm
Women’s Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Classroom Course @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This will be a fun and educational setting for female students who would like to earn their hunter education certificates of completion for both Firearm and Bowhunter. The course will be taught by exciting, dedicated[...]
Enchant 4:00 pm
Enchant @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visit Ash Hollow State Historical Park for an unique and enchanting experience! Each Saturday and Sunday in November from noon to 5pm visit the museum at Ash Hollow for a high end vintage clothing exhibit[...]
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Archery 1 – JOAD 6:30 pm
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 2 @ 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[...]
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Center Fire Challenge League (Fall Series) 5:00 pm
Center Fire Challenge League (Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 3 @ 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[...]
Archery 2 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 3 @ 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[...]
Learn to Hunt – Predator 6:00 pm
Learn to Hunt – Predator @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Predator calling is one of the most exciting hunts. Join Nebraska Game and Parks staff to learn about the many techniques used to hunt these elusive creatures. This workshop will focus on coyote, bobcat, fox[...]
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Pearl Harbor Exhibit 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Exhibit @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Visit Fort Atkinson State Historical Park to join in honoring and remembering the 78th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. On display at the Visitor’s Center will be Pearl Harbor artifacts, pictures, uniforms, and[...]
College Night on the Range 8:30 pm
College Night on the Range @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 4 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Take a break from the books this semester and pick up a bow at the Outdoor Education Center’s College Night on the Range. All college-age students shoot for only $5! This includes instruction and equipment[...]
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Pearl Harbor Exhibit 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Exhibit @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Visit Fort Atkinson State Historical Park to join in honoring and remembering the 78th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. On display at the Visitor’s Center will be Pearl Harbor artifacts, pictures, uniforms, and[...]
Rimfire Pistol League (Late Fall Series) 5:00 pm
Rimfire Pistol League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 5 @ 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[...]
Rimfire Rifle League (Late Fall Series) 5:00 pm
Rimfire Rifle League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 5 @ 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[...]
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Pearl Harbor Exhibit 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Exhibit @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Visit Fort Atkinson State Historical Park to join in honoring and remembering the 78th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. On display at the Visitor’s Center will be Pearl Harbor artifacts, pictures, uniforms, and[...]
Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) 5:30 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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[...]
Christmas at the Codys 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa. Adults: $8,[...]
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Christmas in the Woods
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 7 all-day
Seasonal educational activities including old-fashioned holiday crafts, lighted hayrack rides, free cookies and hot cider, sledding hill, groomed cross country ski trails (snow permitting), and Snowman Building Contest. Download event flyer for December 7th: December[...]
Light Up the Fort
Light Up the Fort @ Fort Robinson State Park
Dec 7 – Dec 31 all-day
Join us at the Fort for a twinkling display of decorations throughout the month of the December! Park entry permit required.
FIRST SHOTS Pistol 9:00 am
FIRST SHOTS Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Take your first shots with us! The biggest challenge for new shooters is getting started. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy – and, best of all, it’s only $10! At a First[...]
Nebraska Hunt Safe Session 10:00 am
Nebraska Hunt Safe Session @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Students ages 11 through 15 who have completed Hunter-ed and/or Bowhunter-ed online courses must attend the Hunt Safe Session in order to be issued a certificate of completion. If you’ve completed the online course in[...]
Kids Christmas Bird Count 10:00 am
Kids Christmas Bird Count @ Lake Minatare State Recreation Area
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am
Come on out to Lake Minatare to explore that birds that call this area home during the summer. We will meet at the Scouts Cabin and will walk around the lake identifying migrating birds. Join[...]
Pearl Harbor Exhibit 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Exhibit @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Visit Fort Atkinson State Historical Park to join in honoring and remembering the 78th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. On display at the Visitor’s Center will be Pearl Harbor artifacts, pictures, uniforms, and[...]
Queen Quest 11:00 am
Queen Quest @ Denton Prairie
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Have you ever wondered where queen bumble bees spend the winter? We have too! All across North America people will be participating in Queen Quest to search for sleepy queen bumble bees! This information will[...]
Christmas at the Codys 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa. Adults: $8,[...]
Historical Christmas Dinner 6:00 pm
Historical Christmas Dinner @ Fort Robinson State Park
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm
Join us at the Buffalo Barracks at Fort Robinson State Park for a seven course meal based off an original menus from an active military period at Fort Robinson. Tickets go on sale at 8am[...]
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Pearl Harbor Exhibit 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Exhibit @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Visit Fort Atkinson State Historical Park to join in honoring and remembering the 78th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. On display at the Visitor’s Center will be Pearl Harbor artifacts, pictures, uniforms, and[...]
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Archery 1 – JOAD 6:30 pm
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 9 @ 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[...]
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Center Fire Challenge League (Fall Series) 5:00 pm
Center Fire Challenge League (Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 10 @ 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[...]
Archery 2 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 10 @ 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[...]
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College Night on the Range 8:30 pm
College Night on the Range @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Take a break from the books this semester and pick up a bow at the Outdoor Education Center’s College Night on the Range. All college-age students shoot for only $5! This includes instruction and equipment[...]
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NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training 9:00 am
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Thursday Dec 12 9am-1:30pm Tuesday Dec 17 9am-1:30pm The Range Safety Officer (RSO) course content consists of RSO’s roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and[...]
Rimfire Pistol League (Late Fall Series) 5:00 pm
Rimfire Pistol League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 12 @ 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[...]
Rimfire Rifle League (Late Fall Series) 5:00 pm
Rimfire Rifle League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 12 @ 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[...]
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Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) 5:30 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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[...]
Christmas at the Codys 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa. Adults: $8,[...]
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Christmas in the Woods
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 14 all-day
Seasonal educational activities including old-fashioned holiday crafts, lighted hayrack rides, free cookies and hot cider, sledding hill, groomed cross country ski trails (snow permitting), and Snowman Building Contest. Download event flyer for December 7th: December[...]
Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors 10:00 am
Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am
Come and help us create fun nature crafts that will dress up the Nature Center or your own homes for the winter season!  Contact the Nature Center at 308-436-3777 for more information.  Park entry permit required.
USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification 12:00 pm
USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are[...]
Classic Christmas 1:30 pm
Classic Christmas @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Dec 14 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a Christmas celebration featuring pictures taken with Santa by NebraskaLAND photographers. Sugar cookie decorating, winter crafts, and trolley rides through the park will also be available. Hot chocolate Bar provided by Caddy’s[...]
Christmas at the Codys 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa. Adults: $8,[...]
NFAA 300 6:00 pm
NFAA 300 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Indoor Target Archery Competition: NFAA 300 (12 ends of 5 arrows) Check in begins at 5 pm; shooting begins at 6 pm. MEMBERSHIP The tournament is open to all NFAA members as well as archers[...]
Christmas at the Bowring 6:00 pm
Christmas at the Bowring @ Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come celebrate the season at Bowring Ranch with a rib eye steak dinner with the trimmings, live music by the Twin River Band and door prizes. Reserve tickets in advance by calling 308-684-3428 or 308-684-3450.[...]
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Women’s Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Classroom Course 12:00 pm
Women’s Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Classroom Course @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This will be a fun and educational setting for female students who would like to earn their hunter education certificates of completion for both Firearm and Bowhunter. The course will be taught by exciting, dedicated[...]
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Archery 1 – JOAD 6:30 pm
Archery 1 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 16 @ 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[...]
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NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training 9:00 am
NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Thursday Dec 12 9am-1:30pm Tuesday Dec 17 9am-1:30pm The Range Safety Officer (RSO) course content consists of RSO’s roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and[...]
GSSF Indoor League Series – Match 3 1:00 pm
GSSF Indoor League Series – Match 3 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Registration for the Outdoor Education Center?s GSSF Indoor League Series – Match 3 on December 19, 2019. Competitors must shoot in two out of the three available matches to be eligible for prizes. Competitors may[...]
Archery 2 – JOAD 6:00 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 17 @ 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[...]
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Christmas Bird Count 6:00 am
Christmas Bird Count @ Ponca State Park
Dec 18 @ 6:00 am
Christmas Bird Count @ Ponca State Park
Each Christmas season since the early 1900’s, the National Audubon Society, dedicated to the conservation of birds and the habitats on which they depend, has sponsored a citizen science Christmas Bird Count. Ponca State Park[...]
College Night on the Range 8:30 pm
College Night on the Range @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Take a break from the books this semester and pick up a bow at the Outdoor Education Center’s College Night on the Range. All college-age students shoot for only $5! This includes instruction and equipment[...]
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Rimfire Pistol League (Late Fall Series) 5:00 pm
Rimfire Pistol League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 19 @ 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[...]
Rimfire Rifle League (Late Fall Series) 5:00 pm
Rimfire Rifle League (Late Fall Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 19 @ 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[...]
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Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) 5:30 pm
Archery 2 – JOAD (Compound) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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[...]
Christmas at the Codys 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa. Adults: $8,[...]
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Christmas in the Woods
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 21 all-day
Seasonal educational activities including old-fashioned holiday crafts, lighted hayrack rides, free cookies and hot cider, sledding hill, groomed cross country ski trails (snow permitting), and Snowman Building Contest. Download event flyer for December 7th: December[...]
FIRST SHOTS Pistol 9:00 am
FIRST SHOTS Pistol @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Take your first shots with us! The biggest challenge for new shooters is getting started. First Shots makes getting started in shooting very easy – and, best of all, it’s only $10! At a First[...]
Yule Log Festival 12:00 pm
Yule Log Festival @ Platte River State Park
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Enjoy the beautiful season of the park with friends and family at this Yule Log Festival. Beginning at noon there will be activities such as pine cone bird feeder making, marshmallow roasting, time with Santa,[...]
Try Archery 1:00 pm
Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Want to see what archery is all about? Never held a bow before? Not sure where to begin? Try Archery is your place to start! This easy-going program covers basic range rules and procedures, along[...]
Christmas at the Codys 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa. Adults: $8,[...]
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Christmas at the Codys 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Codys @ Buffalo Bill State Historical Park
Dec 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The event includes a tour through the mansion with entertainment in the parlor, cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts, a hayride through the grounds, a tour through the barn and a visit with Santa. Adults: $8,[...]
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EARLY CLOSURE – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC
EARLY CLOSURE – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 24 all-day
The Outdoor Education Center’s indoor ranges will close early (5 p.m.) to public use December 24, 2019. The outdoor archery range is not affected by this closure.
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CLOSED – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC
CLOSED – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 25 all-day
The Outdoor Education Center’s indoor ranges will be closed to public use December 25, 2019. The outdoor archery range is not affected by this closure.
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8th Annual Winterfest
8th Annual Winterfest @ Ponca State Park
Dec 28 all-day
This outdoor family tradition features a Yule Log Quest, the National Championship Fruitcake Fling, seasonal crafts, lighted hayrack rides and more. Contact Ponca State Park for additional details at 402-755-2284.
Try Archery 1:00 pm
Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Want to see what archery is all about? Never held a bow before? Not sure where to begin? Try Archery is your place to start! This easy-going program covers basic range rules and procedures, along[...]
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Women’s Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Classroom Course 12:00 pm
Women’s Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Classroom Course @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This will be a fun and educational setting for female students who would like to earn their hunter education certificates of completion for both Firearm and Bowhunter. The course will be taught by exciting, dedicated[...]
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EARLY CLOSURE – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC
EARLY CLOSURE – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 31 all-day
The Outdoor Education Center’s indoor ranges will close early (5 p.m.) to public use December 31, 2019. The outdoor archery range is not affected by this closure.
First Day Hike 11:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Mormon Island State Recreation Area
Dec 31 2019 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 1:00 am
Enjoy a warm bonfire and friendly conversation and then take off on a Midnight Hike along Mormon Island State Recreation Area’s Platte River Trail led by the Park Superintendent. Experience sounds and senses that the[...]
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