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Bowfishing Mentor Program at Ponca SP

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Wyatt Verzani of Martinsburg bowfishing with mentor Zack Hammack during the Bowfishing Mentor Program at Ponca State Park.

The Bowfishing Mentor Program at Ponca State Park is currently open for registration. The course will be taught over four nights, June 4, 11, 18 and 19 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Limited to 25 registrants, students must be 10 years old as of January 1, 2015. Students will learn basic bowfishing skills, including knowledge on archery equipment; how to find, identify, and shoot fish; and cleaning and cooking fish.

The program is sponsored by the Nebraska Big Game Conservation Association and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Program is free and most gear will be provided. Participants should bring insect repellent, sunscreen and polarized sunglasses.

Ponca State Park is located at 88090 State Spur 26E, Ponca, NE 68770. To register, contact Nick Tramp, nicktramp@myunitedagent.com.

About Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

NEBRASKAland Associate Editor Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and moved to the United States with her parents in 1992. She graduated from Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, California, in 2008 and completed her bachelor’s degree at UCLA in 2012. Wheatley was editor-in-chief for her high school newspaper and continued to write in college, freelancing for various publications, the Tiger Woods Foundation and writing for her blog FoodForHunters.com. After graduating college, she moved to Nebraska in early 2013 to join the Commission as Regional Editor at NEBRASKAland Magazine. She then became associate editor in 2015. Wheatley enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and wild game cooking.

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