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Archery, Shooting Events Available for Women in June

LINCOLN – Women interested in learning all aspects of archery shooting are invited to participate in a series of classes this summer at Platte River State Park.

The Beyond Becoming and Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will host classes each Wednesday in June from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. The cost is $5 per class. A park entry permit is required.

The class schedule: June 3 – Introduction to Archery; June 10 – Shopping for Women’s Bows; June 17 – Tuning Your Bow; June 24 – Fun with Archery.

Bows will be provided to participants who do not bring their own equipment. Participants may register for any or all of the classes.

Women will have an additional opportunity to explore shooting sports June 6 with the Beyond BOW Ladies Afternoon at the Range from 1-5 p.m. at the Weeping Water Gun Club. There, women can learn how to shoot and increase their knowledge of rifles, handguns, shotguns and bows in a fun, friendly environment. The cost is $25. Equipment will be provided to participants who do not bring their own, but those who bring their own must provide their ammunition.

Women must be at least 18 years of age for the shooting events.

For more information or to register for any event, visit http://www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov/Education/Programs/bow/outdoor-workshops.asp.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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