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Nebraska Game and Parks to offer women’s hunter education courses

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will offer several hunter education courses across the state specifically for women this fall.

This classes, which are presented as part of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, give women the chance to learn the basics of hunter safety and gain hands-on firearm and archery experience in a fun, safe environment among like-minded women. All courses will be led by women who are experienced hunters and certified volunteer hunter education instructors.

“Women’s participation in hunting and shooting sports is growing rapidly,” said Julia Plugge, who coordinates the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “These classes will offer a fun and educational setting for female students who would like to earn their hunter education certification, grow their knowledge, refine their hunting and shooting skills and gain confidence to move forward as a safe and ethical hunter.”

Upcoming courses are:

— Hunter Education Course: Sept. 9, 10, 11, 14 (participants must attend all four days), Schramm Education Center, Louisville

— Hunter Education Course: Sept. 20-21 (participants must attend both days), American Legion Club, Bassett

— Hunt Safe Session: Oct. 26, Ponca State Park, Ponca

— Hunt Safe Session: Oct. 26, Maxwell Gun Club, Maxwell

For more information on each class, or to register, visit OutdoorNebraska.org/BOW.

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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