Home » Lock, Stock and Bedlam (page 19)

Lock, Stock and Bedlam

Families on Target

Hey folks, join Hershy and me August 29 from 6-8pm at the Lincoln Shooting Park located at 44th and Superior in Lincoln, Nebraska (enter through Lincoln Trap and Skeet) for an evening of FREE food and archery fun!   We will have the archery range ready for everyone to shoot bulls-eye targets, 3D animal targets (some unique targets), the aerial archery machine will give you the chance to shoot targets out of the sky and free hotdogs and Gatorade. We will …

Read More »

New Shooting Range App

I just had to tell you about a new shooting range app from the National Shooting Sports Foundation that helps you find a place to shoot.  It is available for the i-phone or Android system and really works neat.  Along with shooting range locations, it has shooting tips, videos and other resources for shooters.  Best part is its FREE!  You can find it at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/where-to-shoot/id647304891?mt=8

Read More »

The Sanity of Camping

Spent the other night basking in the magnifique of Bluestem Lake with the camper and friends and man was that time well spent. Funny how a campfire, some good food and friends can help clear the mind and warm the soul. There is still plenty of camping opportunity this summer and with the weather we have been having I cannot imagine not getting out. Camping is a “sport” made for 60 degree night temps and luckily we have that. I …

Read More »

Finding Time

Man this summer has gone by quickly.  With summer camps, shooting competitions, major conferences and several odds and ends, June-July and a bit of August have just disappeared.  So, in the last few weeks I have taken on the challenge to sneak away from my responsibilities and spend some time outdoors with family as best as I can.  The first such outing included the Nebraska Bowhunters Association Jamboree.  This event allows you to wander the National Forest near Halsey to …

Read More »

Hunts I’m Planning For This Fall

It is about this time every year I get a bit antsy….my wife calls it miserable. The first open hunting season looming at the start of next month gets me a bit crazy. I have gone an entire month without chasing a critter…Its tough on the soul. Throughout July I like to finalize plans for fall hunts. It gets me through to the opener of squirrel season. Each year I will take to the squirrel woods with a single action …

Read More »

A Great Independence Day

I hope each and everyone one is having an enjoyable Independence Weekend celebration.  I know many are hitting the State Parks or camping in recreation areas across Nebraska and with this weather….Let’s just say it could not get any better!  I spent the 4th of July morning hosting my neighborhoods annual family fishing program and it was a blast.  I always enjoy getting young families outdoors.  Kids dig it!  They love to fishy, play in the water, catch bugs, and …

Read More »

The Few….The Proud

Attention Hunters!  Each year, we host training for a few passionate folks who want to “give back” to the sport they cherish.  Below are two such opportunities.  As a certified volunteer Hunter Education Instructor for the state of Nebraska, you will have the opportunity to help insure our future hunters and safe, ethical and knowledgeable.  You will have the good fortune of working along side Commission professionals and other like minded hunters who share your passions.  You will have the …

Read More »

July Means Summer Camp

Even before the smoke cleared the young camper at one of Nebraska 4-H’s Outdoor Skills Camp declared it “the coolest thing ever!”  Which was immediately followed by “did I hit?”  She had just taken her first-ever shot with a black powder rifle, sending the round ball clanging into the triangular, metal gong 30 yards downrange. The tradition of summer camps is alive and well in the state of Nebraska.  And for a few hundred youngsters each year camp means making …

Read More »

Hunting, Fishing and Shooting Sports Alive and Well in Nebraska

As most of you know, our conservation efforts hinge on the ability of our hunting, fishing, shooting sports, boating and camping communities to introduce new participants each year to these time honored traditions.  These activities just make our lives better.  Each of us strives to keep these traditions alive and some of our most valuable contributions come from the many gun clubs and conservation organizations across the state.  You folks are the backbone of our educational efforts and we could …

Read More »

An Outdoor Weekend Just For The Ladies!

Perhaps some of us grew up hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, kayaking or just simply enjoying the outdoors.   Imagine that you would love to do those things but simply do not know where to start.  For thousands of women in Nebraska, that is unfortunately the case.  I know this may be a shocker to some, but Dad, sometimes, did not take his daughter along on the annual hunting/fishing trips (shame on you Dad).  Today, thousands of women are taking to the …

Read More »