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Assman Wins 16-Yard Title at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Of the approximately 1,400 shooters competing in the 44th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot on Friday, Derek Assman of Fremont was perfect. He broke every target he faced at 16 yards to win the senior high division. Assman hit all 75 in regulation, then 25 straight to win a shoot-off. Taylor Benes of Wahoo Bishop Neumann scored a 74 for the top girls score of the day. The Lincoln Southwest Gold team of Zach Jeffery, Will Malcom, Austin Drake, …

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Christiancy Wins Junior High Division at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Trent Christiancy of the Young Guns 4-H trap club in Franklin won the junior high division at the 44th Cornhusker Trapshoot on Thursday at the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association. Christiancy broke 98 of 100 targets at 16 yards to win the title. The Blair I squad of Billy Miller, Weston Zolck, Timmy Bennett, Nate Peleska and Jake Kavanaugh broke 429 of 500 targets for the team championship. A record 888 junior high shooters competed …

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$8,000 Donated for Trails Through National Walk at Lunch Day

LINCOLN, Neb. – More than 57,000 people across the state, including 360 organizations, signed up to participate in National Walk at Lunch Day, which took place April 24. In doing so, an $8,000 donation was made by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation for biking and hiking trails. BCBSNE contributed $20 for every organization that registered, and generated money through other promotions. Participants signed up individually or as groups on BCBSNE’s …

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Become Certified Nebraska Master Naturalist

LINCOLN, Neb. – Become a certified Nebraska master naturalist at one of four training sessions around the state. Certified naturalists will join a network of conservation volunteers, experience exciting educational and volunteer opportunities with conservation organizations and share their passion for the outdoors. Topics will include Nebraska ecosystems, plants, animals, interpretation, outdoor skills, natural history and conservation. Training sessions are: June 16-22 – Niobrara Valley Preserve near Ainsworth, July 14-20 – Pioneers Park and Spring Creek near Lincoln, Aug. 10-16 …

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May Outdoor Calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in May: May 1 – The Great Park Pursuit begins, statewide May 1 – Registration closes for Outdoor Cooking Camp, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca, 402-755-2284 May 1 – Crop Stubble Management informational meeting, Guide Rock Community Center, 120 W. Douglas St., Guide Rock, 5-7 p.m., 308-928-2541 or 308-865-5308 May 2-4 – Cornhusker Trapshoot, Doniphan, www.cornhusker-trap.com May 3-5 – Outdoor Cooking Camp, …

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Cornhusker Trapshoot Is May 2-4

LINCOLN, Neb. – The 44th annual Cornhusker Trapshoot is May 2-4 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) in Doniphan. Officials expect approximately 2,400 shooters – which would be a record – to compete. Because of the continued growth and time requirements of the event, some changes have been made for the senior high school shooters this year. Shooters will have 75 targets each, instead of 100 as in past years, for 16-yard and handicap competition. In …

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CRP Meetings Scheduled in May

LINCOLN, Neb. – Public informational meetings are scheduled across the state in May so landowners can learn about the May 20-June 14 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup. CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits in exchange for rental payments and cost-share assistance. The meetings are free and no registration is required. The following is a list of meetings by date: April 30 – Dakota City, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) …

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Living History Scheduled for May 4-5 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on May 4-5. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers will demonstrate period trades, such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, and crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving. Members of the American Mountain Men group will have an encampment on the grounds, portraying the fur trappers who helped settle the region. There will be a presentation at …

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Valentine Youth Fishing Clinic Set for May 4

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska Walleye Association and Valentine Lions Club will conduct a youth fishing clinic on May 4 at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the clinic starts at 10 at the hatchery northeast of Valentine. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Free rod-reel combos and tackle boxes will be given to the first 100 registrants. Lunch will be provided. Participants will learn about knot-tying, fish …

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Beyond BOW Archery Classes Scheduled in May

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman archery class will take place at Platte River State Park each Wednesday in May. Participants may attend any of the classes, which are: May 8, Introduction to Archery; May 15, Shopping for Women’s Bows; May 22, Tuning Your Bow; and May 29, Fun with Archery. The classes cost $5 each and run from 6-9 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. Bows will be available to participants who do …

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