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Summer workshops at Platte River State Park to teach the basics of shooting

LINCOLN, Neb. – Bring the whole family to the range this summer at Platte River State Park (SP) and learn to shoot. A pair of introductory workshops, held Aug. 8 and 15, will focus on archery and shotgun shooting, respectively. New and novice shooters will enjoy learning how to shoot safely and accurately from experienced instructors in a family friendly facility. Workshops will be held at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex from 6-8 p.m. at $15 per …

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Go Bowfishing: Aim Low, Think Big, Shoot Often, Have Fun!

Zac Hickle is an avid fisherman. He could take a rod and reel, tackle box and bait, and sit by the river’s edge to try to catch catfish and a variety of other fish. But, he doesn’t do that. Instead, at home he gets his young 6-year old son, Gavin, ready, then hitches up his customized Jon boat loaded with archery fishing gear, life jackets and large tubs, and sets off for the backwaters of mighty Missouri River. You see, Zac Hickle of Elkhorn, NE is a hardcore …

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Outdoor Education Center offers recreation, time to bond with family

LINCOLN, Neb. – Families looking for ways to have fun and spend time together can find what they are looking for at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center. Located at 44th and Superior streets in Lincoln, the state-of-the-art archery and firearm range offers a safe and comfortable environment for recreation and family fun. With guidance from the center’s expert instructors, people of all ages – kids, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – can enjoy archery with just a …

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Day of fun, educational activities planned for Nov. 5 at Ponca SP

LINCOLN – Enjoy an autumn day of fun and education for all ages Nov. 5 at Ponca State (SP). Take an introductory archery course from 9-11 a.m. using the park’s equipment. Participants must be at least 5 years of age. At 1 p.m., Critter Corner will introduce guests to wildlife found along the Missouri River. An outdoor cooking class at 3 p.m. will allow participants to cook treats in a Dutch oven over a campfire. A park permit is required …

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Nebraska the Nation’s Best Place to Hunt Turkeys

LINCOLN – Spring turkey hunting season will be here soon, and Nebraskans have plenty of reasons to get out in the field to pursue a bird. Nebraska’s turkey hunting opportunities are among the best in the nation. Not only are turkeys abundant, with populations in every county, but the permits are affordable and unlimited in quantity. Some other benefits of turkey hunting in Nebraska: — Good hunting opportunities are available on more than 500,000 acres of public and public-access land. …

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Free Archery Event in Lincoln on June 13

LINCOLN – Bring the family to the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln on June 13 for a fun day of free archery and other activities. “Take Aim at Summer” is an event for people of all ages and experience levels who want to learn or practice archery skills. It will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The indoor and outdoor archery ranges will be open, and there also will be 3-D archery, aerial archery, tomahawk throwing …

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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 …

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Go Bowfishing on Radio Show

Bowfishing and archery-related subjects take center stage on the Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show I host. My special guest will be Ray Schuette of Plattsmouth, NE. He is an accomplished archer and a mentor in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Mentored Youth Archery Deer Hunting Program. Don’t miss an opportunity to chat with Ray! He is a seasoned veteran when it comes to fishing with archery equipment! Ray spends a lot of time in the field and on the …

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Archery Fun Shoots Scheduled in Lincoln March 9, 10, 13

LINCOLN – Students home on spring break can take advantage of special archery shoots March 9, 10 and 13 at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. These Afternoon Archery Fun Shoots, running from noon to 3 p.m., are geared toward students but open to all ages. The archery and firearm ranges will be open and there will be fun and challenging targets available. The cost is $5.50 per person, and all equipment will be provided. No …

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Home-Schooled Students Invited to Archery Open House

LINCOLN – Home-schooled students interested in learning or advancing their skills in archery are invited to an open house Feb. 19 at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. The free open house is from 2-4 p.m. at the education center, which is located at 4703 N. 44th St. Equipment will be available for use. For more information, email ngpc.outdoored@nebraska.gov. The family-friendly education center is open to all shooters and archers and offers a wide range of …

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