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Archery’s on Fire on WOWT 6 News Outdoors

With the popularity of the new movie Catching Fire, along with a special public archery event this Saturday at Platte River State Park, the sport of archery is on fire and it takes center stage on my Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News Thursday night LIVE at 6 p.m. during the sportscast. Archery is a fun activity for people of all ages, especially youth! Millard South High School Junior Gracie Momsen (right) enjoys archery shooting and hunting. Find out more about Saturday’s event at …

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Game and Parks to Host Free Archery Event Dec. 7 at Platte River State Park

LINCOLN – A free day of archery shooting is scheduled for Dec. 7 at Platte River State Park’s Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. Prizes and free food will be available. This event, part of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Archery on Fire promotion, is open to all ages and experience levels. Equipment will be provided for this event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering …

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Game and Parks Announces Archery on Fire Promotion

LINCOLN – Archery is gaining popularity in Nebraska and across the nation. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Nov. 18 launched its Archery on Fire promotion to grow archery as an outdoor activity. It also has scheduled a shooting event Dec. 7. Archery on Fire builds upon the popularity of The Hunger Games books and movies. The first book in the trilogy was published in 2008. The second movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, will be released Nov. 21. …

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Halloween Archery Night Scheduled at Lincoln Archery Range

LINCOLN – A Halloween Families on Target Archery Night is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Lincoln Archery Range. This free event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Archery equipment will be provided, and yardage, 3-D and aerial targets will be available. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Enter the archery range through the Lincoln Trap and Skeet Club entrance (4855 N. 48th St.) and drive west to the parking lot.

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Key Messages for Archery Deer Opener on Channel 6 Outdoors

I’ll be covering key messages for Nebraska’s popular archery deer hunting season opener on my  WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Outdoor Report this week. The season kicks off on Sunday! One of the messages I’ll be relaying to fellow deer hunters this season  is the importance of wearing a tree stand safety harness. My friends at Outdoor Life magazine say it’s vital to be a “smart dummy” and use a safety harness if you’re going to be hunting from an elevated position. I’ll …

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Free Archery Fun and Food at Lincoln Archery Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for free archery and free food during Families on Target night Aug. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lincoln Archery Park. There will be target, 3-D animal targets and the new aerial archery machine, which allows participants to shoot foam discs out of the sky. The Lincoln Prairie Bowmen Archery Club will serve hot dogs and drinks. Participants may bring their equipment, but loaner equipment will be available. Visit huntsafenebraska.gov …

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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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State Record Summary, 2012

One of my favorite things I get to do in my present position here at the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is keep track of our state record fish.  I will periodically give updates and show a few pictures here on my blog; at this time let me summarize the state record activity for 2012. We had 14 fish certified as state records in 2012.  We recognize state record fish in four categories, hook & line (or rod & reel), …

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