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All They Need Is Access To Land

Everything is in place, isn’t it? Fully vetted, trained mentors/experienced bowhunters with transportation, check. Permission from parents or guardians for youth to participate, check. Young mentees who’ve successfully completed the Nebraska bowhunter education course and met the other requirements, check. The necessary equipment, check. Shooting proficiency on the target range, check. Wait, are we missing anything? Oh yeah, a place to go. Wait. What? A place to go. That is what is needed in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s …

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Access needed for Mentored Youth Archery Program

LINCOLN, Neb. – A youth hunting program that also teaches key life skills such as preparation, discipline and socialization is in critical need of accessible private land to act as an outdoor classroom. Access has been the greatest limiting factor to the program. More youth archers can participate if more land partners can provide access. The Mentored Youth Archery Program reaches 100 youth in eastern and central Nebraska. The program is a nearly year-round effort of adult-mentors working with their …

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Scheels Donates Bows to Game and Parks’ Mentored Youth Archery Program

LINCOLN – More youth will be able to take part in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Mentored Youth Archery Program thanks to a donation of 23 gently used compound bows by Scheels All Sports in Lincoln. “It’s going to be a huge help,” said Aaron Hershberger, a Game and Parks outdoor education specialist who coordinates the Mentored Youth Archery Program. The program pairs youth interested in bowhunting with experienced archers. Many youth hunters take part in the program year …

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