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Rimfire Sporter Rifle Clinic Scheduled at Platte River SP

LINCOLN – Learn all aspects of rimfire sporter rifle shooting at a clinic at Platte River State Park this summer. Choose from clinics on June 8 and 10, July 13 and 15, and Aug. 10 and 12. They will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. Participants will learn safe rifle handling and range procedures, sight picture and alignment, competitive shooting rules, proper use of a sling, natural point of aim, and shooting …

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Platte River SP Education Complex Open House Is May 22

LINCOLN – The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex at Platte River State Park will have an open house May 22 with free activities. From 4-8 p.m., visitors may try pellet gun, archery, atlatl throwing and sling shot for free. This family-friendly facility also has a small-bore rifle range, a shotgun trap and five-stand sporting clays range. The complex’s summer hours begin May 23 and run through Aug. 9. It will be open to the public Monday, Wednesday and …

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Women’s Handgun Classes Scheduled Each Wednesday in May at Platte River SP

LINCOLN – Women interested in learning all aspects of handguns are invited to a series of classes sponsored by the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. These handgun classes will be held each Wednesday in May from 6-8:30 p.m. at Platte River State Park near Louisville. The cost is $5 per session. The class schedule is: May 6 – Introduction to Handguns, Firearm Safety and Range Rules; May 13 – Women’s Handguns, Conceal Carry Products and Scope Selection and Care; May …

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Mahoney and Platte River State Parks Seek Seasonal Help

LINCOLN – Seasonal jobs are available at two of Nebraska’s most popular tourist attractions – Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks. Located in the Platte River Valley between Omaha and Lincoln, the parks offer positions in a fun, friendly, outdoor environment. Positions available are customer service, lifeguard, housekeeping, wrangler, summer concessions, and grounds. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Apply as a Temporary Park Worker I at statejobs.nebraska.gov. Call 402-944-2523 ext. 7122 for more information.

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Beyond BOW to Host Horseback Riding Workshop

LINCOLN – Women are invited to enjoy nature and the beauty of Platte River State Park atop a horse at a workshop on April 25. The Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is hosting Experience Platte River State Park, a beginner horseback riding workshop. It will include riding and horse grooming instruction as well as a trail ride through the park near Louisville. The daylong event also will include shooting sports at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex and …

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Platte River SP’s Education Complex Opens for Spring on April 25

LINCOLN – The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex at Platte River State Park will be open for its spring season on weekends from April 25 through May 17. The complex, which will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., offers the public a wide variety of shooting sports disciplines in a safe and family-friendly environment. An open house is scheduled for May 22 from 4-8 p.m. The complex will begin its summer season on May 23, …

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Platte River State Park’s Yule Log Quest, Do It!

So, what are you and your family doing this Saturday afternoon? Nothing? Have plans, scrap ’em. Because, Platte River State Park’s 2nd Annual Yule Log Quest/Fun Winter Activities Day will be happening! The park landscape is beautiful this time of year, perfect for a scavenger hunt of sorts called a Yule log quest! If you’re wondering about the Yule log quest, it is not your traditional run/walk race. Your pre-registered team of 3 to 5 members will be tested mentally …

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First Day Hike Planned at Platte River State Park

LINCOLN – Get outside for some holiday exercise during Platte River State Park’s First Day Hike on Jan. 1. Hikers will meet at 2 p.m. at the Walter G. Scott Lodge for the moderate 1-mile hike on the Observation Tower Trail. Park staff will lead the hike to the top of the tower, then down toward a waterfall before looping back to the lodge. Hikers should dress for the weather and can bring water, snowshoes and snacks. Call 402-234-2217 for …

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Special Deer Hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks (SP), as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area (SRA). Successful applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas of a park on certain dates, using specific equipment. Successful applicants and interested alternates must attend an orientation session in order to receive the access permit. Applications, …

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Rimfire Challenge at Platte River SP July 12

LINCOLN – Try your hand at shooting steel targets quickly and accurately at the Rimfire Challenge on July 12 at Platte River State Park. This event, which includes instruction followed by competition, starts at 9 a.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. This introduction to rimfire steel shooting is about shooting fast, but participants first will learn the fundamentals by being slow and methodical while practicing. Space is limited to the first 20 people ages 12 and …

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