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Bugs and Bones Weekend is June 15-16 at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ponca State Park invites the public to explore the arthropods and archeology of that part of northeast Nebraska during Bugs and Bones Weekend, June 15-16. The annual event features hands-on activities for all ages, including fossil digs, educational hikes, crafts and hayrack rides. On June 15, a Dino Hunt Archery Shoot for ages 8 and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $1 for six arrows. Observe a retired paleontologist chip …

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Scheels 3-D Archery Shoot is June 1-2 at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – All ages are welcome to participate in the Fourth Annual Scheels Sixty 3-D Archery Shoot at Ponca State Park on June 1-2. The event will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. both days and features 60 challenging 3-D targets. Demonstrations of the newest bows and crossbows will also be available. The registration fee is $15 for adults. Youth age 14 and under are free. Lunch is included with registration and the first 100 registrants receive a T-shirt. …

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Go Birding at Ponca State Park on May 15

LINCOLN, Neb. – Birders of all experience levels are invited to attend Northeast District Birding Day with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on May 15 at Ponca State Park. Several birding opportunities are scheduled throughout the day, beginning at 6 a.m. at the park office. Birders should bring binoculars and field guides, if they have them, as well as sunscreen, insect repellant and the appropriate clothing and footwear. Contact the park for more information at ngpc.ponca@nebraska.gov or 402-755-2284.

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River Cleanup Planned at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ponca State Park and the Missouri National Recreational River are seeking volunteers for the inaugural Mighty Mo Annual Cleanup on April 20. This is an effort to remove trash and debris from the banks and sandbars left by the 2011 flood and exposed by the drought of 2012. Volunteers will meet at the park’s boat ramp at 8 a.m. Boats will transport volunteers to cleanup sites, where work will conclude at 11:30 a.m. A lunch will be …

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Ponca SP to Host Outdoor Cooking Camp

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ponca State Park will host its second Outdoor Cooking Camp May 3-5. The interactive camp includes a variety of specialty courses with hands-on instruction. Courses include campfire cooking, wild game sausage making, smoking meat and backyard barbecue, grilling techniques, fish preparation, canning venison, jerky making and dehydration, making strawberry preserves and Dutch oven cooking. Special nature-inspired programs for youth run concurrent with adult courses and include campfire cooking and safety, food art and wild edibles hike. The …

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Easter Events Planned at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ponca State Park offers a variety of family activities for Easter on March 30. These activities include an Easter egg hunt, wild bird egg/nest craft, wildlife viewing from a blind that may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, and 30-percent discount on lodging. Call the park for reservations at 402-755-2284, and visit the park’s Facebook page for activity updates. A park entry permit is required for each vehicle entering the park.

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Visit Ponca State Park for Marsh Madness

LINCOLN, Neb. – March visitors at Ponca State Park can experience spectacular bird-viewing opportunities and related activities during the spring migratory celebration of Marsh Madness. The public is invited to witness the migration during guided tours with members of the Loess Hills Audubon Society on March 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17. Visitors will view the brilliant spring plumage and courtship displays of geese, ducks, bald eagles and other raptors following the northern migration. A variety of resident wintering nuthatches, woodpeckers, cardinals, …

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Ponca State Park Offers Super Bowl Special

LINCOLN, Neb. – Football fans, family and friends can enjoy the Super Bowl in a scenic surrounding with the Super Bowl Special at Ponca State Park. One- and two-night mini-lodge stays are available Feb. 2-3 at a 30-percent discounted rate of $189 per night, not including tax and reservation fee. A two-night stay includes two free pizzas, five bundles of firewood and late check-out. A one-night stay includes a free pizza and two bundles of firewood. Each mini-lodge includes four …

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