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Youth Hunter Education Challenge set for Oct. 13 at Platte River SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Young hunter education graduates are invited to test their skills in a fun, practical competition Oct. 13 at Platte River State Park. The Youth Hunter Education Challenge offers participants the chance to hone their shooting skills and learn more about wildlife, survival skills and hunter responsibility. This free competition is for youth age 11 or older who have successfully completed hunter education and not yet graduated from high school. Proof of hunter education certification is required. It …

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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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Family-friendly archery on tap Dec. 2 at Platte River SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for a fun day of free archery Dec. 2 at Archery on Fire at Platte River State Park. All ages and experience levels are welcome for this event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. Equipment and instruction will be provided. Archery, 3-D archery, crossbows and tomahawk throwing will be available. There also will be campground games, kids’ crafts and a …

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Big Game Conservation Association hosting a Day at the Range at Platte River SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Big Game Conservation Association will host a Day at the Range on Aug. 19 at Platte River State Park. Come to the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex and visit with association members about their organization. Visitors will receive a token for a free shooting experience at the range. All ages are welcome. Activities include archery, pellet gun, rifle, tomahawk and slingshot. Youth must be at least 8 years old to shoot rifles. A park …

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Start summer with fun activities at Platte River SP, Louisville SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – Kick off the summer with some fun family activities at Platte River State Park and Louisville State Recreation Area. — The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex at Platte River SP will have an open house May 26 from 4-8 p.m. Come to the shooting range for an evening of fun, with most of the activities free. — Students who have completed the online hunter education certification can take a Hunt Safe Session at Platte River …

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Rimfire Steel Plate Fun Shoot Scheduled Aug. 13 at Platte River SP

LINCOLN – Enjoy a fun and safe day of easy competitive shooting for the entire family at the Rimfire Steel Plate Fun Shoot at Platte River State Park (SP) on Aug. 13. In this timed event, participants will shoot five strings of fire at five or six steel plates at distances of 20 feet to 30 yards. Shooters must be ages 10 and older. National Rifle Association range safety officers will provide instruction and all equipment will be provided (.22 …

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Three Summer Shooting Programs Offered at Platte River State Park

LINCOLN – Come to Platte River State Park (SP) this summer and learn or expand shooting skills with three different workshops. Introduction to Shotguns and Trap Shooting will be held June 15 and July 13. Led by a trap coach, this workshop is designed for new and novice shooters. It will include an introduction to shotguns, trap shooting and 5-stand sporting clays. The Rimfire Steel Plate Fun Shoot is scheduled for June 11, July 16 and Aug. 13. The entire …

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Platte River SP Shooting Range Open to Public Over Holidays

LINCOLN – Take your family or friends to the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex over the holidays to learn some new shooting skills or hone some existing ones. The complex, at Platte River State Park near Louisville, will be open to the public Dec. 21 – 23, 26 – 30, and Jan. 2. It will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities available will include pellet gun, archery, atlatl, tomahawk, slingshot, .22 rimfire rifle, and shotgun. Equipment, …

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Shooting Range Hours Extended at Platte River SP

LINCOLN – Summer hours have been extended through this week at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex at Platte River State Park (SP). This week, the facility will be open Tuesday and Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Beginning Aug. 15 and running through Oct. 10, the range will be open on weekends only from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The following are special events and openings, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in coming months: Oct. …

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Rimfire Challenge Scheduled at Platte River State Park

LINCOLN – Learn the basics of rimfire steel challenge and competitive shooting July 11 at Platte River State Park with the First Shots Second Round Rimfire Challenge. This free event, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, will be held at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex at 9 a.m. It is open to the first 20 registrants ages 12 and up. Those who bring their own rimfire rifle must bring their own ammunition. Loaner guns and ammunition …

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