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Platte River State Park shooting sports facility summer hours begin May 28

LINCOLN, Neb. – Platte River State Park’s shooting sports facility opens for its summer schedule on May 28. The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex will be open weekdays from noon to 6 p.m., except it will be closed on Thursday. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The facility is a family-friendly shooting sports complex with a focus on safety and family fun. This center features an archery range with a shooting tower, …

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Women invited to Beyond BOW Summer Shooting Series

LINCOLN, Neb. – Women who want to learn or increase their knowledge of shooting sports are invited to participate in the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Summer Shooting Series. Expert instructors will teach participants all aspects of shooting sports, including safety. No prior experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. Following are upcoming classes in July: July 12 – Introduction to Rifles, Platte River State Park (SP), 6-8 p.m., $10 fee July 15 – Ladies Day at the Range, …

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Construction Begins on Wildcat Hills Shooting Complex

LINCOLN – Construction has begun on a new, family friendly shooting complex at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area near Gering. The facility will be geared toward families of beginners and novices who want to learn, develop and hone shooting sports skills. The facility will include a 50-yard small-bore rifle range for .22 caliber rifles with 10 shooting stations, a 100-yard rifle sight-in range, a 60-yard archery range with 24 shooting stations, a 5-station trap range with 5-stand shotgun range, and …

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4-H Shooting Sports Nationals in Grand Island June 25-28

LINCOLN – Approximately 500 youth from across the country will compete in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island on June 25-28. Events include compound archery, recurve archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading, and hunting skills. Coordinated by UNL Cooperative Extension, the competition will be held at the Heartland Public Shooting Park, 6788 W. Husker Highway. For more information, including a schedule, visit http://4h.unl.edu/ntlshootingsportsinvitational

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New Outdoor Education Center and Shooting Park – Grand Opening June 7th

It is finally here! The family shooting sports event of the year. June 7th will be the grand opening event for the new Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln at 4703 N 44th Street or 44th & Superior in Boosalis Park. From 10am – 4pm we will be open for families, shooters, and kids of all ages to come out and try flinging arrows on the new indoor 32 lane archery range (the largest one in Nebraska)! Join us in …

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Platte River SP Shooting Range Open Nov. 30-Dec. 1

LINCOLN – Shooting sports enthusiasts can bring their families and friends to Platte River State Park (SP) over Thanksgiving weekend to learn new skills or sharpen old ones. The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex will be open to the public Nov. 30-Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The shooting sports range includes facilities for rimfire firearm, shotgun, archery, pellet gun and slingshot. Equipment is provided, although customers may bring their own. Those who bring their own equipment must …

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Helpful Hints for Hunting, Shooting on Radio

Helpful hints for the early game bird hunting seasons, sporting clay shooting leagues, and shotgunning in-general will be covered along with much, much more when Terry Kriz of the Oak Creek Sporting Club near Brainard, NE stops by my Great Outdoor Radio Show this week (Photos by Mario Robinson of Lincoln, NE) You’ll find Terry very informative. Don’t miss a chance to visit with him! The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host is presented by Mahoney State Park and is …

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In Johnson, NE to Promote/Celebrate Youth Outdoors

Yesterday evening I made the trip from Omaha to Johnson, NE to see old friends, make new ones and promote outdoor activities & shooting sports for youth at a banquet/fundraiser held by the Southeast Nebraska Lewis & Clark Sportsman Club at the American Legion building there in the neat little town of Johnson. My buddy Glen Hogue who owns and operates Hogies Gun and Sport in Auburn, NE  invited me, Mike Remund and Randy Fox of Game and Parks to speak …

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Christy Christiansen on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Don’t miss popular Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Outdoor Education Specialist Christy Christiansen when she comes to the microphone LIVE Saturday morning on my Great Outdoor Radio Show! Christy will be promoting a number of outdoor educational opportunities and events that are available to you, even if you’ve never set foot in the outdoors! She’ll also offer tips on how avid outdoor enthusiasts can encourage others to get interested in the outdoor lifestyle that she passionately enjoys! Don’t miss an …

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Youth and Parent Day at the Range Scheduled in Seward

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Seward County Izaak Walton League, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Seward County Pheasants Forever will host Youth and Parent Day at the Range on June 8. This free event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Seward County Izaak Walton Cabin, just south of Seward. Participation is open to hunter education graduates of Seward County ages 11-16 years and their parents. There will be live-fire sessions on the archery, shotgun and rifle/muzzleloader ranges. …

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