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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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Nebraska the Nation’s Best Place to Hunt Turkeys

LINCOLN – Spring turkey hunting season will be here soon, and Nebraskans have plenty of reasons to get out in the field to pursue a bird. Nebraska’s turkey hunting opportunities are among the best in the nation. Not only are turkeys abundant, with populations in every county, but the permits are affordable and unlimited in quantity. Some other benefits of turkey hunting in Nebraska: — Good hunting opportunities are available on more than 500,000 acres of public and public-access land. …

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A Short and Sweet Hunt by Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioner Mark Pinkerton, District 1

I was informed there were some teal using my friend’s pond, so I decided a hunt was in order. On a crisp morning, I arrived an hour before daylight to set up. With a moderate breeze from the south, I put out six teal decoys, two mallards on a jerk line, and a Mojo teal and mallard. As the sky started to lighten I could see about 40 teal on the middle of the pond. They looked relaxed and in …

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Women May Learn Shotgunning Skills

LINCOLN, Neb. – A workshop for women to learn or hone shotgunning skills is scheduled for July 13 at Fort Kearney Shooting Sports Complex at 115th and Poole Ave., Kearney. This Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program will include trap, skeet, 5-stand and sporting clays. The workshop, for women age 16 and older, costs $40 and includes a meal following an afternoon of shooting. Contact Julia Plugge at 402-471-6009 or julia.plugge@nebraska.gov to obtain a registration form or download one at http://www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov/Education/Programs/bow/bow.asp.

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