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Platte River SP - Rimfire Sporter Rifle Clinic - June 9th & 11th, 2014
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Learn safe rifle handling and range procedures, sight picture & sight alignment, rules of competitive shooting, understand proper sling use and natural point of aim.
Learn prone, sitting and standing shooting positions. Shoot a 60 round CMP Rimfire Sporter Match on the second night of the clinic .22 LR only Any action allowed (semi-auto, bolt, pump or lever) $15 with own equipment and ammo, $20 with loaner equipment. Clinic requires two evenings, both will be at the park. Limit of 10 participants

June 11 & 13     Register
July 28 & 30      Register

August 11 & 13 Register

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First Shots Second Round Rimfire Challenge

Sat. July 12 9am-12pm
Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Education Complex

This event is an introduction to rimfire steel challenge and competitive shooting. The sound of lead hitting steel is one of the coolest sounds to a new shooter. Steel challenge is about shooting fast, but you cannot learn to be fast unless you learn the fundamentals by being slow and methodical and this event will do just that.

This program is open to youth and adults ages 12 and up. If you are bringing your own rimfire rifle you must bring your own ammunition. Loaner guns and ammo are available. This event is free and is limited to the first 20 participants. Pre-registration is required:


For further information contact Christy Christiansen 402-471-5547 christy.christiansen@nebraska.gov

Beyond Bow - Harlan County Reservoir Fishing -August 22 – 24

Participants can stay in a large RV with the other women attending - or tent camping is available. Only 4 women allowed. Food will be discussed before the event - they will grill one evening. Will be fishing primarily at night for walleye.

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Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW)

Niobrara/Missouri River Kayak Weekend July 18 – 20, 2014
Time to take your Kayaking experience to the next level! This weekend is designed for ladies that have kayaking experience and are now ready for a new challenge, explore the rivers.
Location: Niobrara State Park
Dates: July 18 – 20, 2014
Fee: $60.00 – Registration will not be accepted until fee is paid in full.
Age Requirement: Must be 18 years or older.

Beyond Bow Riflery

2014 Beyond BOW Summer Shooting Series
4 Locations - Wednesdays in July

For any woman who wants to learn how to shoot and increase their knowledge of rifles and see a variety of rifles available, meet other women who shoot or just have fun.

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Beyond BOW - Shotguns

2014 Beyond BOW Summer Shooting Series
Platte River State Park - Wednesdays in August

For any woman who wants to learn how to shoot and increase their knowledge of shotguns, see the new shotguns available, meet other women who shoot or just have fun.

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BECOMING AN OUTDOOR FAMILY - Fort Kearny SHP August 8-9, 2014

Becoming an Outdoors-Family is a workshop focused on learning basic outdoor skills to help you and your family enjoy the outdoors. Skills taught are related to a variety of outdoor sports such as fishing, camping, kayaking, archery, hunting and hiking.
Another goal is to provide families an opportunity to reconnect with each other and the outdoors in a comfortable, safe and relaxed setting. We welcome all types of families to participate. Bring your grandchild, niece or nephew, or big brother/sister and join us. Expert instructors will teach these classes. Instructors begin each class with the basics, providing hands-on experience and encourage all participants to ask questions and try the skill, focusing on fun!

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Summer Sandhills Tank Float - August 22-23, 2014 Mullen, NE

Enjoy Nebraska's great sandhills while tanking down the scenic Middle Loup river. "Tanking" is floating down the river in a large round metal with curved seating livestock watering tank. Don't miss this relaxing way to bond with friends, while floating down the slow river current. Following the two hour trip down the river, we will gather to make delicious Dutch oven dessert.

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Beyond BOW Geocaching - October 11, 2014

GeoCaching is a fun and interactive way to explore the outdoors! We will learn how GeoCaching uses hand-held GPS units to find a hidden treasure in nature. We will have the GPS units, the hidden cache, and an enthusiastic leader who will lead you on a fun (and not too hard) adventure! A high-tech scavenger hunt is waiting for you!
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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey NE October 3-5, 2014

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Halsey BOW 2014

Beyond Bow Event Schedule

Beyond BOW is designed to teach more advanced skills. The small group atmosphere enables one-on-one instruction that achieves safety, education and personal assurance in a non-threatening environment. A Beyond Bow event may take place in one afternoon, over a weekend or over several evenings.

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Project WILD Workshops
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2012 Wildcat Hills Nature Center Educational Programs

Standardized Curriculum for Outdoor Learning.



Outdoor Discovery Program


Provide hands-on programs so all youth, novice or experienced, have the opportunity to explore new outdoor activities and recreational possibilities and learn new outdoor skills.


Game and Parks 20-Year Plan: Recruitment, Development and Retention in Nebraska - Conserving our Outdoor Heritage

To read more on this program plan view or download the .pdf file.


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