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Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex

The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex is a family-friendly shooting sports complex with a focus on safety and family fun located at Platte River State Park near Lousiville. This center features and archery range with a shooting tower, a 50-yard small bore rifle range, a trap range with 5 stand feature and an indoor 10-meter pellet gun range. The ranges were created with everyone in mind, regardless of size, ability or skill level.

2016 schedule

Complex hours and events for 2016:

Hours

April 30-May 15
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

May 28–Aug. 7
Monday-Wednesday-Friday, noon-6 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aug. 13-Oct. 9
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Events schedule

January
2: Yule Log Festival – Shooting range open

February
1 & 15: Hunt Safe Session

March
1, 3 & 5: Women’s Combo Hunter Education
7 & 21: Hunt Safe Session

April
4 & 18: Hunt Safe Session
30: Complex Open to Public

May
2 & 16: Hunt Safe Session
4, 11, 18 & 25: Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Handgun Classes for Women
14: Rimfire Steel Plate Challenge
27: Take Aim At Summer free archery event, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

June
6 & 20: Hunt Safe Session
11: Rimfire Steel Plate Challenge
13 & 15: Rimfire Sporter Clinic

July
6: Beyond BOW Rifle for Women
9: Rimfire Steel Plate Challenge
11 & 13: Rimfire Sporter Clinic
18: Hunt Safe Session

August
1 & 15: Hunt Safe Session
3, 10, 17 & 24: Beyond BOW Shotgun for Women
8 & 10: Rimfire Sporter Clinic
13: Rimfire Steel Plate Challenge

September
10: Rimfire Steel Plate Challenge
19: Hunt Safe Session

October
3 & 17: Hunt Safe Session
8: Last day Fall season
9: Muzzleloader sight-in day & Family Rendezvous

November
6: Veterans Appreciation Day
7 & 21: Hunt Safe Session
25-27: Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

December
3: Archery on Fire
17: Yule Log Festival
17 & 18: Holiday Hours
26-30: Holiday Hours
27 & 28: Combo Hunter/Bowhunter Education Class 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days, Scott Lodge


Special events

Upcoming special events at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex:

Introduction to Shotguns and Trap Shooting, May 11, June 15 and July 13, 2016

Spend an evening on the shotgun range with Nebraska’s own state champion trap coach Les Hlauec. This workshop will include an introduction to shotguns, trap shooting and 5-stand sporting clays. This workshop is designed for new and novice shooters.

View the event flyer for more details or to register.

Download registration form

Non-scheduled hours

Non-scheduled hours are available for educational programs, group outings and corporate events. To inquire about events and instruction during non-scheduled hours, email Christy Christiansen or call her at 402-471-5547.

Shooting rates

Pellet gun: $3 per person for four rounds (48)
Archery and atlatl throwing: $3 per person for 30 minutes
Sling shot: $3 per basket of ammo
.22 rimfire rifle: $3 per person per for two rounds (20)
Shotgun: $5 per person for one round of 25; $7 per person for one round of 25 with range gun and ammo provided; additional $2 for 5 stand sporting clays
Hatchet throwing: $3 per person per half hour