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Advanced Hunter Education
Mentored Hunts
for Youth

Interested in learning more about hunting and shooting in Nebraska but not sure how? 

Want to take the skills and knowledge from your Hunter Education course into the field but don’t have anyone to go with? Each year hundreds of youth take to the wilds of Nebraska in one of the mentored hunt programs provided by the Nebraska Game and Parks and our partners – many for the their very first time.

The goal of these programs is to provide a safe and educational introduction to hunting and shooting while having tons of fun. You will gain valuable hunting and life skills all while playing an important role for conservation and wildlife management. Check out the programs below.

Mentored Youth Archery Hunting Program

Youth Archery Deer Hunt Brochure

Youth Mentored Hunt Application

From the warmth of September, through the golden days of October and the rut of November to the chill of December – archery season in Nebraska has it all. Open to Bowhunter Education Graduates (12 to 17 years old, that have not yet graduated from High School.) Hunters are paired with qualified Bowhunter Education Instructors and qualified mentors for a full archery season. Mentors will show you how to scout, hang tree-stands, interpret animal sign and care for the harvest.
Program locations near:
  • Omaha 
  • Gretna  
  • Lincoln 
  • Ashland
  • Plattsmouth

Submit your application for the 2015/16 program now as space is limited. Hunter’s Checklist can be completed with mentors or participating organizations once accepted.

For more information please email
Aaron Hershberger
or pick up an application at
Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd St., in Lincoln.

Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever Youth Mentored Upland Bird Hunting Program

Nebraska has much to offer the upland bird hunters. From watching a bird dog work the grassy cover in front of you to heating up your shotgun barrel with the frenzy of a dove hunt.  Nebraska’s Pheasant Forever and Quail Forever Chapters are here to help you explore the excitement. 

Open to (firearm) Hunter Education Graduates (11 to 15 years old) these special days are filled with hands-on activities that often include shooting, hunting techniques, conservation, dog handling and the hunt itself - all under the watchful eyes of adult mentors.  This program is coordinated by local Pheasant Forever and Quail Forever chapters with events all across Nebraska.  Find the event closest to you HERE. For more information visit their web site.

Aaron Hershberger
Outdoor Education Specialist

Become a Mentor

Application Form
Information Letter

Interested in becoming a mentor and making a difference?  Volunteer instructors are the lifeblood of the Nebraska Hunter Education Program and the many mentored hunts. Each year, these men and women generously give of time and talent to pass on the needed skills and knowledge of our hunting heritage.   You can make a difference.

For more information complete the Mentor Application and submit to aaron.hershberger@nebraska.gov
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