Posts Tagged ‘ Youth Shooting ’

Family Outdoor Adventure Camp

Hershy and I will be hosting a family outdoor adventure camp for families in eastern Nebraska September 25-26 in cooperation with Camp Kateri just south of York, NE.  The camp will allow families to participate in fun outdoor programs including fishing, kayaking, shotgunning, archery, air guns, camping and outdoor cooking.  Families of up to six are just $99 and we have room for two more families in the camp.  To register just follow the link below and send in the form with your hard earned cash.  I guarantee you will enjoy the weekend!

Get Em’ Out There



Missouri River Outdoor Expo

Folks if you have made the short drive to Ponca State Park in northeast Nebraska for the Fall Expo you really owe it to yourself and family to get up there.  The largest Expo in Nebraska (and maybe the midwest) Ponca has something for everyone…from shooting rifle, shotgun,  muzzleloaders, archery, big game rifles, kayaking, Missouri River boat rides, fishing, bow fishing, camping, tree stand safety, outdoor villages, crafts, games, wildlife activities…you just can’t go wrong this weekend at Ponca. 

Jeff Fields and the team at Ponca have done an outstanding job, along with all the volunteers that make this huge program such a success.  And of course, just visiting Ponca State Park in the fall is a treat in itself.  The attitude amongst all the staff and volunteers just seems to foster a fun and exciting time for all who are fortunate enough to participate in this grand event.  Don’t miss out!  The Expo will run Saturday through Sunday this weekend only.  We’ll see you out there!

Get Em’ Out There


Shooting is a big part of the Ponca Expo and is a lot of fun for anyone!

Get’em Out of the House

…regardless of what the calendar tells us – summer starts when kids are no longer in school…for many of us that means it has begun, for others it is just days away…ironically, the idea of school being out gets many parents thinking about summer camps for their kids…we can help! – with several to choose from…

…this year the Nebraska Game and Parks is teaming up with the Nebraska 4-H camps to offer three Outdoor Skills Camps for 11-15 year olds…the first will be held at the State 4-H Camp located in the beautiful National Forest near Halsey on June 14-17…the very next week (June 20-25) we will be on the shores of Harlan County Lake, near Republican City, at the South Central 4-H Camp…the final offering will run July 12-16 and be held at the Eastern 4-H Camp south of Gretna…for more info and to sign up check out the 4-H website at:

…Camp Oasis, just south of Firth, is also test piloting some hunting camps this summer for anyone that has completed (at least) 6th grade…the first will run June 27-July 2…the second camp will focus on bow hunting and be held July 18-23…these camps will even offer the chance for interested students to earn either their Hunter Education or Bowhunter Education Certification…details and registration for these camps can be found at

…all of these camps are designed to focus on hands-on application of life skills – outdoor style!…with qualified instructors and activities from archery to wildlife these camps have it all for the inspiring outdoor enthusiast…sounds like so much fun I might even plan on being there!…


National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament

The National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament was held in Lincoln on Saturday with 420 shooters registered from schools across Nebraska.  The program has been a huge success in developing a shooting sport in school curriculums with nearly 20,000 kids participating annually in Nebraska.

The state tournament is the culminating event for many as the kids prepare during the semester in their PE class.  The tournament was moved to the Lancaster Event Center in 2009 due to the growing number of kids and parents!  This year teams and individuals won trophies for state titles, bows, targets and even college scholarships donated by Tom Saunders.   A special thank you to all the volunteers who showed up to help make this event just plain awesome – especially:

Lincoln prairie Bowmen, Golden Arrow Archery, Tom Saunders and so many more!

Get em’ out there!


420 Registered Archers For the Largest Youth Archery Tournament in Nebraska

Serious Competition

Boys AND Girls

Who Said Archery Wasn't A Spectator Sport?