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Outdoor Files - May park activities

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May is just a week away and our parks calendar of activities starts to pick up. Go to OutdoorNebraska.org frequently and click on the calendar in the upper right of the homepage. It’s a great way to keep up on fishing, parks and other events. I’ll echo some of these in my weekly reports.

This week we begin with fun on the eastern edge of the state, a little road trip fgor some of you. This Saturday April 29th, consider a visit to Fort Atkinson-located in the town of Fort Calhoun a short drive north of Omaha. A beer and bacon feed is planned from 4-7 PM. Expect a variety of dishes and brews. For tickets and information go online to CureCooking.com Also Saturday, Down stream at Indian Cave State Park, it’s the 6th annual Outdoor Adventure Day. This is a full day of fun including runs, mushroom hunting, fish fry, kids games, hayrack rides, horse rides, kayaking, archery. There will also be a drawing for a half price lifetime youth fish or hunt permit. Incredible camping in this woodland paradise. Indian Cave is one of our largest parks and showcases history as well as great scenery. Call them for information or check out our website calendar.

This reminder, Friday is Arbor Day and as a state holiday, Game and Parks offices will be closed.

2017 marks the 26th year for the Becoming An Outdoors Woman program. Women can experience, learn a variety of outdoor pursuits at an annual weekend workshop or at several more activity specific clinics. The big annual weekend is October 5th and 6th at the forested 4 H camp near Halsey. Register early, these openings tend to fill quick. Learn more about these opportunities at nebraskabow.com

Something else coming up at the 4 H camp near Halsey, the four and a half day Nebraska Youth Range Camp. This will be June 5-9. Open to 14-18 year olds, this dynamic curriculum covers topics like rangeland management, conservation, ecology, animal science, wildlife, and more. $200 dollars covers everything but much or all of that is potentially reimbursed to the students. Interested sponsors should also go online to SandhillsTaskForce.org Once there, click on the Youth Range Camp link.

Until next week I’m Ralph Wall reminding you time outdoors is time well spent.

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