Jared Schleuter of Milford hit 32 of 40 targets to win the Nebraska High School Silhouette Championships at Pressey Wildlife Management Area south of Broken Bow, Neb.
In .22-caliber rifle silhouette, each competitor fires 40 shots at small metal targets. Each fires 10 shots at targets that are 43, 66, 84 and 109 yards away.
The annual event is open to all hunter education graduates at least 11 years old who have not graduated high school. This year’s event included 50 shooters.
Other individual winners: High Boy: Andrew Simpson, Wayne, 31. High Girl: Haylee Schoenrock, Cortland, 29. Class B: Trevor Maloy, Seward, 30. Unlimited: Tanner Storjohann, O’Neill, 26. Light rifle with scope: Grace Neiman, West Point, 27. Light rifle with open sights: Levi Clarke, Berwyn, 26. Heavy rifle with scope: Micheal Borgelt, Wisner, 22. Junior High: Kara Schleuter, Milford, 24. Senior High: Ryan Kolman, Beatrice 25. First-time shooter: Tyler Wood, Litchfield, 18.
Antlerless deer hunting
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Mahoney and Platte River State Parks and Schramm Park State Recreation Area.
Applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas on designated dates, using specific equipment. Successful applicants and interested alternates must attend an orientation session to receive the special access permit.
Applications, limited to one per person, will be accepted through 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Applications are available at OutdoorNebraska.org or by calling Mahoney at 402-944-2523, ext. 7122, Platte River at 402-234-2217, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium at 402-332-3901 or the Lincoln district Game and Parks office at 402-471-5597.
Individual, mentor and buddy applications are available. Legal equipment at Mahoney and Platte River State Parks are archery and muzzleloaders. The legal equipment at Schramm Park SRA is archery.
The following are the hunting opportunities with park, legal equipment and dates:
» Mahoney SP, Platte River SP: archery, Dec. 2-5, Dec. 9-12, Dec. 16-19
» Mahoney SP, Platte River SP: muzzleloader, Jan. 6-9, Jan. 13-16
» Schramm Park SRA: archery, Dec. 2-5, Dec. 9-12, Dec. 16-19, Jan. 6-9, Jan. 13-16
» Orientation sessions will be Nov. 25 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium for archers and Dec. 19 for muzzleloaders. Both begin at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Lincoln district office or the parks.
State parks remain open
Iowa’s state parks, including those like Honey Creek and Elk Rock that are on federal land, are open, despite the federal government shutdown.
“It can be confusing about what is open and what isn’t, especially for parks on federal reservoirs,” said Jim Lawson, State Parks Bureau supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “But Iowa’s state parks are open for business as usual.”
For a listing of state parks, go to www.iowadnr.gov/parks.
Facilities run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Monuments and Federal Refuges and other federal areas are closed during the shutdown.
» Haunted Hollow Hayrack Rides, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575. Also Oct. 18 and 25.
» Cornhusker Fly Fishers fishing trip to Decorah, Iowa. Call 402-707-4366.
» Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex closes for season, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547
» October Late Doe/Fawn antelope hunting season opens
» Duck and coot hunting seasons open in Zone 1
» Hallowfest, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284. Also Oct. 19.
» RV Campground Halloween Decorating Contest, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575. Also Oct. 19 and 26.
» Firearm antelope hunting season until Oct. 27
» Muzzleloader Sight-in and Family Rendezvous, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-234-2217
» Columbus Day, Game and Parks offices closed
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