Cornhusker Trapshoot; Citizen Science Series

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Jerry Kane
Public Information Officer | | 402.471.5008


48th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot Set for May 4-6

LINCOLN, Neb. – A record 2,700 students are expected to compete in the 48th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot May 4-6 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) in Doniphan, Nebraska.

“This great, family-friendly shoot is the largest youth event in the state,” said Shoot Director Terry Brentzel of Oshkosh. “Parents, grandparents and siblings come out in force to support their shooters. It’s fun time for all, with a state fair atmosphere.”

Competition will take place in individual and team divisions. Junior high students (grades 6-8) will shoot 100 16-yard targets on May 4. High school competitors (grades 9-12) will shoot 75 16-yard targets on May 5, then 75 handicap targets on May 6. The high school shooter with the highest combined score will earn the Cornhusker Cup. Competition begins at 8 a.m. each day.

The Cornhusker Trapshoot is open nationwide to all shooters in grades 6-12 who have completed a hunter education course.

The NTA home grounds are located 3 miles south of Interstate 80 exit 312 on U.S. 281. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the NTA are hosts.

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Join Citizen Science Series in Norfolk

LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Citizen Science Series and help contribute to scientific understanding.

This series of workshops will take place at the northeast district office of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 2201 N. 13th St., Norfolk. Each workshop will begin with an instructional segment before heading outdoors to make observations.

The series topics and dates are:

eBird – May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This is an online real-time checklist measuring the population counts for birds. All levels of birders are invited.

Lost Ladybug Project – June 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Collect and identify ladybugs to help scientists understand native population declines and non-native population increases.

Firefly Watch – June 20, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Observe and record firefly populations, then report findings online to help understand why firefly populations are decreasing.

Monarch Larval Monitoring Project – July 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Increase understanding of monarch breeding populations by recording and reporting observations in a milkweed patch.

To get more information or to register, contact Jamie Bachmann at


Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 North 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is responsible for stewardship of the state's fish, wildlife, parklands, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

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