Registration is now open for the fourth annual Director’s Cup archery event, with a purpose to take region Aug. Eleven on the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln.
The Director’s Cup is open to both critical archers and beginners. The event uses a lake-of-the-woods format, in which archers shoot at varying distances based totally on age and field. Participants might also sign up in one in all 14 divisions, which include options for the compound, recurve and freestyle shooters. Trophies and prizes could be presented in each department, culminating in a shoot-off to determine the winner of the Director’s Cup.
The event is backed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Lincoln Archery Club and Cabela’s. Competition begins at 8 a.M.
More records and online registration is available at OutdoorNebraska.Org/DirectorsCup. Online registration is available through Aug. 7. Late registration might be to be had in person at the event.
Fort Atkinson to celebrate July 4
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park will celebrate Independence Day with residing records and several special functions, together with a Smithsonian show off and a Black Hawk helicopter show on Saturday.
Living records at Fort Atkinson consists of blacksmiths, soldiers, laundresses, seamstresses and others portraying the arena of the castle, entire with army drills, cannon firings, and shows of period abilities. Visitors are endorsed to invite questions and engage with the volunteers.
From midday to a few:30 p.M. On Saturday, visitors can view a Black Hawk helicopter on show at the fortress. The helicopter is an Army National Guard aircraft and can be flown out of the Army Aviation Support Facility in Lincoln. Pilots and group chiefs could be on web site to visit with attendees and area questions on the aircraft.
A Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces,” may be on display in the visitor center. It specializes in Native American involvement in navy conflicts from the French and Indian War to the contemporary.
Other activities include a log hewing demo, bow making and presentations at the records of the American flag.
Funding will shield habitat
Prime habitat that benefits elk and other flora and fauna in northwest Nebraska could be completely included thanks to investment furnished by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
“We clearly appreciate the assist of the Nebraska Environmental Trust in making this transaction appear,” stated Kyle Weaver, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation president and CEO. “Partnerships are important in making land and natural world conservation possible.”
NET supplied $480,000 in investment towards the Charcoal Creek Acquisition project. The 1,520-acre property is adjacent to the Peterson Wildlife Management Area and south of Fort Robinson State Park in the Pine Ridge Region.
Once the belongings are beneath Nebraska Game and Parks Commission control, it will be open to public get entry to and growth the without delay adjacent complex of blanketed non-public and public lands to almost 37,000 contiguous acres to advantage wildlife motion.
“This is a completely unique landscape that provides crucial habitat for Nebraska’s elk populace as well as bighorn sheep, mule deer, speedy fox, and other species,” stated Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “It also incorporates essential riparian habitat way to nearly 10 miles of intermittent streams along with a stretch of Charcoal Creek.”