Shooting Sports

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Learn about shotguns, rifles, archery, muzzleloaders, and handguns. This program is for those who want to learn about shooting, but not necessarily hunting. Find out where you can safely shoot. Learn about different competitions available in your discipline. Discover why safe handling, care, and storage of your equipment is important. Many other useful tips will be provided to make your shooting experiences enjoyable and safe!

Levels of Achievement



Pathfinder – Discover the way

In the Pathfinder level, you will gain Shooting Sports knowledge through research and quizzes. This pathway will show you different types of shooting sports in Nebraska, the essential equipment and shooting sports safety, as well as the shooting sports opportunities in Nebraska.




Explorer – Travel and search out new information

Get out and explore! Become more involved in shooting sports activities, training, and group functions. Learn to take care of your shooting sports equipment. Start a shooting sports journal, help the environment, and plan a shooting sports trip are just a few of the things you will get to do in this level.





Trailblazer – Blaze a trail to lead others

Blaze a trail to active participation in your discipline. Attend tournaments, visit new areas, help others have fun in the outdoors, and meet people that have the same passion and joy of the outdoors that you do. Actively participate in your discipline and discover new opportunities.





Pioneer – Help prepare others to follow

Become a certified leader in a discipline of your choice. Volunteer to teach others about shooting sports and how much fun the Nebraska outdoors can be. Involve others in shooting sports and help someone achieve the Pathfinder level in their shooting sports pathway.





Mentor – Become a trusted leader

Give back to your discipline by leading others in shooting sports experiences. Create a shooting sports program and present it to a youth or adult group that is interested in the outdoors. Volunteer and become an active member in a shooting sports organization of your choice.


Legacy – Share your time and talents with others

Volunteer in your discipline for an extended period of time through the creation of programs and service. Share your passion and knowledge with others. Pass the enjoyment, respect, and responsibility of Nebraska’s great outdoors on to someone else. This is your Legacy.

Live your outdoor life and sign up here!

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