The Cornhusker Trapshoot is next weekend in Doniphan, Neb.
Officials expect about 2,400 shooters — which would be a record — to compete.
Because of the continued growth and time requirements of the event, some changes have been made for the senior high school shooters. Shooters will have 75 targets each, instead of 100, for 16-yard and handicap competition. In addition, each squad will be timed and have 45 minutes to shoot.
Competition will take place in team and individual divisions. An estimated 900 junior high students are expected to shoot 100 16-yard targets Thursday. About 1,500 high school competitors will shoot 75 16-yard targets Friday, then 75 handicap targets Saturday. The shooter with the highest combined score will earn the Cornhusker Cup.
The event is open to all shooters in grades six through 12. Last year, the event drew 780 junior and 1,253 senior high shooters. Visit cornhusker-trap.com for more information.
CRP meetings in May
Public informational meetings are scheduled across the state in May so landowners can learn about the May 20 to June 14 Conservation Reserve Program general signup.
CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits in exchange for rental payments and cost-share assistance. The meetings are free and no registration is required.
April 30 – Dakota City, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) office, 1505 Broadway, 1 p.m. May 7 – Scotia, Community Hall, 102 S. Main St., 10 a.m.; Ord, Lower Loup Natural Resources District (NRD), 2620 Airport Drive, 1 p.m.; Bloomfield, Community Center, 101 S. Broadway, 2 p.m.; Loup City, Community Center, 803 O St., 5 p.m.; Ogallala, USDA Service Center, 1605 E. 1st St., 7:30 p.m.; Neligh, UNL Extension Service, 501 Main St., 7:30 p.m. May 8 – Pawnee City, Library, 735 8th St., 1 p.m.; O'Neill, UNL Extension Service, 128 N. 6th St., Ste. 100, 5 p.m. May 9 – Hartington, VFW, 126 E. Main St., 2 p.m.; Lincoln, UNL Extension Service, 444 Cherry Creek Road, 2:30 p.m.; Bartlett, Wheeler County Fairgrounds, 3 p.m.; Newcastle, Fire Hall, 205 Mary St., 7 p.m.; Stapleton, Community Center, 236 Main St., 7:30 p.m. May 10 – Beatrice, Homestead National Monument, 8523 Nebraska Hwy. 4, 1 p.m. May 13 – Alliance, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 124 E. 24th St., 10 a.m.; Omaha, Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S. 154th St., 1 p.m.; David City, Hruska Memorial Library, 399 5th St., 7:30 p.m. May 14 – Rushville, American Legion, 206 Sprague St., noon; Norfolk, Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., 2 p.m.; Pleasanton, Community Center, 202 N. Sycamore St., 5 p.m.; Imperial, Mid-Plains Community College, 1324 Broadway, 7 p.m.; – Albion, Cornerstone Bank, 240 S. 3rd St., 7 p.m.; Wahoo, Lower Platte North NRD, 511 Commercial Park Road, 7:30 p.m.; Wallace, American Legion, 217 S. Commercial Ave., 7: 30 p.m. May 15 – Fairbury, Union Bank and Trust, 1313 K St., 9 a.m.; Franklin, Franklin County Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.; Bridgeport, USDA, 902 Main St., 11 a.m.; Lexington, Library, 907 N. Washington St., noon; St. Paul, The Gathering Place, 612 Howard Ave., 7 p.m.; Benkelman, Farm Service Agency, 1303 A St., 7 p.m.; Seward, The Cattle National Bank, 104 S. 5th, 7:30 p.m. May 16 – Sidney, South Platte NRD, 551 Parkland Drive, 9 a.m.; North Platte, UNL West Central Research and Extension Center auditorium, 402 W. State Farm Road, 7:30 a.m.; Blue Hill, Senior Center, 555 W. Gage St., 10 a.m.; Wilber, UNL Extension Service, 306 W. 3rd St., 2:30 p.m.; Sargent, Community Center, 314 W. Main St., 4:30 p.m.; Broken Bow, Mid-Plains Community College, 2520 S. E St., 6 p.m.; Pawnee City, Library, 735 8th St., 7 p.m.; Grant, Library, 246 Central Ave., 7 p.m. May 17 – Scottsbluff, North Platte NRD, 100547 Airport Road, 9 a.m. May 20 – Trenton, USDA, 36465 U.S. Hwy. 34, 6 p.m. May 21 – Chadron, Country Kitchen, 1250 W. 10th St., noon; Hayes Center, American Legion, 603 Tate St., 6 p.m. May 22 – Alma, Johnson Center, 509 Main St., 10 a.m.; Beaver City, Community Building, 318 10th St., 2 p.m.; McCook, 4-H Meeting Room, 1400 W. 5th St., 6 p.m.
Bits and pieces
• The Fort Kearny Outdoor Discovery Program is going to the dogs May 11. The free event has several activities for dogs this year, including a dock jumping competition. This spring celebration of Nebraska's outdoors is free and runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A park entry permit is required.
• A Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman archery class will take place at Platte River State Park each Wednesday in May. Classes are $5 each and run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. To register, contact Christy Christiansen at 402-471-5547 or email email@example.com or fill out and mail this registration form.
• Honor a Scotts Bluff County fishing enthusiast and enjoy an evening of fishing with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Monday at Terry's Pit in Terrytown. The free family fishing event is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Permit and regulation requirements apply. The event will include the dedication of the Jerry Tallmon Memorial Fishing Activity Trailer. Visit FamilyFishing.OutdoorNebraska.gov for more information.
• The public is invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Southeast District Birding Day on May 15 at Schramm Park State Recreation Area. This free day of birding will begin at 7:30 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, located 7 miles south of Gretna on Nebraska Highway 31. Contact Scott Aden by 5 p.m. May 10 at 402-471-5631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska Walleye Association and Valentine Lions Club will conduct a youth fishing clinic May 4 at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery.
• Fifty college teams will be competing for $2,000 and a berth in the Central Conference Invitational tournament Saturday at Pickwick Lake in Alabama in the second of four stops in the Central Conference. The area teams competing are Northwest Missouri State (Andrew Nordbye, St. Joseph, Mo., and Andrew VanSchoiack, Savannah, Mo.); Nebraska (Sean Mulholland, Deerfield, Ill., and Jon Bash, Lincolnshire, Ill.) and UNO (Ben Milliken, Bennington, and Ben Kroeger, Omaha).
» The Great Park Pursuit begins, statewide
» Registration closes for Outdoor Cooking Camp, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca, 402-755-2284
» Crop Stubble Management informational meeting, Guide Rock Community Center, 120 W. Douglas St., Guide Rock, 5-7 p.m., 308-928-2541 or 308-865-5308
» Lower Platte Archery weekly 3D shoot, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 21, Larry Elston Archery Range at Schramm Park. Membership information, 402-669-0425 or 402-690-5814.
» Start of Cornhusker Trapshoot, Doniphan, www.cornhusker-trap.com
» Fly-tying round table at Cabela's in La Vista, 6 to 7:45 p.m.
» Start of outdoor cooking camp, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284
» Fishing for Millions contest begins, www.cabelas.com/fishformillions
» Take Pride in America Day volunteer cleanup, Verdon Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), Verdon, 9 a.m., 402-883-2575
» Catfish Tournament, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-778-5879
» Kids' Fishing Day, Valentine State Fish Hatchery, Valentine, 10 a.m., 402-376-2244
» Living History Weekend, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-468-5611
» Becoming an Outdoors-Family for the Hearing Impaired, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547 or email@example.com
» Arts and Crafts Center open, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 402-944-2523
» Paddleboat Rides, Miniature Golf, Driving Range, Horse Trail Rides available on select days, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523
» Disc golf tournament, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 10 a.m., 402-944-2523
Submit calendar items or trophy pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or Outdoors Sports, World-Herald Sports Dept., 1314 Douglas St., Suite 700, Omaha, NE 68102. A daytime or cellphone number must be included.