Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex

The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Complex is a family-friendly shooting sports complex with a focus on safety and family fun located at Platte River State Park near Louisville. This center features an archery range with a shooting tower, a 50-yard small bore rifle range, a trap range with 5 stand feature and an indoor 10-meter pellet gun range. The ranges were created with everyone in mind, regardless of size, ability or skill level.

2017 hours and events

Weekend hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 29
Range opens weekends

May 26
Take Aim at Summer Open House, 4 – 8 p.m.

Summer hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 4 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

May 27
Range opens full-time for summer

Aug. 13
Last day of full-time summer hours

Aug. 19
Range open weekends only

Oct. 8
Range open weekends only

All holiday hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nov. 11
Range Veterans Appreciation Day

Nov. 24-26
Holiday range open

Dec. 2
Archery on Fire

Dec. 16
Yule Log

Dec. 23, 26-30
Holiday range open

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Special events

Upcoming special events at the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex:

Youth Hunter Education Challenge October 15, 2017

The Nebraska State Youth Hunter Education Challenge is an advanced hunter education program designed to build and further develop skills taught in basic hunter education courses. For more information about the program visit: This is a free competition, open to all youth age 11 or older who have successfully completed Hunter Education and who have not yet graduated from High School. Proof of successful Hunter Education completion is required. Participants under the age of 18, must have parent or guardian permission. Firearms, archery and safety equipment provided. Participants are encouraged to use their own equipment, but it is not required. Ammunition is ONLY provided for range owned equipment.  Register or download the flyer.


Steel Plate Challenge -- Saturday, July 1, 2017

This is a fun event for the whole family! This is a competition using M & P Sporter rifles shooting a series of steel plates while being timed. Being fast and accurate at the same time makes for a fun challenge!
all equipment and ammunition is provided. Ages 8 & Up. $20 per person payable at the time of the event.

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Non-scheduled hours

Non-scheduled hours are available for educational programs, group outings and corporate events. To inquire about events and instruction during non-scheduled hours, email Christy Christiansen or call her at 402-471-5547.

Shooting rates

Pellet gun: $3 per person for four rounds (48)
Archery and atlatl throwing: $3 per person for 30 minutes
Sling shot: $3 per basket of ammo
.22 rimfire rifle: $3 per person per for two rounds (20)
Shotgun: $5 per person for one round of 25; $7 per person for one round of 25 with range gun and ammo provided; additional $2 for 5 stand sporting clays
Hatchet throwing: $3 per person per half hour