Cabela's Apprenticeship Program

  • Chrissy Peters Apprenticeship
  • Jacob Wagner Apprenticeship
  • Ann Wilton Apprenticeship
  • McKenzie Hauger Apprenticeship

Cabela's, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are working together to provide tangible, experiential opportunities for undergraduate students to address real issues centered around

  • recruiting and maintaining participants in outdoor activities
  • creating and managing fish and wildlife and their habitat
  • protecting threatened and endangered species
  • supporting conservation of ecosystems

To that end, Cabela's funded the Apprenticeship Program.

Funding for Apprentices typically averages around $3,000 per Apprentice, but other levels of funding will be considered if justified in the application. Applications are generally accepted in March.

Information for the 2018 Apprenticeship can be downloaded here. Applications are due 5:00 p.m. (CDT), February 28, 2018.

Additional information about the program can be found by contacting SNR Faculty member Mark Pegg at

Listen to IANR Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm speak with KRVN about the Cabela's Apprenticeship Program:

Apprenticeship Stories

Jhett Ostrom
"I believe the great sports of hunting and shooting need to be conserved and passed down generation to generation and friend to friend." – Jhett Ostrom – Read more
Michael True
"Once I realized that wildlife and human ecosystems should not and cannot be separated, it opened up a whole new field of thought that I hadn’t quite tapped into." – Mike True – Read more
emily Huzura
Emily Hruza’s research emphasizes the fact that many species, not just baboons, rely on the presence of keystone species such as the African elephant. Read more