AUGUST OUTDOOR CALENDAR

Posted 12 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in August:

Aug. 1 – Squirrel hunting season opens

Aug. 1 – Winners of Fish for Millions promotion to be announced

Aug. 2 – Shoreline baiting for carp fishing, Conestoga State Recreation Area (SRA), Denton

Aug. 3 – Buffalo cookout, Niobrara State Park (SP), Niobrara, 6 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 3 – National Park Service Outdoor Event, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, all day, 402-857-3373

Aug. 3-4 – Living History Weekend, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

Aug. 4-9 – Nebraska Star Party, Merritt Reservoir SRA, Valentine, 402-376-3320

Aug. 5 – Pistol League, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-234-2217

Aug. 5-Sept. 1 – Swimming pool open weekends only, Niobrara SP, 402-857-3373.

Aug. 7 – Family Fishing Night, Birdwood Lake, North Platte, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 7 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman shotgun class, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., 402-471-5547

Aug. 8 – Family Fishing Night, Mormon Island SRA Lake No. 1, Grand Island, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 8-10 – Music Jamboree, Lake Minatare SRA, Minatare, 308-783-2911

Aug. 9 – National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 9-10 – Family Fishing Night and Family Camp, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney

Aug. 9-11 – Northern Ponca Pow-wow, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Aug. 9-11 – Becoming an Outdoors-Family Workshop, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney, 402-471-5547

Aug. 10 – The Night Sky stargazing event, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 308-436-3777

Aug. 10 – Splash ’n’ Bash belly flop contest, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, noon-5 p.m., 402-944-2523

Aug. 10 – National Wild Turkey Federation Jakes Youth Day at the Range, Valley Trap Range, Fremont, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 12 – First day to purchase fall turkey hunting permits, beginning at 1 p.m. CT

Aug. 13 – Hunter education firearm instructor training, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 6-9 p.m., 402-471-6134

Aug. 13 – Family Fishing Night, Lake Halleck, Papillion, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 14 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman shotgun class, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., 402-471-5547

Aug. 15 – Final day of application period for Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area access permits

Aug. 15 – Family Fishing Night, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 15 – Bullfrog season opens

Aug. 15 – Private land cow elk hunting season opens

Aug. 16 – Stargazing, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, dusk-11 p.m., 402-944-2523

Aug. 16-17 – Women in the Outdoors, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

Aug 17 – Color for a Cause 5K Run, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney, 9 a.m., http://familyadvocacynetwork.com/

Aug. 18 – 3-D Archery Shoot, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-289-6509

Aug. 20 – Archery antelope hunting season opens

Aug. 21 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman shotgun class, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., 402-471-5547

Aug. 23 – National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 24 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman tank float down Middle Loup River, Mullen, 402-471-6009

Aug 24 – Youth fishing instructor training, Harmon Park Activity Center, Kearney, 9 a.m.-noon, 402-332-4204

Aug. 24 – Lewis and Clark Heritage Day, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Aug. 28 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman shotgun class, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., 402-471-5547

Aug. 30 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, Valentine, 8 a.m.

Aug. 30-Sept. 3 – Hobie Fleet 61 Regatta, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 303-359-4275

Aug. 31 – Buffalo cookout, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 6 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 31-Sept. 1 – Living History Weekend, Fort Atkinson SHP, 402-468-5611

Contact Game and Parks at 402-471-0641 or visit OutdoorNebraska.org for more information. Visit HuntSafeNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and BoatSafeNebraska.org for a list of boating safety classes.