AUGUST OUTDOOR CALENDAR

Posted 5 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

Nebraska Games and Parks LogoLINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in August:

Aug. 1 - Squirrel season opens

Aug. 1 - Bat workshop, Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, 3-10 p.m.

Aug. 1 - Final day for bighorn sheep lottery applications

Aug. 2 - National Park Service Outdoor Event, Niobrara State Park (SP), Niobrara,10 a.m.-2 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 2-3 - Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun,10 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-468-5611

Aug. 4-31 - Swimming pool open weekends only, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Aug. 6 – Family Fishing Event, City Pond, North Platte, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 7 - Family Fishing Event, Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA) Lake No. 1, Grand Island, 6-8 p.m., 308-385-6211

Aug. 8 – Family Fishing Event, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney, 6-8 p.m., 308-865-5305

Aug. 8 – National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 8-9 - Becoming an Outdoors-Family workshop, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney,308-865-5305

Aug. 8-10 - Ponca Pow-Wow, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Aug. 9 – Waterfowl Hunting Safety workshop, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 9 – Rough Reptiles and Awesome Amphibians, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 9 a.m., 308-436-3777

Aug. 10 – Archery paddlefish season closes

Aug. 11 - “NEBRASKA Land & Sky” airs on NET Television, 7 p.m. CT

Aug. 11 - Fall turkey permits available

Aug. 12 - Family Fishing Event, Halleck Lake, Papillion, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 13 - Family Fishing Event, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 13 - Bat workshop, TaHaZouka Park, Norfolk, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Aug. 14 - Family Fishing Event, Recharge Lake, York, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 15 - Private land cow elk season opens

Aug. 15 - Bullfrog season opens

Aug. 15 - Final day to apply for Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area special access permits

Aug. 15 - First day portable tree stands may be installed, used or left in place on wildlife management areas

Aug. 16 - Lake McConaughy Beach Cleanup, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala,308-284-8800

Aug. 16 – Living History, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 402-729-5777

Aug. 20 – Archery antelope season opens

Aug. 22-Sept. 1 - Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

Aug. 23 - Lewis and Clark Heritage Day, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Aug. 23 – Carp-a-thon, Alexandria SRA, Alexandria, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 402-729-5777

Aug. 23 – A Night Under the Stars, Fort Kearny SHP, Kearney, 9 p.m., 308-865-5305

Aug. 29 – National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 29 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, Grand Island

Aug. 30 - Buffalo Cookout and Nebraska Humanities Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 5 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 30 – Fish Fry, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

Aug. 30-31 - Hobie Mac Attack Regatta, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-284-8800

Aug. 30-Sept. 1 - Living History, Fort Kearny SHP, Kearney, 308-865-5305

Aug. 31 – Sidewalk Chalk Art, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

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.