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April Outdoor Calendar

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

April 1 – Light Goose Conservation Order ends in Zone 2

April 1-14 – Application period for archery paddlefish permits

April 2 – Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, York Elementary School, 1501 Washington Ave., York, lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov

April 4 – Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 St. Paul Ave., Lincoln, lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov

April 6 – Youth shotgun season opens for spring turkey hunting

April 6 – Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, Dodge County Extension, 1206 W. 23rd St., Fremont, lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov

April 6-7 – Platte River Art Show, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), Ashland, 402-944-2523

April 11 – Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St., Lincoln, lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov

April 13 – Shotgun season opens for spring turkey hunting

April 13-14 – Living history, Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park (SHP), Burwell, 308-346-4715

April 14 – Light Goose Conservation Order ends in zones 1 and 3

April 15 – Application period begins for multi-species Super Tag lottery permit

April 18 – Project WILD Workshop: Exploring Nature Through Classroom Activities K-12, Chadron State College, 1000 Main St., Chadron, lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov

April 19 – Sportsmen Assisting Nebraska’s Disabled Sportsmen Banquet and Fundraiser, Omaha, sandsusa.org

April 20 – Earth Day, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

April 20 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman geocaching workshop, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

April 20 – Indian Cave Outdoor Adventure, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

April 26 –Game and Parks offices closed in observance of Arbor Day

April 26-28 – Arbor Day Celebration, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City, 402-873-7222

April 26-28 – Women’s Turkey Hunt Camp, South-Central 4-H Camp, Alma, 402-471-6144

April 27 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman horseback riding, shooting and outdoor cooking, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

April 27 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open on weekends through May 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

Contact Game and Parks at 402-471-0641 or visit OutdoorNebraska.org for updates and more information, including lists of boater, hunter and bow hunter education classes.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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