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June Outdoor Calendar

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

June 1 – Run Wild 10k Run, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), Ashland, 9 a.m., runwildne.org

June 1 – Cowboy Trail Bridge Ribbon Cutting, Norfolk, 10:30 a.m.

June 1 – Family Fishing Event, Yanney Park Lake, Kearney, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 1 – Fishing is Fun Water Expo, Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA), Ogallala, 308-284-8800

June 1 – Big Mac Shut Up and Fish Walleye Tournament, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-355-2321

June 1 – In the Spirit of Children Fish and Chip Tournament, Willow Creek SRA, Pierce, 402-329-4053

June 1-2 – Scheels 3-D Archery Tournament, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

June 1-2 – Living History Weekend, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5066

June 1-2 – Rock Creek Trail Days, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 402-729-5777

June 3 – Pistol League, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., christy.christiansen@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5547

June 4 – Family Fishing Event, Skyview Lake, Norfolk, 6-8 p.m.

June 5 – Family Fishing Event, Pawnee Park East Pond, Columbus, 6-8 p.m.

June 5 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Handgun Class: Introduction to Handguns, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., christy.christiansen@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5547

June 7 – Final day of first big game application period (hunters may apply for one deer permit in any draw unit and residents and eligible landowners may apply for one elk permit and one buck or either-sex antelope permit).

June 7-9 – Intertribal Gathering, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

June 8 – Wild About Raptors Workshop, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 308-436-3777

June 8 – Outdoor Skills Day Camp, Lincoln Izaak Walton League, huntsafenebraska.org.

June 8 – Nebraska High School Bowhunter 3-D Championships, Norfolk Archery Range, 402-368-5588 or 402-329-4500

June 8 – National Park Service Outdoor Event, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, all day, 402-857-3373

June 8 – Craft Fair, Johnson Lake SRA, Elwood, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 308-785-2685

June 12 – Family Fishing Event, Fremont Lakes SRA No. 3, Fremont, 6-8 p.m.

June 12 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Handgun Class: Women’s Handguns, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., christy.christiansen@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5547

June 13 – Family Fishing Event, Benson Park Pond, Omaha, 6-8 p.m.

June 14 – Ash Hollow Historical Pageant, Ash Hollow SHP, Lewellen, 308-778-5651

June 14 – National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, 402-857-3373

June 14 – Stargazing, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, dusk-11 p.m., 402-944-2523

June 14-15 – Family Fish and Camp, Memphis SRA, Memphis, 6-8 p.m.

June 14-15 – Becoming an Outdoors-Family Workshop, Memphis SRA, Memphis, christy.christiansen@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5547

June 15 – Psychowpath Mountain Bike Series, Ponca SP, Ponca, psycowpath.com/

June 15 – Chadron SP Anniversary Day, Chadron, 308-432-6167

June 15 – Buffalo Cookout, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 6 p.m., 402-857-3373

June 15-16 – Bugs and Bones Weekend, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

June 16 – Father’s Day Fish Fry, Ponca SP, Ponca, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 402-755-2284

June 16 – Father’s Day Fishing Tournament, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

June 16 – 3-D Archery Shoot, Lake McConaughy SRA, 308-289-6509

June 16 – Father’s Day Buffet, Fort Robinson SP, 308-665-2900

June 17-21 – Shooting Skills Camp for ages 11-15, South Central 4-H Center, Republican City, 402-471-6144

June 18 – Pony Express Re-ride, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney, 308-865-5305

June 18 – Family Fishing Event, Walnut Creek Reservoir, Papillion, 6-8 p.m.

June 19 – Family Fishing Event, Bowling Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

June 19 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Handgun Class: Cleaning and Sighting in, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., christy.christiansen@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5547

June 20 – Growing Up WILD Workshop, Atonement Lutheran Church, 4530 N. 85th St., Omaha, 7-9 p.m., lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov

June 22 – Carp-O-Rama, Pawnee SRA, Emerald, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 24-27 – Aquatic Skills Camp for ages 14-18, Eastern 4-H Center, Gretna, 402-471-6144

June 25 – Family Fishing Event, Birdwood Lake, North Platte, 6-8 p.m.

June 26 – Family Fishing Event, Cottonmill Lake, Kearney, 6-8 p.m.

June 26 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Handgun Class: Fun with Handguns, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., christy.christiansen@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5547

June 27 – Family Fishing Event, Mormon Island SRA No. 1, Grand Island, 6-8 p.m.

June 28 – National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, 402-857-3373

June 30 – Sod House Sunday, Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch SHP, Merriman, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 308-684-5305

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.

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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