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September Outdoor Calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in September. Waterfowl season dates were not finalized as of mid-August. Beginning Aug. 31, visit OutdoorNebraska.org for waterfowl season dates.

Sept. 1 – Sidewalk Chalk Art, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

Sept. 1 – Final day of horse trail rides and final day swimming pool is open, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Sept. 1 – Hunting seasons open for grouse, raccoon, Virginia opossum, cottontail, jackrabbit, dove (mourning, white-winged and Eurasian collared), snipe, and Virginia and sora rail

Sept. 7-Oct. 12 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open Saturdays and Sundays, Platte River SP, Louisville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 402-234-2217

Sept. 10 – Growing Up WILD Workshop, Children’s Zoo, Lincoln, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 402-471-5581

Sept. 13 – Stargazing, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, dusk-11 p.m., 402-944-2523

Sept. 14 – Night Owl 5K Run, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 8 p.m., 402-857-3373

Sept. 14 – Feathered Friends birding hike, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 308-436-3777

Sept. 14 – Moonshell Storytelling Festival, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Sept. 14-15 – Walleye Tournament, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-726-2368

Sept. 15 – Statewide fall turkey hunting season opens

Sept. 15 – Archery, Mule Deer Conservation Area, Season Choice, River Antlerless, Youth, Landowner and Statewide Whitetail Buck deer hunting opens

Sept. 15 – Archery bull elk hunting season opens

Sept. 16 – Final day of participation in the Great Park Pursuit

Sept. 18 – Postmark deadline for Great Park Pursuit nature impressions

Sept. 20 – Center of the Nation half and full marathons, Chadron SP, Chadron, 308-432-6167

Sept. 21 – Muzzleloader antelope hunting season opens

Sept. 21 – Woodcock hunting season opens

Sept. 21 – Storm the Fort 5K Run, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

Sept. 21-22 – Missouri River Outdoor Expo, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Sept. 21-22 – Applejack Festival and Fine Arts Show, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City, 402-873-7222

Sept. 28 – Firearm bull elk hunting season opens

Sept. 28 – Public land cow elk hunting season opens

Sept. 28 – Dirty Bird Mud Run, Ponca SP, Ponca, 11 a.m., 402-755-2284

Sept. 28-29 – Becoming an Outdoors Family Adventure Camp, Camp Kateri, McCool Junction, 402-471-5547

Sept. 28-29 – Outdoor Family Adventure Camp, Camp Kateri, McCool Junction, 402-471-5547

Sept. 29 – Chain Challenge Disco Golf Tournament, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Sept. 29 – Living history, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City, 402-873-7222

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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