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October Outdoor Calendar

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

Oct. 1 – Crow hunting season opens statewide

Oct. 1-10 – River Antlerless deer hunting season for legal firearms, but not Season Choice, landowner or youth permits

Oct. 1-31 – Paddlefish snagging season

Oct. 4-6 – Becoming an Outdoors-Woman camp, Halsey, 402-471-5482

Oct. 5 – Autumn Harvest Art Show, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), Ashland, 402-944-2523

Oct. 5 – Project WILD workshop, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon, Denton, 402-471-5363

Oct. 5 – Dark goose hunting season opens in North Central Unit

Oct. 5 – Duck and coot hunting seasons open in Zones 2 and 4

Oct. 5 – White-fronted goose hunting season opens

Oct. 5 – Light goose hunting regular season opens

Oct. 5 – Homemade Living Day, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Oct. 5-6 – Living History Weekend, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

Oct. 5-6 – Youth waterfowl hunting season in Zone 1

Oct. 6 – Muzzleloader antelope hunting season closes

Oct. 6, 13, 20 – Living History Day, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City, 402-873-7222

Oct. 11, 18, 25 – Haunted Hollow Hayrack Rides, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

Oct. 12 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex closes for season, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

Oct. 12 – October Late Doe/Fawn antelope hunting season opens

Oct. 12 – Duck and coot hunting seasons open in Zone 1

Oct. 12, 19 – Hallowfest, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Oct. 12, 19, 26 – RV Campground Halloween Decorating Contest, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

Oct. 12-27 – Firearm antelope hunting season

Oct. 13 – Muzzleloader Sight-in and Family Rendezvous, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-234-2217

Oct. 14 – Columbus Day, Game and Parks offices closed

Oct. 16 – Nebraska Big Game Society Annual Meeting, Mahoney SP, (402) 430-9191

Oct. 18 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, 8 a.m., Nebraska City

Oct. 19-20 – Youth pheasant, quail and partridge hunting season

Oct. 19-20 – Youth waterfowl hunting season in Zone 3

Oct. 19-20 – DeSoto muzzleloader deer hunting season

Oct. 23 – Duck and coot hunting seasons open in Zone 3

Oct. 26 – Howl in the Hills Night Hike, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 308-436-3777

Oct. 26 – Pheasant, quail and partridge hunting season opens

Oct. 27 – Archery and firearm bull elk hunting seasons close

Oct. 27 – Private and public land antlerless elk hunting seasons close

Oct. 28 – Dark goose hunting season opens in East, Platte River, Panhandle and Niobrara Units

Oct. 30 – Dove hunting season closes

Oct. 31 – Eurasian collared-dove hunting continues

Oct. 31 – Raccoon and Virginia opossum hunting seasons close

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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