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May Outdoor Calendar

LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in May:

May 1 – The Great Park Pursuit begins, statewide, negpp.org

May 1-3 – Cornhusker Trap Shoot, Doniphan, cornhusker-trap.com

May 3 – Catfish Classic Fishing Tournament, Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA), Ogallala, 308-284-8800

May 3 – Kids’ Fishing Day, Valentine State Fish Hatchery, Valentine, 10 a.m., 402-376-2244

May 3 – Take Pride in America Day Cleanup at Branched Oak SRA, 402-783-3400

May 3 – Take Pride in America Day Cleanup at Verdon Lake SRA, Verdon, 9 a.m., 402-883-2575

May 3-4 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

May 3-4 – Toast Wine Festival, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), Ashland, 402-944-2523

May 3-4 – Becoming an Outdoors Family camp for hearing impaired, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

May 7, 14, 21, 28 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman handgun class, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

May 8-9 – Outdoor Discovery Program, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney, 308-865-5305

May 9 – Outdoor Educational Rendezvous, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

May 10 – Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo, Fort Kearny SRA, 308-865-5305

May 10 – Youth fishing instructor training, Kearney, 9 a.m.-noon, 402-332-4204

May 10 – Lymphomathon, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

May 10 – Family Fishing Event, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney, 308-865-5305

May 11 – Mother’s Day Buffet, Ponca SP, Ponca, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 402-755-2284

May 11 – Mother’s Day Buffet, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 308-665-2900

May 16-18 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Explore Fort Robinson, Fort Robinson SP

May 17 – Living History, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 402-729-5777

May 17 – Living History, Fort Hartsuff SHP, Burwell, 308-346-4715

May 17 – Run Wild, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

May 17 – Fishing Clinic, Alexandria SRA, Alexandria, 402-729-5777

May 17 – Lewis and Clark Expedition Adventure Race, Lewis and Clark SRA, Crofton, 402-388-4169

May 17 – Wildlands Day, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 308-436-3777

May 17 – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, no fishing or park entry permits required this day

May 17 – Barbecue and Kids’ Fishing Derby, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

May 17 – Kids’ Fishing Day, Victoria Springs SRA, Anselmo, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 308-749-2265

May 17-18 – Living History, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

May 19-June 6 – Eligible landowners may apply for one elk permit

May 23 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open house, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

May 24 – Official opening of summer state park activities

May 24 – John and Susan McNeill musical performance, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

May 24-26 – Living History, Fort Kearny SHP, Kearney, 308-865-5305

May 24-Aug. 10 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open daily, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

May 24-Sept. 1 – Horseback trail rides, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

May 24-26 – Buffalo Burgers, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

May 25 – Sidewalk Chalk Art, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

May 25 – National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

May 28 – Family Fishing Event, Halleck Lake, Papillion

May 29 – Family Fishing Event, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

May 30 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, Alma

May 31 – Spring turkey seasons close

May 31 – Lucky Bucket Brewing 7K, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

May 31-June 1 – Living History, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

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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