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July Outdoor Calendar

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

July 1 – Archery fishing of game fish is allowed statewide through Dec. 31

July 1 – Underwater spearfishing of game fish allowed in specific waters through Dec. 31 (see page 20 of 2013-2014 Fishing Guide)

July 1-14 – Paddlefish snagging permit application period

July 2-4 – Western Wildlife Art Show, Fort Robinson State Park (SP), Crawford, 308-665-2900

July 4 – Independence Day, all Game and Parks district offices and service centers closed

July 4 – Fourth of July Barbecue, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

July 4 – Final day to apply for Nebraska Super Tag and Combo lottery permits

July 4-6 – Living History, Fort Kearny State Historical Park (SHP), Kearney, 308-865-5305

July 5 – National Park Service Outdoor Event, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 5 – Dutch Oven Cobbler and Ice Cream Social, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

July 5 – Buffalo Cookout and Nebraska Humanities Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 5-6 – Living History, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

July 6 – Sidewalk Chalk Art, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 6 – Living History, Fort Hartsuff SHP, Burwell, 308-346-4715

July 7, 21 – Pistol League, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

July 7-11 – Association of Conservation Information Conference, Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City

July 8 – Family Fishing Event, Johnson Lake, Fremont, 6-8 p.m.

July 8-9 – Shooting Skills Camp, Cozad, 402-471-5547

July 9 – Family Fishing Event, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

July 9 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Rifle Clinic, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

July 10 – Family Fishing Event, Halleck Lake, Papillion, 6-8 p.m.

July 11 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, Niobrara

July 11 – Nebraska Super Tag permit drawing

July 12 – Bighorn Sheep Hike, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 308-436-3777

July 12 – First Shots Clinic, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

July 12 – Carp-O-Rama, Lake Maloney State Recreation Area (SRA), North Platte, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

July 12 – Archery paddlefish season opens

July 12 – Buffalo Cookout and Nebraska Humanities Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 12-13 – Hobie Tropical Dreams Regatta, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-284-8800

July 13 – Fur Trade Days Regatta, Chadron SP, Chadron, 308-432-6167

July 14 – Remaining big game hunting permits may be purchased, beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time, through the close of the seasons

July 15-17 – Outdoor Skills Camp, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

July 15 – Family Fishing Event, Skyview Lake, Norfolk, 6-8 p.m.

July 16 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Rifle Clinic, Louisville, 402-471-5547

July 16 – Family Fishing Event, Pawnee Park East Pond, Columbus, 6-8 p.m.

July 18 – National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 18-19 – Beyond BOW Niobrara and Missouri River Kayaking Trip, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 19 – Buffalo Cookout and Nebraska Humanities Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 19-20 – Snakes of Nebraska Weekend, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Gretna, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 402-332-3901

July 22 – Family Fishing Event, Bowling Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

July 23 – Family Fishing Event, Benson Park Pond, Omaha, 6-8 p.m.

July 23 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Rifle Clinic, Weeping Water, 402-471-5547

July 26 – Kites and Castles Contest, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-284-8800

July 26 – Kite Day, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 26 – State High School Fishing Tournament, Merritt Reservoir, SRA, Valentine, 402-376-3320

July 26 – Campfire Christmas in July, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

July 26 – The Dam Run, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-284-8800

July 26 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Beginning Kayaking Workshop, Lake Wanahoo SRA, 402-471-6009

July 30 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Rifle Clinic, Bennett, 402-471-5547

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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