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September Outdoor Calendar

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

Sept. 1 – Horseback trail rides conclude, Niobrara State Park (SP), Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Sept. 1 – Hunting seasons open for cottontail, jackrabbit, dove, snipe, grouse, rail, raccoon and opossum

Sept. 1 – Final day of Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

Sept. 1 – Game and Parks’ district offices and service centers closed for Labor Day

Sept. 1 – Archery deer hunting season opens

Sept. 1 – APHA Trail Ride, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

Sept. 1 – Living History, Fort Kearny State Historical Park (SHP), Kearney, 308-865-5305

Sept. 4 – Niobrara/Verdigre High School Cross Country Invitational, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Sept. 6 – Night Owl 5K Run/Walk, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

Sept. 6 – Bowhunting workshop, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

Sept. 6 – Plants of the Prairie, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 5 p.m., 402-729-5777

Sept. 6-7 – Ogallala West Toucan Open Windsurfing, Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA), Ogallala, 308-284-8800

Sept. 6-7 – Living History, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

Sept. 6-14 – Early teal hunting season in High Plains zone

Sept. 6-21 – Early teal hunting season in Low Plains zone

Sept. 7 – Scavenger Hunt, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 10 a.m., 402-729-5777

Sept. 7 – Families on Target, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 402-471-6141, 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 – Feathered Friends, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 308-436-3777

Sept. 13 – Nighttime Scavenger Hunt, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 8 p.m., 402-729-5777

Sept. 13 – Moonshell Storytelling Festival, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Sept. 13-14 – Big Mac Fall Classic Walleye Tournament, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-284-8800

Sept. 14 – Nature Journal, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 9 a.m., 402-729-5777

Sept. 15 – Fall turkey hunting season opens

Sept. 15 – Archery bull elk hunting season opens

Sept. 17 – Pine Ridge Riders, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

Sept. 17 – Final day of participation in and postmark deadline for the Great Park Pursuit

Sept. 19 – Emigrant Experiences for 4th Graders, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 402-729-5777

Sept. 20 – Muzzleloader antelope hunting season opens

Sept. 20 – Living History, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 402-729-5777

Sept. 20 – Dad’s Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 402-471-6141, 10 a.m.

Sept. 20 – Insects After Dark, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 8:30 p.m., 402-729-5777

Sept. 20-21 – Missouri River Outdoor Expo, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Sept. 21 – Prairie Mammals, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 9 a.m., 402-729-5777

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

Sept. 25 – Voecks/Meade Trail Ride, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

Sept. 27 – State High School Silhouette Match, Pressey Wildlife Management Area, Oconto, 7:30 a.m.

Sept. 27-28 – Becoming an Outdoors Family Camp, Camp Kateri, McCool Junction, 402-471-5547

Sept. 27-28 – Competitive Horse Trail Riding, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

Sept. 27 – Firearm bull elk hunting season opens

Sept. 27 – Public land cow elk hunting season opens

Sept. 27 – Brainy About Bats, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 8:30 p.m., 402-729-5777

Sept. 28 – Chain Challenge Disc Golf, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Sept. 28 – Living History, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City, 402-873-7222

Sept. 28 – Junior Naturalist Adventure, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 9 a.m., 402-729-5777

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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