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January Outdoor Calendar

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

Jan. 1 – First Day Hike, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca, 8 a.m., 402-755-2284

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day; Game and Parks offices closed

Jan. 2 – Indoor 3-D Archery Target Showcase, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, noon-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 2-3 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open, Platte River SP, Louisville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 402-234-2217

Jan. 2, 9, 16, 30 – Handgun Workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 6-7:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 3 – Duck and coot hunting seasons close in Zone 3, Low Plains Unit

Jan. 3 – Yule Log Quest, Platte River SP, Louisville, 3 p.m., 402-234-2217

Jan. 4 – Youth Basic Rifle Introduction, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 1-2:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 4-25 – Duck and coot hunting seasons in Zone 2, High Plains Unit

Jan. 8 – Green Scoring Your Trophy, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 10 – Ice Bowl disc golf tournament, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 1-4 p.m., 402-944-2523

Jan. 10 – Discover Ice Fishing Clinic, CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 1-4 p.m., 402-471-5447

Jan. 12 – First day of spring turkey hunting permit sales

Jan. 15 – Youth, Landowner, Season Choice and River Antlerless, and Gifford Point WMA deer hunting seasons close

Jan. 15 – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission board meeting, Lincoln

Jan. 15 – Pheasants Forever prescribed burn training workshop, Lincoln, UNL Extension Lancaster County, 444 Cherry Creek Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Jan. 16 – Discover Ice Fishing Clinic, Environmental Resource Center, Yanney Heritage Park, Kearney, 6-9 p.m., 402-471-5447

Jan. 16 – Dark goose hunting season closes in North Central Unit

Jan. 16-18 – Women’s Wellness Weekend, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Jan. 17 – Discover Ice Fishing Clinic, Yanney Lake, Yanney Heritage Park, Kearney, 1-4 p.m., 402-471-5447

Jan. 19 – Special Public Health Hazard Order crow hunting closes

Jan. 20 – Pheasants Forever prescribed burn training workshop, Hay Springs, United Methodist Church, 340 Miller St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Jan. 20 – Crow hunting season opens statewide

Jan. 21 – Pheasants Forever prescribed burn training workshop, Scottsbluff, North Platte NRD, 100547 Airport Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Jan. 22 – Novice Predator Hunting Workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 7:30-9 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 24 – Cold Days, Warm Hearts and Family Fun, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 3-6 p.m., 402-944-2523

Jan. 24-Feb. 8 – Light goose regular hunting season

Jan. 25 – Duck and coot hunting seasons close in Zone 3, High Plains Unit

Jan. 25 – Cowboy Poetry/Music Jam, Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park, Merriman, 2-7 p.m., 308-684-3428

Jan. 27 – Pheasants Forever prescribed burn training workshop, North Platte, North Platte Community College, 1101 Halligan Drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Jan. 28 – Pheasants Forever prescribed burn training workshop, Grand Island, UNL Extension Hall County, 3180 W. U.S. Hwy. 34, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Jan. 29 – River Otters in Nebraska: A Success Story, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 7-8:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 31 – Hunting seasons close for November late doe/fawn antelope, fall turkey, pheasant, quail, partridge, grouse and squirrel

Jan. 31 – Scoring Workshop for Boone and Crockett, Pope and Young, Muzzleloader, State Citation, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 31-Feb. 1 – White-fronted goose hunting season

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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