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February Outdoor Calendar

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

Feb. 1 – White-fronted goose hunting season closes

Feb. 1 – Archery 101: Know Your Bow: Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 4 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 1 – Super Bowl Sunday Mini-Lodge Package, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca, 402-755-2284

Feb. 4 – Prescribed Burn Training workshop, Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, 9 a.m., 308-850-8395

Feb. 7 – Birds and Binoculars, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 9 a.m., 402-944-2523

Feb. 7 – Pound Middle School NASP Tournament, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 402-471-6141

Feb. 7 – Pheasants Forever State Habitat Meeting, Kearney, 8 a.m., 308-850-8395

Feb. 8 – Youth Basic Rifle, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 1 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 8 – Dark goose hunting season closes in East, Platte River, Panhandle and Niobrara units

Feb. 8 – Statewide light goose hunting season ends

Feb. 9 – Light Goose Conservation Order hunting begins

Feb. 10 – Fire Weather workshop, Wild Bill’s Wings and Bowling, 1100 S. Jeffers, St., North Platte, 6 p.m., 308-850-8395

Feb. 11 – Fire Weather workshop, Mid-Plains Community College, W. Neb. Hwy. 2, Broken Bow, 1 p.m., 308-850-8395

Feb. 11-14 – Valentine’s Special, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Feb. 12 – Introduction to Trapping, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 13-14 – Valentine’s Dinner, Platte River SP, Louisville, 5 p.m., 402-234-2217

Feb. 14-15 – Birds and Breakfast hike and identification workshop, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Feb. 17 – Handgun Fun Shoot, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 22 – Archery 101: Know Your Bow: Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 7 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 26 – Just the Basics Fishing Workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., Lincoln, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 28 – Cottontail and jackrabbit hunting seasons close

Feb. 28 – Bobcat, raccoon, Virginia opossum, long-tailed weasel, mink, red fox, gray fox and badger hunting and trapping 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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