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April Outdoor Calendar

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

April 1-6 – Fort Kearny State Historical Park (SHP) visitor center open for crane viewing and history, Kearney, 308-865-5305

April 1-14 – Archery paddlefish permit application period

April 2 – Just the Basics fishing workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 4 – Spring Eggstravaganza, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca, 402-755-2284

April 4 – Bird banding workshop, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Gretna, 9 a.m., 402-332-3901

April 5 – Light Goose Conservation Order closes in Rainwater Basin and West zones

April 6 – Statewide crow hunting season closes

April 8 – Bird Watching 101, Johnson Lake State Recreation Area (SRA), Elwood, 308-324-8484

April 9 – Nebraska Resident Bull Elk Auction Tag Auction, Nebraska Big Game Society Meeting, Wilderness Ridge, 1800 Wilderness Woods Place, Lincoln, RSVP by April 3 at 402-430-9191

April 11 – Spring youth shotgun turkey season opens

April 11-12 – Platte River Art Show, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 8 a.m., 402-944-2523

April 12 – Cass County Championship of the World Disc Golf Tourney, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

April 15 – Light Goose Conservation Order closes in East Zone

April 18 – Spring shotgun turkey season opens

April 18 – Morel Mile and 5K runs, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 8 a.m., 402-883-2575

April 18 – Outdoor Adventure, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 8 a.m., 402-883-2575

April 18 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman tank float, Mullen, 11 a.m., 402-471-6009

April 18 – Lymphomathon, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 9 a.m., 402-944-2523

April 18-19 – Great Plains Garrison Troop Muster, Fort Hartsuff SHP, Burwell, 308-346-4715

April 20 – Application period begins for Super Tag and Combo lottery permits

April 20 – Application period begins for bighorn sheep lottery permit

April 24 – Arbor Day, Game and Parks offices closed

April 24 – Team Walleye Circuit open tournament rules meeting, Lewis and Clark SRA, Crofton, 6 p.m., 308-224-2033

April 25 – Crofton Kids’ Fishing Clinic, Lewis and Clark SRA, Crofton, 4 p.m., 402-388-2477

April 25 – Midwest Regional Cass County Championship of the World Disc Golf Tourney, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 10 a.m., 402-944-7604

April 25 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Horses and Camping Weekend, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-6009

April 25-26 – Team Walleye Circuit open tournament, Lewis and Clark SRA, Crofton, 308-224-2033

April 27 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Terrytown, 4 p.m., 402-471-5447

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.

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