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June Outdoor Calendar

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

June 1 – Underwater spearfishing season begins at Box Butte Reservoir and on private waters

June 1, 15 – Pistol League, Platte River State Park (SP), Louisville, 402-471-5547

June 2 – Outdoor Chef Junior, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 10 a.m., 402-471-6141

June 2, 16 – Ladies’ Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-5662

June 2 – Family Fishing Event, Skyview Lake, Norfolk, 6-8 p.m.

June 3 – Family Fishing Event, Pawnee Park East Pond, Columbus, 6-8 p.m.

June 3 – Outdoor Chef, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 10 a.m., 402-471-6141

June 3, 10, 17, 24 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Archery Class, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

June 4 – Family Fishing Event, Stanton Lake, Falls City, 6-8 p.m.

June 4 – Beyond BOW Beginning Canoe, Wehrspann Lake, Omaha, 402-471-5547

June 5 – Final day of application period for landowner elk permits

June 5-7 – Big Mac Attack II Sailboats, Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA), Ogallala, 308-289-2142

June 6 – Ladies’ Day at the Range, Weeping Water Gun Club, 1 p.m., 402-471-5547

June 6 – 6 Hours of Darkness Adventure Race, Branched Oak SRA, Raymond, 6 p.m., raceregister.net

June 6 – Photographer’s Workshop, Wildcat Hills SRA and Nature Center, Gering, 5:30 p.m., 308-436-3777

June 6 – Family Fishing Event, Yanney Park, Kearney, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 6 – National Trails Day trail restoration, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 9 a.m., 402-883-2575

June 6 – Fish and Chip golf and fishing tournament, Willow Creek SRA, Pierce, 402-644-7402

June 6 – ColorFoam 5K, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

June 6-7 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

June 6-7 – Pioneer Longrifle Rendezvous, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-471-5427

June 6-7 – Rock Creek Trail Days, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 402-729-5777

June 6-7 – Scheels 3-D Archery Tournament, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

June 6-Aug. 2 – Swimming pool open daily, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

June 7 – Bic Mac Walleye Shootout, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 7 a.m., 308-254-2894

June 8, 10 – Rimfire Sporter Rifle Clinic, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6 p.m., 402-471-5547

June 8-26 – Residents and nonresidents may apply for one deer permit in any draw unit

June 8-26 – Residents and eligible landowners may apply for one buck or either-sex antelope permit in available units

June 8-26 – Residents may apply for one elk permit

June 9 – Family Fishing Event, Johnson Park Lake, Fremont, 6-8 p.m.

June 9, 23 – Best Shot Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 403-471-6141

June 10 – Family Fishing Event, Benson Park Pond, Omaha, 6-8 p.m.

June 11 – 4-H Horse Camp, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

June 12 – Beyond BOW Platte River canoe trip, Schramm Park SRA, Gretna, 4:30 p.m., 402-471-5547

June 12 – National Park Service Missouri River Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

June 13 – National Park Service Special Event: Discover the Real Missouri River, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

June 12-13 – Ash Hollow Pageant, Ash Hollow SHP, Lewellen, 308-778-5651

June 12-14 – Intertribal Gathering, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

June 13 – High 5 Relay Run, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

June 13 – Chadron State Park’s 94th Anniversary Event, Chadron SP, Chadron, 308-432-6167

June 13 – Free Family Shooting Event, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 10 a.m., 402-471-6141

June 13 – Big Mac Shut up and Fish tournament, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 7 a.m., 308-289-8457

June 13 – Kids’ Fishing Clinic, Alexandria SRA, Alexandria, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 402-729-5777

June 14 – Ogallala Optimist Youth Fishing Tournament, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 7 a.m., 308-289-2814

June 16 – Pony Express Re-ride, Fort Kearny SHP, Kearney, 308-865-5305

June 16 – Pony Express Re-ride, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 402-729-5777

June 16 – Family Fishing Event, Walnut Creek Reservoir, Papillion, 6-8 p.m.

June 17 – Family Fishing Event, Bowling Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

June 17 – Beyond BOW Dutch Oven Cooking, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

June 17 – Camp Chef Outdoor Cooking Workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 5:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

June 20 – Carp-O-Rama, Branched Oak SRA, Raymond, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 20 – YMCA Dirty Bird Mud Run, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

June 20 – Ride the Ridge, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

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

June 20, 27 – Buffalo Cookout, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 6 p.m., 402-857-3373

June 20-21 – Bugs and Bones Weekend, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

June 21 – Sod House Sunday, Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch SHP, Merriman, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 308-684-5305

June 21 – Father’s Day Buffet, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 10:30 a.m., 308-665-2900

June 21 – Father’s Day Fish Fry, Ponca SP, Ponca, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 402-755-2284

June 21 – Father’s Day Buffet, Platte River SP, Louisville, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 402-234-2217

June 21 – Father’s Day Fishing Tournament, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 9 a.m., 402-857-3373

June 21 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Terrytown, 4-7 p.m.

June 23 – Family Fishing Event, City Pond, North Platte, 6-8 p.m.

June 24 – Family Fishing Event, Cottonmill Lake, Kearney, 6-8 p.m.

June 25 – Family Fishing Event, Mormon Island SRA Lake No. 1, Grand Island, 6-8 p.m.

June 26 – National Park Service Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

June 26-28 – 3-D Archery Extravaganza, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon-5 p.m., 402-471-6141

June 27 – Royal Family Kids Camp, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 11:30 a.m., 308-289-4261

June 27-28 – Becoming an Outdoors Family Camp, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 402-471-5547

June 27-28 – Nebraska Walleye Association tournament, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 8 a.m., 402-752-3224

June 29-July 2 – Outdoor Adventure Camp for ages 6-15, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

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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