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July Outdoor Calendar

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

June 29-July 2 – Outdoor Adventure Camp for ages 6-15, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 402-471-6141

July 1 – Archery fishing of game fish is allowed statewide through Dec. 31

July 1 – Underwater spearfishing of game fish allowed in specific waters through Dec. 31 (see page 22 of 2015 Fishing Guide)

July 1-4 – Western and Wildlife Art Show, Fort Robinson State Park (SP), Crawford, 308-665-2900

July 1, 8, 15, 22 – Family Fun Night, Red Willow Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA), McCook, 6-9 p.m., 308-737-6577

July 1-14 – Paddlefish snagging permit application period

July 1-31 – Water aerobics, Monday through Friday, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

July 3 – Final day to apply for Nebraska Super Tag and Combo lottery permits

July 3 – National Park Service program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

July 3, 17, 31 – Friday Night Guest Speaker Series, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 7 p.m., 308-665-2900

July 4 – Fourth of July Barbecue, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 308-665-2900

July 4-5 – Living History, Fort Kearny State Historical Park (SHP), Kearney, 308-865-5305

July 4-5 – Living History, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

July 4-5 – Pioneer Longrifle Rendezvous, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-471-5427

July 4, 11, 18, 25 – Saturday Steak Night, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-234-2217

July 4, 18 – Buffalo Cookout and Nebraska Humanities Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 6 p.m., 402-857-3373

July 5 – Sidewalk Chalk Art and Emerald Ash Borer Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 7 – Family Fishing Event, Optimist Lake, Auburn, 6-8 p.m.

July 7 – Ladies Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8 p.m., 402-471-5662

July 8 – Family Fishing Event, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

July 8, 15, 22, 29 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Rifle Class, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

July 9 – Family Fishing Event, Halleck Lake, Papillion, 6-8 p.m.

July 10 – Beyond BOW Platte River canoe trip, Schramm Park SRA, Gretna, 4:30 p.m., 402-471-5547

July 10, 24 – Friday Night Guest Speaker Series, Chadron SP, Chadron, 7 p.m., 308-432-6167

July 11 – Carp-O-Rama, Lake Maloney SRA, North Platte, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 11 – Bighorn Sheep Hike, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 9 a.m., 308-436-3777

July 11 – Archery paddlefish season opens

July 11-12 – Cabela’s Regional Walleye Championship, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-440-7018

July 13 – Remaining big game hunting permits may be purchased, beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time, through the close of the seasons

July 13, 15 – Rimfire Sporter Clinic, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-8 p.m., 402-471-5547

July 13-17 – Outdoor Skills Camp for ages 8-15, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 402-471-6141

July 13-31 – Application period for Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area special access permits for deer hunting

July 14 – Family Fishing Event, Arrowhead Meadows Golf Course Pond, Curtis, 6-8 p.m.

July 14, 28 – Best Shot Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 403-471-6141

July 15 – Family Fishing Event, North Park Lake, Holdrege, 6-8 p.m.

July 16 – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission meeting, Sidney

July 16 – Nebraska Super Tag permit drawing

July 16 – Family Fishing Event, Clark’s Pond, Sutton, 6-8 p.m.

July 17 – Families on Target Archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6-7:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

July 17-18 – Beyond BOW Niobrara and Missouri River Kayaking Trip, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 308-660-6955 or 402-890-6463

July 17-18 – 20 Target 3-D Shoot/Bow Sight-In Day, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 402-471-6141

July 18 – National Park Service Special Event: Discover the Real Missouri River, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

July 18 – Family Fun Day, Victoria Springs SRA, Anselmo, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 308-749-2235

July 18 – Geocaching, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

July 18 – Mahoney XL Sanctioned C-Tier Disc Golf Tournament, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

July 18 – Living History, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-729-5777

July 18 – Great Calamus Cleanup, Calamus SRA, Burwell, 9 a.m., 308-346-5666

July 18-19 – Centennial Bass Club Tournament, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 303-601-1723

July 20 – Family Fishing Event, Zoo Pond, Scottsbluff, 4-7 p.m.

July 21 – Family Fishing Event, Bowling Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

July 21 – Ladies Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8 p.m., 402-471-5662

July 21-23 – BB Gun Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 402-471-6141

July 21 – Family Fishing Event, Legion Park Pond, Sidney, 6-8 p.m.

July 22 – Family Fishing Event, Benson Park Pond, Omaha, 6-8 p.m.

July 22 – Family Fishing Event, Lainge Lake, Alliance, 6-8 p.m.

July 25 – The Dam Run 5K Run/Walk, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-284-6023

July 25 – Kites and Castles Contest, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, noon, 308-284-8800

July 25 – Kite Day, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 1-3 p.m., 402-857-3373

July 25 – Campfire Christmas in July, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

July 25 – State High School Fishing Tournament, Lewis and Clark Lake SRA, Crofton, 580-765-9031

July 25 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Beginning Kayaking Workshop, Lake Wanahoo SRA, 402-471-6009

July 26 – National Park Service Parent’s Day Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 11 a.m., 402-857-3373

July 28 – Family Fishing Event, Carney Park, O’Neill, 6-8 p.m.

July 28-Aug. 2 – State Games of America, Lincoln and surrounding area, sga2015.com/

July 29 – Family Fishing Event, Melham Park, Broken Bow, 6-8 p.m.

July 30 – Family Fishing Event, Auble Pond, Ord, 6-8 p.m.

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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