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August Outdoor Calendar

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

Aug. 1 – Squirrel season opens

Aug. 1 – Grand opening of Danish Alps State Recreation Area (SRA), Hubbard, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 402-632-4109

Aug. 1 – Discover the Real Missouri River, Niobrara State Park (SP), Niobrara, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 1 – State Games of America Adventure Race, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA, sga2015.com

Aug. 1-2 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-468-5611

Aug. 1-2 – Pioneer Longrifle Rendezvous, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-471-5427

Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Saturday Steak Night, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-234-2217

Aug. 3-Sept. 6 – Swimming pool open weekends only, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Aug. 4 – Family Fishing Event, Independence Landing, Seward, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 4-6 – BB Gun Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 12:30-4:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 4, 18 – Ladies Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8 p.m., 402-471-5662

Aug. 5 – Family Fishing Event, City Park Pond, Pawnee City, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Shotgun Class, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

Aug. 6 – Family Fishing Event, Mormon Island SRA Lake No. 1, Grand Island, 6-8 p.m., 308-385-6211

Aug. 7 – Final day for bighorn sheep lottery applications

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

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

Aug. 7-9 – Ponca Pow-Wow, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Aug. 8 – Waterfowl Hunting Safety workshop, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 8 – Dutch Oven Cooking, Wildcat Hills SRA and Nature Center, Gering, 9 a.m., 308-436-3777

Aug. 8-9 – Bow Sight In, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon-5 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 8-9 – Becoming an Outdoors-Family workshop, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney, 402-471-5547

Aug. 9 – Archery paddlefish season closes

Aug. 9 – Nebraska Water Wonders: Water Usage in Nebraska, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 2 p.m., 308-284-8800

Aug. 10 – Fall turkey permits available beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time

Aug. 10 & 12 – Rimfire Sporter Clinic, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-8 p.m., 402-471-5547

Aug. 11 – Best Shot Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 403-471-6141

Aug. 11 – Family Fishing Event, Halleck Lake, Papillion, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 12 – Family Fishing Event, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 13 – Family Fishing Event, Recharge Lake, York, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 14 – Friday Night Guest Speaker Series, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 7 p.m., 308-665-2900

Aug. 15 – Private land antlerless elk season opens

Aug. 15 – Bullfrog season opens

Aug. 15 – First day portable tree stands may be installed, used or left in place on wildlife management areas

Aug. 15 – Living History, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-729-5777

Aug. 20 – Archery antelope season opens

Aug. 22 – Lewis and Clark Heritage Day, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Aug. 22 – Nebraska Nurses Association 5K Run/Walk, Lake Minatare SRA, Minatare, 308-641-9188

Aug. 22-23 – Rally ’Round the Flag, Boys, Fort Hartsuff SHP, Burwell, 308-346-4715

Aug. 23 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Terrytown, 4-7 p.m.

Aug. 28 – National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 28 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, Burwell

Aug. 28 – Drawing for bighorn sheep lottery permit

Aug. 28-Sept. 7 – Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

Aug. 29 – Carp-a-Thon, Alexandria SRA, Alexandria, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 402-729-5777

Aug. 30 – Nebraska Water Wonders: History of Kingsley Dam, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 2 p.m., 308-284-8800

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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