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September Outdoor Calendar

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

Sept. 1 – Hunting seasons open for cottontail, jackrabbit, dove, snipe, grouse, rail, raccoon and opossum

Sept. 1 – Archery, Season Choice, River Antlerless, Statewide Whitetail Buck, Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Youth, and Landowner deer hunting seasons open

Sept. 1, 15 – Ladies Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8 p.m., 402-471-5662

Sept. 3 – Niobrara/Verdigre High School Cross Country Invitational, Niobrara State Park (SP), Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Sept. 5 – Fish Fry and Fireworks, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 5:30 p.m., 402-883-2575

Sept. 5 – Discover the Real Missouri River, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 402-857-3373

Sept. 5 – Buffalo cookout and cowboy poetry, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 5 p.m., 402-857-3373

Sept. 5-6 – Living History for Washington County Heritage Festival, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, all day, 402-468-5611

Sept. 5-6 – Living History, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 402-729-5777

Sept. 5-6 – Pioneer Longrifle Rendezvous, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

Sept. 5-7 – Living History, Fort Kearny SHP, Kearney, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 308-865-5305

Sept. 5-20 – Early teal hunting season in Low Plains Zone

Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 – Saturday Steak Night, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-234-2217

Sept. 6 – Sidewalk Chalk Art with Bird and Emerald Ash Borer Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

Sept. 7 – Final day of Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

Sept. 7 – Game and Parks’ district offices and service centers closed for Labor Day

Sept. 7-12 – American Paint Horse Association Trail Ride, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

Sept. 12 – Feathered Friends, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering, 9 a.m., 308-436-3777

Sept. 12 – Moonshell Storytelling Festival, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 402-944-2523

Sept. 12 – Night Owl 5K Run/Walk, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

Sept. 12-20 – Early teal hunting season in High Plains Zone

Sept. 15 – Fall turkey hunting season opens

Sept. 15 – Archery bull elk hunting season opens

Sept. 15 – Deadline for Kayak Kid Essay Competition, Swanson Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA), Trenton, 308-414-1524

Sept. 18 – Final day of participation in and postmark deadline for the Great Park Pursuit

Sept. 19 – Muzzleloader antelope hunting season opens

Sept. 19 – Living History, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-729-5777

Sept. 19 – Woodcock hunting season opens

Sept. 19 – Family Fishing Event, Ponca SP, Ponca, 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sept. 19-20 – Missouri River Outdoor Expo, Ponca SP, Ponca, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-755-2284

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

Sept. 24 – Introduction to Trapping workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

Sept. 25-26 – Competitive Horse Trail Riding, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, all day, 402-489-1502

Sept. 26 – Firearm bull elk hunting season opens

Sept. 26 – Public land antlerless elk hunting season opens

Sept. 26 – Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational, Pressey WMA, Oconto, 308-872-2348

Sept. 26-27 – Centennial Bass Club Tournament, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 303-601-1723

Sept. 28 – Introduction to Trap, Skeet, 5-Stand and Sporting Clays, Fort Kearny Shooting Sports Range, Kearney, 12:30-5 p.m., 402-417-3779

Sept. 29-30 – Natural Legacy Conference, Kearney, 402-471-5708

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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