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January Outdoor Calendar

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

Jan. 1 – First Day Hike, Ponca State Park (SP), Ash Hollow State Historical Park (SHP), Platte River SP, Chadron SP, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, and Fremont State Recreation Area

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day; Game and Parks offices closed

Jan. 2 – Yule Log Quest, Platte River SP, Louisville, noon-7:30 p.m., 402-234-2217

Jan. 2 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open to public, Platte River SP, Louisville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 402-234-2217

Jan. 2 – Rifle Fun Shoot, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon, 402-471-6141

Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Explore Archery class, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 10:30 a.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 3 – Shootout at Salt Creek, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 10 a.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 3 – Introduction to Competitive Archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 2 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 5 – Duck and coot hunting seasons close in Zone 3, Low Plains and High Plains Units

Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 – Best Shot Rifle Marksmanship for ages 10-16 class, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 5, 19 – Ladies Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 6-27 – Duck and coot hunting seasons in Zones 2 and 3, High Plains Unit

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 – Explore Hunting class, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 5:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 – Explore Archery class, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 – .22 Pistol League for ages 12-up, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 7 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 9 – Discover Ice Fishing, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 1-4 p.m., 402-944-2523

Jan. 9 – National Archery in the Schools Coaching Seminar, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln 2 p.m., 402-471-6141

Jan. 11 – First day of spring turkey hunting permit sales

Jan. 14 – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission meeting, Lincoln

Jan. 15 – Youth, Landowner, Season Choice and River Antlerless, and Gifford Point WMA deer hunting seasons close

Jan. 15 – Dark goose hunting season closes in North Central Unit

Jan. 15-16 – Women’s Wellness Weekend, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Jan. 16 – Discover Ice Fishing, Yanney Heritage Park, Kearney, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Jan. 19 – Special Public Health Hazard Order crow hunting closes

Jan. 20 – Crow hunting season opens statewide

Jan. 23 – Cold Days, Warm Hearts and Family Fun, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 3-6 p.m., 402-944-2523

Jan. 23 – Archery Fun Shoot, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon, 402-471-6141

Jan. 30-Feb. 9 – White-fronted goose hunting season

Jan. 31 – Hunting seasons close for November late doe/fawn antelope, fall turkey, pheasant, quail, partridge, grouse and squirrel

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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