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February Outdoor Calendar

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

Feb. 1, 5 – Hunt Safe Session, Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River State Park (SP), Louisville, 5:30 p.m., 402-234-2217

Feb. 2 – Big game public informational meeting, Bridgeport, Prairie Winds Community Center, 428 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 – First Steps Pistol, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 2, 16 – Ladies Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 3 – Big game public informational meeting, Chadron, Chadron State College, Student Center, Scottsbluff Room, 1000 Main St., 7 p.m.

Feb. 3 – Big game public informational meeting, Wahoo, Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, 511 Commercial Park Road

Feb. 6 – Hiking Marathon, Ponca SP, Ponca, 8 a.m., 402-755-2284

Feb. 6 – Birds and Binoculars, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 9 a.m., 402-944-2523

Feb. 6 – Critters Corner, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 2 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 6-7 – Super Bowl Sunday Mini-Lodge Package, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Feb. 6, 13 – Explore Archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 10:30 a.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 7 – Shootout at Salt Creek, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 10 a.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 7 – Cowboy Poetry and Music, Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park (SHP), Merriman, 308-684-3428

Feb. 9 – White-fronted goose hunting season closes

Feb. 9 – Dark goose hunting season closes in East, Platte River, Panhandle and Niobrara units

Feb. 9 – Statewide light goose hunting season closes

Feb. 10 – Light Goose Conservation Order hunting begins

Feb. 11-14 – Valentine’s Special, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Feb. 11, 25 – Wild Game Recipes, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 12-14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Feb. 13 – Hiking Marathon, Ponca SP, Ponca, 8 a.m., 402-755-2284

Feb. 13 – Raging Bull Adventure Race, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Feb. 13 – Pheasants Forever State Habitat Meeting, Kearney, 8 a.m., 308-850-8395

Feb. 13 – Volunteer Fishing Instructor Training, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury, 10 a.m., 402-729-5777

Feb. 13-14 – Valentine’s Dinner, Platte River SP, Louisville, 5 p.m., 402-234-2217

Feb. 13-14 – Birds and Breakfast hike and identification workshop, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Feb. 20 – Hiking Marathon, Ponca SP, Ponca, 8 a.m., 402-755-2284

Feb. 24 – Introduction to Gun Safety and Technique for Young Shooters, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 5:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Feb. 25 – 28 – Omaha Boat, Sport and Travel Show, CenturyLink Center, Omaha, 402-341-1500

Feb. 26 – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission meeting, Pheasant Bonanza Hunt Club and Kennel, 3097 County Road O, Tekamah

Feb. 29 – Cottontail and jackrabbit hunting seasons close

Feb. 29 – Bobcat, raccoon, Virginia opossum, long-tailed weasel, mink, red fox, gray fox and badger hunting and trapping seasons close

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.

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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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