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March Outdoor Calendar

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

March 1 – Women’s Firearm Series: Introduction to Handguns, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-9 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 1, 3, 5 – Women’s Combo Hunter Education, Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River State Park (SP), Louisville, HuntSafeNebraska.org

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Outdoor Skills Discovery Program, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 2-4 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 1, 15 – Ladies Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 1-14 – Application period for archery paddlefish permits

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Introduction to Gun Safety and Technique for Young Shooters, ages 8-10, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 5:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – .22 Pistol League, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 7 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 3, 10, 31 – Turkey Hunting Series, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 8:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 5 – Archery Fun Shoot, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon-4 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 5 – Critter Corner, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon, 402-471-6141

March 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 – Marsh Madness, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

March 5, 12, 19 – Explore Archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 10:30 a.m., 402-471-6141

March 5-April 10 – Fort Kearny State Historical Park Visitor Center open for sandhill crane migration, Kearney, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 308-865-5305

March 6 – Shootout at Salt Creek, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 10 a.m., 402-471-6141

March 7 – Centerfire Challenge, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 7 – Hunt Safe Session, Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River SP, Louisville, 5:30-7:30 p.m., HuntSafeNebraska.org

March 8, 22 – First Steps Pistol, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 9 – Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey Workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks district office, North Platte, 6 p.m., HuntSafeNebraska.org

March 10, 17, 24, 31 – Explore Archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 11, 18, 25 – Explore Archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 19 – National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament, Speedway Sporting Village, Lincoln, 8:30 a.m., 402-471-6198

March 20 – Landscaping for Wildlife, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

March 21 – Hunt Safe Session, Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River SP, Louisville, 5:30-7:30 p.m., HuntSafeNebraska.org

March 22 – Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey Workshop, Chadron State College, Burkhiser Technology Complex, Room 231, 6 p.m., HuntSafeNebraska.org

March 25 – Archery and youth archery spring turkey hunting season opens

March 26 – Spring Eggstravaganza, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

March 31 – Trapping seasons close for muskrat and beaver

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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