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July Outdoor Calendar

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

July 1 – Final day to apply for Nebraska Super Tag and Combo lottery permits

July 1 – Archery fishing of game fish is allowed statewide through Dec. 31

July 1 – Underwater spearfishing of game fish allowed in specific waters through Dec. 31 (see page 21 of 2016 Fishing Guide)

July 1 – National Park Service Program on Missouri National Recreational River, Niobrara State Park (SP), Niobrara, 8:20 p.m., 402-857-3373

July 1 – Summer Speaker Series: Pine Ridge Wildflowers, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 7 p.m., 308-665-2900

July 1-4 – Western and Wildlife Art Show, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

July 1-14 – Paddlefish snagging permit application period

July 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 – Fun Day, Two Rivers State Recreation Area (SRA), Waterloo, 402-359-5165

July 2 – Critter Corner: Birds, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon, 402-471-6141

July 2 – Dutch Oven Workshop, Lake Maloney SRA, North Platte, 9 a.m., 308-535-8025

July 2 – Archery Fun Shoot, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon-4 p.m., 402-471-6141

July 2-3 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-468-5611

July 2-4 – Living History, Fort Kearny SHP, Kearney, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 308-865-5305

July 2, 16 – Buffalo Cookout and Entertainment, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 6 p.m., 402-857-3373

July 3 – Sidewalk Chalk Art with Bird and Emerald Ash Borer Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

July 4 – Fourth of July Barbecue, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

July 5-6 – Wild Woods Survival, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

July 5-29 – Water aerobics, Monday through Friday, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 6 p.m., 402-857-3373

July 5, 12, 19, 26 – Introduction to Competition Pistol Shooting, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

July 5, 19 – Women’s Firearm Series: Introduction to Handguns, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

July 6, 13, 20, 27 – Beyond BOW Summer Shooting Series: Rifles; Platte River SP, Louisville, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-5547

July 6 – Artists Presentation, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 6 p.m., 308-284-8800

July 8 – Summer Speaker Series: Creatures of the Night, Chadron SP, Chadron, 7 p.m., 308-432-6167

July 8 – Rifle Fun Shoot, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

July 9 – Family Fishing Event, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook, 9 a.m., 6 p.m., 308-345-5899

July 9 – National Park Service Special Event, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

July 9 – Growing Up WILD, Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor Learning, Hastings, 9:30 a.m., 402-471-5363

July 9 – 3-D Archery Shoot, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook, 8 a.m., 308-345-5899

July 9, 23 – Family Fun Night, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook, 6 p.m., 308-345-5899

July 9, 23 – Fishing Clinic, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 10 a.m., 402-359-5165

July 11 – Remaining big game hunting permits may be purchased, beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time, through the close of the seasons

July 11, 13 – Introduction to Civilian Marksmanship, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6 p.m., 402-471-5547

July 11, 18, 25 – Outdoor Skills Club, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 3:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

July 11-31 – Application period for Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area special access permits for deer hunting

July 12 – Family Fishing Event, Oak Lake, Lincoln, 6 p.m.

July 12 – Power of Pollinators Educator Workshop, Wayne State College, Wayne, 2 p.m., 402-471-5581

July 12, 19, 26 – Explore Bowhunting, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

July 13 – Introduction to Shotguns and Trapshooting, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6 p.m., 402-471-5547

July 14 – Family Fishing Event, Skyview Lake, Norfolk, 6 p.m.

July 14 – Family Fishing Event, Lake Halleck, Papillion, 6 p.m.

July 15 – Family Fishing Event, City Park, Holdrege, 6 p.m.

July 15 – Summer Speaker Series: Creatures of the Night, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 7 p.m., 308-665-2900

July 15 – National Park Service Program on Lewis and Clark, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

July 15-16 – Beyond BOW Niobrara and Missouri River Kayaking Trip, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

July 16 – Carp-O-Rama, Lake Maloney SRA, North Platte, 8 a.m.

July 16 – Fun Day, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 9 a.m., 402-857-3373

July 16 – Bighorn Sheep Hike, Wildcat Hills SRA, Gering, 9 a.m., 308-436-3777

July 16 – Plant Identification Tour, Calamus Reservoir SRA, Burwell, 9 a.m., 308-346-5666

July 16 – Teddy Roosevelt: Rough Rider President; Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 7 p.m., 402-359-5165

July 16 – Mahoney 25th Anniversary Party, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 2-7 p.m., 402-944-2523

July 16 – Rimfire Steel Plate Fun Shoot, Platte River SP, Louisville, 9 a.m., 402-471-5547

July 19 – Family Fishing Event, Lake Zorinsky, Omaha, 6 p.m.

July 20 – Family Fishing Event, Bowling Lake, Lincoln, 6 p.m.

July 22 – Family Fishing Event, Melham Park, Broken Bow, 6 p.m.

July 22 – Summer Speaker Series: The Rescue of Andromeda and Other Things to See in the Night Sky, Chadron SP, Chadron, 7 p.m., 308-432-6167

July 23 – CNPPID 75th Anniversary Event, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-284-8800

July 23 – Family Fun Day, Victoria Springs SRA, Anselmo, 11 a.m., 308-749-2235

July 23 – Family Fishing Event, Victoria Springs SRA, Anselmo, 11:30 a.m., 308-749-2235

July 23 – Tandy Leather/Animal Hides and Leather, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 6:30 p.m., 402-359-5165

July 23 – Beyond BOW Beginning Kayaking, Lake Wanahoo SRA, Wahoo, 402-471-6141

July 23 – Kite Day, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 1 p.m., 402-857-3373

July 23 – Bighorn Sheep Hike, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 9 a.m., 308-665-2900

July 23 – Calamus Clean Up Day, Calamus Reservoir SRA, Burwell, 308-346-5666

July 23 – State High School Fishing Tournament, Elwood Reservoir

July 26 – Pollinators Workshop, Public Library, O’Neill, 6:30 p.m., 402-370-3374

July 28 – Family Fishing Event, Benson Park, Omaha, 6 p.m.

July 29 – Summer Speaker Series: Pre-Settlement Bison, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 7 p.m., 308-665-2900

July 30 – Christmas Decorating Contest, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

July 30 – Campfire Christmas in July, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

July 30 – Kites and Castles Contest, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-284-8800

July 30 – Jingle Bell Junk and Craft Market, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, noon-7 p.m., 402-883-2575

July 30 – Beyond BOW Ladies Day at the Range, Weeping Water Gun Club, Weeping Water, 402-471-5547

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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