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January outdoor calendar

LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) events and important dates in January. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes.

Jan. 1 – First Day Hike, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca; Platte River SP, Louisville; Chadron SP, Chadron; Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland; Buffalo Bill Ranch State Recreation Area (SRA), North Platte; Fremont Lakes SRA, Fremont; Wildcat Hills SRA, Gering; Ash Hollow State Historical Park (SHP), Lewellen; Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney

Jan. 1 – Statewide light goose hunting season closes

Jan. 4 – Growing Up WILD workshop, Lincoln

Jan. 7 – Concealed Carry Class, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Jan. 8 – Shootout at Salt Creek, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Jan. 8 – Duck and coot hunting seasons close in Zone 3, Low Plains and High Plains Units

Jan. 9 – Big game public informational meeting, Memorial Community Center, Curtis

Jan. 9 – First day of spring turkey hunting permit sales

Jan. 9-29 – Duck and coot hunting seasons in Zones 2 and 3, High Plains Unit

Jan. 10 – Big game public informational meeting, Community Center, Loup City

Jan. 11 – Big game public informational meeting, City Auditorium, Crofton

Jan. 12 – Big game public informational meeting, Community Building, O’Neill

Jan. 14 – Discover Ice Fishing Clinic, Lake Wanahoo SRA, Wahoo

Jan. 14 – Cold Day, Warm Hearts, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

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

Jan. 18 – Big game public informational meeting, Eagles Club, Elkhorn

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

Jan. 19 – Big game public informational meeting, Sokol Auditorium, Wilber

Jan. 19 – Growing Up WILD workshop, Lincoln

Jan. 20 – Dark goose hunting season closes in North Central Unit

Jan. 20 – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission meeting, Lincoln

Jan. 20 – Crow hunting season opens statewide

Jan. 21 – Discover Ice Fishing Clinic, Yanney Heritage Park, Kearney

Jan. 21 – Sausage Making Class, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun

Jan. 21 – Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

Jan. 25 – Growing Up WILD workshop, Chadron

Jan. 25-Feb. 12 – Statewide light goose hunting season

Jan. 26 – Growing Up WILD workshop, Omaha

Jan. 26 – Project WILD and Aquatic WILD educator workshop, Chadron

Jan. 28 – Fresh Venison Cooking, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun

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

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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