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December outdoor calendar

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

Dec. 1 – Bobcat hunting and trapping season opens

Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-23 – Christmas at the Mansion, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP), Nebraska City

Dec. 1-31 – Cow elk hunting season, private and public land

Dec. 1-31 – Muzzleloader deer hunting season

Dec. 2, 9, 16 – Christmas in the Woods, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca

Dec. 2 – Archery on Fire, Platte River SP, Louisville

Dec. 5 – Learn to Hunt Predators, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Dec. 8-10, 15-17, 22-23 – Christmas at the Cody’s, Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP, North Platte

Dec. 9 – Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors, Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area (SRA), Gering

Dec. 9 – Reindeer and Cocoa, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

Dec. 9 – Classic Christmas, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

Dec. 9 – Christmas at the Bowring, Bowring Ranch SHP, Merriman

Dec. 9-17 – Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) deer hunting

Dec. 9, 16 – Christmas in the Woods, Ponca SP, Ponca

Dec. 10 – White-fronted goose hunting season, first segment closes

Dec. 16 – Snipe hunting season closes

Dec. 16 – Yule Log Festival, Platte River SP, Louisville

Dec. 16 – Christmas Bird Count, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

Dec. 16-17 – DeSoto NWR muzzleloader deer season

Dec. 16-17 – Winter acrylic painting, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

Dec. 19 – Duck and coot hunting season closes in zone 2 and 4

Dec. 22 – Bighorn sheep hunting season closes

Dec. 26 – Duck and coot hunting season closes in Zone 1

Dec. 30 – Winterfest, Ponca SP, Ponca

Dec. 31 – Archery antelope hunting season closes

Dec. 31 – Archery deer and Statewide Whitetail Buck hunting seasons close

Dec. 31 – Light goose hunting season, first segment closes

Dec. 31 – Archery fishing for game fish closes

Dec. 31 – Underwater spearfishing season closes

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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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