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September outdoor calendar

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

Sept. 1 – Hunting seasons open for cottontail, jackrabbit, dove, snipe, grouse, rail, raccoon and opossum

Sept. 1 – Archery, Season Choice, River Antlerless Private Land Only, Statewide Whitetail Buck, Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Youth, and Landowner deer hunting seasons open

Sept. 1 – Archery bull elk season opens

Sept. 1 – Labor Day Cookout and Fireworks, Indian Cave State Park (SP), Shubert

Sept. 1 – Buffalo Cookout and Humanities Nebraska program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

Sept. 1-2 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun

Sept. 1-2 – Labor Day Weekend, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area (SRA), Crofton

September 1-3 – Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

Sept. 1-9 – Early teal hunting season in High Plains Zone

Sept. 1-16 – Early teal hunting season in Low Plains Zone

Sept. 2 – Sidewalk Chalk Art and Emerald Ash Borer program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

Sept. 2 – National Park Service Mobile Ranger Station, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

Sept. 3 – Labor Day Celebration, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

Sept. 4 – Portions of some state recreation areas open to hunting through end of spring turkey season

Sept. 4-28 – Mountain lion lottery permit application period

Sept. 5, 12, 26 – Wednesday Walkers, Fremont SRA, Fremont

Sept. 8 – Learn to Hunt: Deer workshop, YMCA of the Prairie, Holdrege

Sept. 8 – Night Owl 5K Run/Walk, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

Sept. 8 – Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament, Louisville SRA, Louisville

Sept. 8 – Hooked for Life, Barnett Park, McCook

Sept. 8 – Birds and Bagels, Wildcat Hills SRA, Gering

Sept. 9 – Family Fishing Event, Riverside Discovery Center Pond, Scottsbluff

Sept. 9 – Sunday Fun Day Carp-a-thon, Alexandria SRA, Alexandria

Sept. 11 – Introduction to NASP archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Sept. 12-14 – Sierra Club Missouri River Expedition, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

Sept. 14 – Stargazing, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

Sept. 15 – Fall turkey hunting season opens

Sept. 15 – Continental Drift Music Festival, Fremont SRA, Fremont

Sept. 15-16 – Missouri River Outdoor Expo, Ponca SP, Ponca

Sept. 16 – Muzzleloader antelope season opens

Sept. 17 – Final day of participation in and postmark deadline for the Great Park Pursuit

Sept. 18 – Learn to Hunt: Basics of Hunting workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Sept. 21 – Firearm bull elk season opens

Sept. 21 – Public land antlerless elk season opens

Sept. 22 – Woodcock hunting season opens

Sept. 22 – Learn to Hunt: Predator workshop, YMCA of the Prairie, Holdrege

Sept. 22-23 – Bioblitz, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

Sept. 28-30 – Prairie Blacksmith Convention, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun

Sept. 29 – Ladies Day on the Range, Ponca SP, Ponca

Sept. 29 – Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational, Pressey WMA, Oconto

Sept. 29-30 – Youth waterfowl hunting season in Zones 2 and 4

Sept. 29-30 – Competitive Horse Trail Ride, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

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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