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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 – Archery on Fire, Platte River State Park (SP), Louisville

Dec. 1 – Light Up the Fort, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford

Dec. 1 – Historical Christmas Dinner, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford

Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 – Christmas at the Mansion, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP), Nebraska City

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 – Christmas in the Woods, Ponca SP, Ponca

Dec. 1-31 – Muzzleloader deer hunting season

Dec. 1-Jan. 15, 2019 – Cow elk hunting season, private and public land

Dec. 4 – Learn to Hunt Predators Workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Dec. 7-8, 14-15, 21-23 – Christmas at the Cody’s, Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP, North Platte

Dec. 8 – Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors, Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area (SRA), Gering

Dec. 8 – Classic Christmas, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

Dec. 8 – Introduction to Handgun, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Dec. 8-9 – DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) muzzleloader deer season

Dec. 8-16 – Boyer Chute NWR deer hunting

Dec. 9 – Women’s Youth Fishing Instructor Training, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Dec. 9 – White-fronted goose hunting season, first segment closes

Dec. 15 – Christmas Bird Count, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

Dec. 16 – Snipe hunting season closes

Dec. 18 – Duck and coot hunting season closes in zone 2 and 4

Dec. 22 – Bighorn sheep hunting season closes

Dec. 25 – Duck and coot hunting season closes in Zone 1

Dec. 26 – Light goose hunting season, first segment closes

Dec. 29 – Winterfest, Ponca SP, Ponca

Dec. 31 – Archery antelope hunting season closes

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

Dec. 31 – Archery fishing for game fish closes

Dec. 31 – Underwater spearfishing season closes

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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