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May outdoor calendar

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

May 1, 8, 15 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Archery Class, Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River State Park (SP), Louisville

May 2-4 – Cornhusker Trapshoot, Nebraska Trapshooting Association grounds, Doniphan

May 4 – Take Pride in America Day, Verdon State Recreation Area (SRA), Verdon

May 4 – Hooked for Life, Medicine Creek Reservoir SRA, Trail 3, Cambridge

May 4 – Lake Cleanup, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

May 4 – Community Fishing Day, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

May 4-5 – Spring Muster, Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park (SHP), Burwell

May 4-5 – National Bird Day, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City

May 4-5 – Living History, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun

May 4-5 – Becoming an Outdoors Family for Hearing Impaired, Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 6, 20 – Hunt Safe Session, Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 10-11 – Sip Nebraska wine and beer festival, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

May 11 – Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney

May 11-12 – Mother’s Day Weekend, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City

May 12 – Mother’s Day Buffet, Ponca SP, Ponca; Platte River SP, Louisville; Fort Robinson SP, Crawford

May 12 – Community Fishing Night, Riverside Discovery Center pond, Scottsbluff

May 17-19 – Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, Experience Fort Robinson SP, Crawford

May 18 – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, statewide

May 18 – Bird Hike, Smith Falls SP, Valentine

May 18 – Wildlands Day, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering

May 18 – Wildlife and Bird Identification, Mormon Island SRA, Doniphan

May 18 – Free Family Fish Day, Ash Hollow SHP, Lewellen

May 18 – Feeder Fun, Pawnee SRA, Emerald

May 18 – Kids’ Fishing Derby, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford

May 18 – Youth Fishing Clinic, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 18 – Fly with the Birds, Medicine Creek Reservoir SRA, Cambridge

May 18 – Bill Morris Memorial Fishing Derby, Ponca SP, Ponca

May 18 – Schramm Education Center Grand Opening, Schramm Park SRA, Gretna

May 20-June 7 – Eligible landowners may apply for one elk permit

May 22, 29 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Shotgun Class, Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 24 – Take Aim at Summer Open House, Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 24-27 – Vintage Flag Collection, Arbor Lodge SHP, Nebraska City

May 25 – Early-Bird Bird Watching, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 25 – Migratory Bird Day, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

May 25 – Nebraska Humanities Program: George Drouillard, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 25-27 – Migratory Bird Day Celebration, Lewis and Clark SRA, Crofton

May 26 – Sidewalk Chalk Art and Bird Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

May 28 – Community Fishing Night, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

May 28-Aug. 12 – Summer Season at Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex, Platte River SP, Louisville

May 30 – Community Fishing Night, Halleck Lake, Papillion

May 31 – Spring turkey seasons close

May 31 – Becoming an Outdoors Family Dutch Oven Cooking Class, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

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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