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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 – Enchant, Ash Hollow State Historical Park (SHP), Lewellen

Dec. 1-31 – Muzzleloader deer hunting season

Dec. 1-Jan. 15, 2020 – Antlerless elk hunting season

Dec. 3 – Learn to Hunt Predators Workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Dec. 4-8 – Pearl Harbor Exhibit, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun

Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 – Christmas at the Codys’, Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP, North Platte

Dec. 7 – Kids Christmas Bird Count, Lake Minatare State Recreation Area (SRA), Minatare

Dec. 7 – Historical Christmas Dinner, Fort Robinson State Park (SP), Crawford

Dec. 7-8 – DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) antlerless muzzleloader deer season

Dec. 7-31 – Light Up the Fort, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford

Dec. 7, 14, 21 – Christmas in the Woods, Ponca SP, Ponca

Dec. 8 – White-fronted goose hunting season, first segment closes

Dec. 14 – Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors, Wildcat Hills SRA, Gering

Dec. 14 – Classic Christmas, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

Dec. 14-22 – Boyer Chute NWR antlerless deer hunting

Dec. 15 – Crow hunting season, first segment ends

Dec. 16 – Snipe hunting season closes

Dec. 17 – Duck and coot hunting season closes in zones 2 and 4

Dec. 18 – Christmas Bird Count, Ponca SP, Ponca

Dec. 21 – Yule Log Festival, Platte River SP, Louisville

Dec. 22 – Bighorn sheep hunting season closes

Dec. 24 – Duck and coot hunting season closes in Zone 1

Dec. 25 – Light goose hunting season, first segment closes

Dec. 28 – 8th Annual Winterfest, Ponca SP, Ponca

Dec. 31 – Archery antelope hunting season closes

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

Dec. 31 – Underwater spearfishing season closes

Dec. 31 – Archery fishing for game fish 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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