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February Outdoor Calendar

LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in February:

Feb. 1 – Bird banding workshop, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Gretna, 9 a.m., 402-332-3901

Feb. 1 – Animal Run 5K run and 2-mile fun run/walk, Hickman, 10 a.m., voicenewsnebraska.com

Feb. 1-2 – White-fronted goose hunting season

Feb. 2 – Super Bowl Sunday Mini-Lodge Package, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca, 402-755-2284

Feb. 2 – Super Shopping Bowl, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Feb. 8 – Binoculars and Birds, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 9 a.m., 402-944-2523

Feb. 8 – Pheasants Forever State Habitat Meeting, Kearney, 8 a.m., 308-850-8395

Feb. 9 – Dark goose hunting season closes in East, Platte River, Panhandle and Niobrara units

Feb. 9 – Light goose hunting season closes

Feb. 10 – Light Goose Conservation Order hunting begins

Feb. 11-14 – Valentine’s Special, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

Feb. 12 – Prescribed Burn Training workshop, Red Cloud, Community Center, 142 W. 3rd Ave., 9 a.m., 308-850-8395

Feb. 14-18 – Birds and Breakfast hike and identification workshop, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Feb. 15 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman self-defense class, Lincoln, 402-471-6009

Feb. 15 – Mountain lion hunting opens in Pine Ridge Unit Season 2

Feb. 22 – Fly Tie-In, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Gretna, 10 a.m., 402-332-3901

Feb. 28 – Cottontail and jackrabbit hunting seasons close

Feb. 28 – Bobcat, raccoon, Virginia opossum, long-tailed weasel, mink, red fox, gray fox and badger hunting and trapping seasons close

Contact Game and Parks at 402-471-0641 or visit OutdoorNebraska.org for more information. Visit HuntSafeNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and BoatSafeNebraska.org for a list of boating safety classes.

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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