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March Outdoor Calendar

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

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

March 1-April 7 – Fort Kearny State Historical Park visitor center open daily for sandhill crane migration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 308-865-5305

March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 – Marsh Madness, Ponca State Park (SP), Ponca, 402-755-2284

March 5 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Sherman Reservoir WMA, Loup City, noon-3 p.m.

March 10-11, 13 – Women’s Hunter and Bow Hunter Education Course, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

March 13 – Turkey hunting workshop, NGPC Southwest District Office, 301 E. State Farm Road, North Platte, 6 p.m., 402-471-5662

March 15 – Turkey hunting workshop, Ponca SP, Ponca, 10 a.m., 402-471-5662

March 15 – Turkey hunting workshop with shotgun patterning and archery sight-in, Platte River SP, Ashland, 402-471-5662

March 19 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Wayne State College, Wayne, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

March 20 – Turkey hunting workshop, Chadron State College, Chadron, 1000 Main St., 6:30 p.m., 402-471-5662

March 21 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners Meeting, Norfolk, 8 a.m.

March 22 – State National Archery in the Schools Tournament, Lancaster Events Center, Lincoln, 8 a.m.

March 22 – Fly Tie-In, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Gretna, 402-332-3901

March 25 – Archery and youth archery spring turkey hunting season opens

March 31 – Trapping seasons close for muskrat and beaver

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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