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April Outdoor Calendar

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

April 1 – Light Goose Conservation Order closes April 1 – Trout Family Fishing Night, Heartwell Park Lake, Hastings

April 1-14 – Archery paddlefish permit application period April 2 – Trout Family Fishing Night, Auble Pond, Ord

April 3 – Trout Family Fishing Night, Fort Kearny State Recreation Area (SRA) Lake No. 2, Kearney

April 4 – Fort Robinson Tree Plant, Fort Robinson State Park (SP), Crawford, 308-377-2240

April 5 – Bird banding workshop, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Gretna, 402-332-3901

April 5 – Youth fishing instructor training, North Platte, 402-332-4204

April 5 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Beginning Bird Watching, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Gretna, 402-471-6009

April 5 – Spring youth shotgun turkey season opens

April 5-6 – Platte River Art Show, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

April 5-6 – ATV Jamboree, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, 308-778-5651

April 8 – Turkey Hunting Workshop, Lincoln, 402-471-6144

April 11-12 – Becoming an Outdoors Family camp, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 402-471-5547

April 11-13 – Outdoor Cooking Camp Weekend, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

April 12 – Spring shotgun turkey season opens

April 12 – Disc Golf Tournament, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

April 15-16 – Outdoor Discovery Program East, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-6009

April 19 – Spring Extravanganza, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

April 19 – Outdoor Adventure, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 402-883-2575

April 20 – Easter Buffet, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland, 402-944-2523

April 21 – Application period begins for Super Tag and Combo lottery permits

April 25 – Arbor Day, Game and Parks offices closed

April 25-26 – Arbor Day Celebration, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP), Nebraska City, 402-873-7222

April 26 – Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Horses and Camping Weekend, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-6009

April 26-May 4 – Fire School Academy, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

April 26-May 18 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open to public on weekends, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

April 28 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Scottsbluff

April 29-30 – Outdoor Discovery Program West, Scottsbluff, 402-471-6009

April 30 – National Walk at Lunch Day, benefiting the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation

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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