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August Outdoor Calendar

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

Aug. 1 – Squirrel season opens

Aug. 1 – Outdoor Skills Club, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 3:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 1 – Growing Up WILD Workshop, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Omaha, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-5581

Aug. 2 – Family Fishing Event, Prairie Queen Recreation Areas, LaVista, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 2 – Ladies Winchester Marksmanship Program, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 2 – Pollinators Workshop, City Hall, Bassett, 6:30 p.m., 402-370-3374

Aug. 2 – Growing Up WILD Workshop, ESU 16, North Platte, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-5581

Aug. 2 – Explore Bowhunting, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Introduction to Competition Rifle Shooting, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 2, 16 – Women’s Firearm Series: Introduction to Handguns, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 3 – Family Fishing Event, Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA) Lake No. 1, Grand Island

Aug. 3 – Family Fishing Event, Recharge Lake, York, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 – Explore Archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 5 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 – Beyond BOW Summer Shooting Series: Shotguns, Platte River State Park (SP), Louisville, 6 p.m., 402-471-5547

Aug. 4 – Outdoor Photography, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 4 – Family Fishing Event, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 5 – State Park Summer Speaker Series: By My Teeth, Chadron SP, Chadron, 7 p.m., 308-432-6167

Aug. 5 – Family Fishing Event, Iron Horse Trail Lake, North Platte, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 5 – Final day for bighorn sheep lottery applications

Aug. 5 – Night Hike, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 8:30 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 5 – Making a Plant Press, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 3 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 5, 12, 26 – Explore Gun Safety and Technique, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 6 – Clear Shot Conceal Carry Class, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-277-6287

Aug. 6 – Family Fishing Event, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook, 6-10 p.m.

Aug. 6 – Learn About Fireflies, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 8:30 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 6 – Waterfowl Hunting Safety Workshop, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 6 – Critter Corner: Aquatic Mammals, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 402-471-6141

Aug. 6 – Raptor Recovery, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 2 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 6 – Family Fun Night, Red Willow SRA, McCook, 6-10 p.m.

Aug. 6 – Archery Fun Shoot, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon-4 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 6 – Buffalo cookout and entertainment, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 6 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 6-7 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-468-5611

Aug. 8 – Fall turkey permits available beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time

Aug. 9, 23 – Introduction to Handguns, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-471-6141

Aug. 11 – Dutch Oven Cooking, Louisville SRA, Louisville, 6 p.m., 402-471-5547

Aug. 11-14 – The Trotter’s Performance, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 308-665-2900

Aug. 12 – Family Fishing Event, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney, 6-8 p.m.

Aug. 12 – Growing Up WILD workshop, Harrison Elementary School, Omaha, 8:45 a.m., 402-471-5581

Aug. 12 – Project WILD workshop, Harrison Elementary School, Omaha, 8:45 a.m., 402-471-5581

Aug. 12 – What’s Wild, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 2 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 12 – Geocache Scavenger Hunt, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 7 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 12 – State Park Summer Speaker Series: The Magical Ecological Mystery Tour, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford, 7 p.m., 308-665-2900

Aug. 12-14 – Ponca Pow-Wow, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373

Aug. 12-14 – Becoming an Outdoors-Family Camp, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney, 308-865-5305

Aug. 12 – National Park Service event: Discover the Real Missouri, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373

Aug. 13 – Rimfire Steel Plate Fun Shoot, Platte River SP, Louisville, 9-11 a.m., 402-471-5547

Aug. 13 – Hooked for Life youth fishing event, Swanson Reservoir SRA, Trenton, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 308-345-5899

Aug. 13 – Mason Jar Ecosystems, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 3 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 13, 26 – Constellations, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 9 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 13, 27 – Fishing Clinic, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 10 a.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 14 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Terrytown, 5-7 p.m.

Aug. 14 – 3-D Archery Shoot, Red Willow SRA, McCook, 4 p.m., 308-345-5899

Aug. 15 – Private land antlerless elk season opens

Aug. 15 – Bullfrog season opens

Aug. 16 – Pollinators Workshop, Public Library, Norfolk, 6:30 p.m., 402-370-3374

Aug. 18 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, Broken Bow

Aug. 18 – Drawing for bighorn sheep lottery permit

Aug. 19 – Monarch Survey Training, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 10 a.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 20 – Archery antelope season opens

Aug. 20 – Nature Scene Investigators, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 1 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 20 – Pop Can Fishing Reels, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 3 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 20 – Tandy Leather/Animal Hides and Leather, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 6:30 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 20 – Nebraska Nurses Association 5K Run/Walk, Lake Minatare SRA, Minatare, 9 a.m., 308-641-9188

Aug. 20-21 – Calamus Catfish Classic, Calamus Reservoir SRA, Burwell, 7 a.m., 785-289-0007

Aug. 22 and 24 – Introduction to Civilian Marksmanship Program, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., 402-471-5547

Aug. 25 – Ladies’ Introduction to Handguns, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 9 a.m.-noon, 402-471-6141

Aug. 26 – Pollinators Workshop, Ponca SP, Ponca, 6:30 p.m., 402-755-2284

Aug. 26 – Bird Hike, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 7 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 26 – Movie in the Park, Calamus Reservoir SRA, Burwell, 9:45 p.m., 308-346-5666

Aug. 26-Sept. 5 – Outdoor Encounter Exhibit at Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

Aug. 27 – Reptile Show, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 1 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 27 – Color Crazy, Two Rivers SRA, Waterloo, 3 p.m., 402-359-5165

Aug. 30 – High-Diversity Prairie Restoration and Management Workshop, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-471-5708

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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