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August outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in August. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes.

Aug. 1 – Squirrel hunting season opens

Aug. 1 – Registration begins for Harvest Information Program

Aug. 1 – Family Fishing Event, Prairie Queen Recreation Area, La Vista

Aug. 1-3 – Learn to Hunt Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Aug. 2 – Family Fishing Event, Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA) Lake No. 1, Grand Island; Recharge Lake, York

Aug. 2 – Family Fun Night, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook

Aug. 3 – Family Fishing Event, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

Aug. 4 – Final day for bighorn sheep lottery permit applications

Aug. 4 – Family Fishing Event, Iron Horse Lake, North Platte

Aug. 4, 25 – Let’s Go Birding, Lake Ogallala SRA, Ogallala

Aug. 5 – Rimfire Steel Plate Challenge, Platte River State Park (SP), Louisville

Aug. 5 – Kayaking Fun at Gracie Creek, Calamus SRA, Burwell

Aug. 5-6 –Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun

Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 – Buffalo Steak and Free Movie Night, Platte River SP, Louisville

Aug. 5, 31 – Let’s Go Birding, Ash Hollow SHP, Lewellen

Aug. 6 – Fresh Water Exploration, Lake Ogallala SRA, Ogallala

Aug. 6-8 – 150 Years of Nebraska Storytelling, Ponca SP, Ponca

Aug. 8-10 – Learn to Hunt Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Aug. 10 – National S’mores Day, Lake Ogallala SRA, Ogallala

Aug. 11 – Family Fishing Event, Fort Kearny SRA Lake 4, Kearney

Aug. 11 – Night-IN-Day: The Big Astronomical Event of the Century, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford

Aug. 11-13 – Becoming an Outdoors-Family Camp, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney

Aug. 12 – Republican Valley Archery 3-D Shoot, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook

Aug. 13 – Scavenger Hunt, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

Aug. 14 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Terrytown

Aug. 14 – 2017 fall turkey permits available beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time

Aug. 15 – Private land antlerless elk hunting season opens

Aug. 15 – Bullfrog season opens

Aug. 17 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, North Platte

Aug. 17 – Acrylic Painting, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

Aug. 17 – Drawing for bighorn sheep lottery permit

Aug. 18-20 – Fun-Filled Weekend: outdoor movie, living history, buffalo stew cookout, Native American presentation, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

Aug. 19 – Director’s Cup Archery Tournament, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Aug. 19 – Give Archery a Try, Summit Lake SRA, Tekamah

Aug. 19 – Archery in the Afternoon, Fremont SRA, Fremont

Aug. 19 – End of the Summer Celebration, Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP, North Platte

Aug. 19 – Ranch Life in the 1860s, Rock Creek Station SHP, Fairbury

Aug. 19 – Matthew “Sitting Bear” Jones, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

Aug. 19 – Solar Eclipse FAQs, Chadron SP, Chadron

Aug. 19 – Star-gazing: The Night Before, Windmill SRA, Gibbon

Aug. 19 – Pre-Solar Eclipse Party, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala

Aug. 19 – Wildflower Walk, Ash Hollow SHP, Lewellen

Aug. 19 – Gear Up for the Great American Solar Eclipse, Wildcat Hills SRA, Gering

Aug. 20 – The Great American Solar Eclipse, Rock Creek Station SRA, Fairbury

Aug. 20 – Antelope archery hunting season opens

Aug. 20 – NSAA State Outdoor Target Archery Tournament, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Aug. 21 – Citizen Science Journaling, Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney

Aug. 21 – Solar Eclipse Viewing, Windmill SRA, Gibbon; Indian Cave SP, Shubert; Niobrara SP, Niobrara; Lake Minatare SRA, Minatare

Aug. 21 – Solar Eclipse Scavenger Hunt, Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP, North Platte

Aug. 21 – Look Up, Look Around, Citizen Science Encounter, Mormon Island SRA, Grand Island

Aug. 25 – Locking Horns: The Story of the Bison Skull Evolution, Fort Robinson SP, Crawford

Aug. 25-September 4 – Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

Aug. 26 – Dog Tails on Lake Trails, Lake Ogallala SRA, Ogallala

Aug. 27 – Learn to Hunt Deer workshop, Izaak Walton League, Lincoln

Aug. 27 – Nebraska Sesquicentennial Bugeater’s Canoe-Kayak Missouri River Championship, Riverview Marina SRA, Nebraska City

Aug. 29 – Learn to Hunt Doves workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Aug. 31 – National Trail Mix Day trail walk, Ash Hollow SHP, Lewellen

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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