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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.

July 31-Aug. 2 – Learn to Hunt Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Aug. 1 – Squirrel hunting season opens

Aug. 1 – Registration begins for Harvest Information Program

Aug. 1 – Family Fishing Event, Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA), Grand Island; Recharge Lake, York

Aug. 1, 8, 15 – Introduction to Shooting, Platte River State Park (SP), Louisville

Aug. 1, 15, 22, 29 – Wednesday Walkers, Fremont SRA, Fremont

Aug. 2. – Family Fishing Event, Windmill SRA, Gibbon; Holmes Lake, Lincoln; Skyview Lake, Norfolk

Aug. 3 – Final day for bighorn sheep lottery permit applications

Aug. 3 – Family Fishing Event, Iron Horse Lake, North Platte

Aug. 3-5 – Becoming an Outdoors-Family Camp, Ponca SP, Ponca

Aug. 4 – Family Fishing Event, Medicine Creek Reservoir, Cambridge

Aug. 4 – Kids’ Fishing Clinic, Calamus SRA, Burwell

Aug. 4 – Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament, Louisville SRA, Louisville

Aug. 4 – Going Batty, Wildcat Hills SRA, Gering

Aug. 4 – National Park Service Mobile Ranger Station, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

Aug. 4-5 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun

Aug. 5 – Waterfowl Hunting/Cold Water Hypothermia Safety Class, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

Aug. 5-10 – Nebraska Star Party, Merritt Reservoir SRA, Valentine

Aug. 8 – Red Willow Family Fun Night, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook

Aug. 10 – Family Fishing Event, Fort Kearny SRA Lake 6, Kearney

Aug. 10-12 – Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Powwow, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

Aug. 11 – Youth Shoreline Fishing Tournament, Memphis SRA, Memphis

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

Aug. 12 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Terrytown

Aug. 13 – 2018 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. 16 – Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, Valentine

Aug. 16 – Drawing for bighorn sheep lottery permit

Aug. 17 – Stargazing, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

Aug. 18 – Director’s Cup Archery Tournament, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Aug. 20 – Antelope archery hunting season opens

Aug. 24-Sept. 3 – Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

Aug. 25 – Arrow Building and Broadhead Seminar, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Aug. 28 – Learn to Hunt Doves workshop, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

Aug. 30 – Learn to Hunt bowhunting workshop, Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland

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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