August outdoor calendar

July 23, 2018 Jerry Kane

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in August. Get more event details at Visit 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

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