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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 – Basic Archery Instructor Training, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Explore Archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6-7 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 2 – Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey, Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA), Grand Island, 10 a.m.-noon, 308-660-6955

April 2 – Archery Fun Shoot, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon-4 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 2 – Critter Corner, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, noon-4 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 2-3 – Platte River Art Show, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), Ashland, 8 a.m., 402-944-2523

April 4 – Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6-8:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 4, 11 – Centerfire Challenge, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 5 – Light Goose Conservation Order closes in Rainwater Basin and West zones

April 5 – Women’s Firearm Series: Introduction to Handguns, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-9 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 5, 12, 19, 26 – Outdoor Skills Club, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 2-4 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 5, 12, 19, 26 – Best Shots Rifle Marksmanship, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 5, 19 – Ladies Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 6 – Statewide crow hunting season closes

April 6, 13, 20, 27 – Introduction to Gun Safety and Technique for Young Shooters, ages 8-10, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 5:30-6:15 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 7 – Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Gretna, 6-8:30 p.m., 402-332-3901

April 7, 14 – .22 Pistol League, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 7-9 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 7, 14, 21 – I Can Camp Series, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 7, 14, 21, 28 – Explore Archery, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6-7 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 7-9 – Master naturalist certification, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-937-8601

April 9 – Angry Cow Trail Run, Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (SHP), Fairbury, 7 a.m., 402-432-3622

April 9 – Spring youth shotgun turkey season opens

April 14 – Learn to Hunt Mushrooms, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m., 402-471-6141

April 14-17 – Coalition of Historical Trekkers, Fort Atkinson SHP, Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611

April 15 – Light Goose Conservation Order closes in East Zone

April 16 – Spring shotgun turkey season opens

April 16 – Family Fishing Event, Swanson Reservoir SRA, Trenton, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 308-345-5899

April 16-17 – Great Plains Garrison Troop Muster, Fort Hartsuff SHP, Burwell, 308-346-4715

April 18 – Application period begins for bighorn sheep lottery permit

April 18 – Lake and Pond Management Workshop, Agricultural Research and Development Center, Mead, 402-643-2981

April 21 – Lake and Pond Management Workshop, Johnson County 4-H Building, Tecumseh, 402-643-2981

April 22 – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission meeting, Chadron, 8 a.m.

April 24 – 3-D Archery Shoot, Red Willow SRA, McCook, 2 p.m., 308-345-5899

April 25 – Family Fishing Event, Terry’s Pit, Terrytown, 5-7 p.m., 402-471-5447

April 26 – Lake and Pond Management Workshop, Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, 6 p.m., 402-643-2981

April 29 – Arbor Day, Game and Parks offices closed

April 30 – 5th Annual Outdoor Adventure, Indian Cave SP, Shubert, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 402-883-2575

April 30 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, Fort Calhoun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 402-468-5611

April 30-May 22 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open on weekends, Platte River SP, Louisville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 402-471-5547

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.

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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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