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

Dec. 1 – Fort Robinson State Park (SP) Historical Christmas Dinner, Crawford, 308-665-2900

Dec. 1 – Bird-banding workshop, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, Gretna, 9 a.m., 402-332-3901

Dec. 1 – Bobcat hunting and trapping season opens

Dec. 3 – Public informational big game meeting, McCook, Red Willow County Fairgrounds, 4-H building, 1400 W. 5th St., 7 p.m.

Dec. 1-31 – Antlerless elk hunting season

Dec. 1-31 – Muzzleloader deer hunting season

Dec. 6 – Public informational big game meeting, Norfolk, Northeast Community College, Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., 7 p.m.

Dec. 8 – Christmas at the Bowring, Bowring Ranch State Historical Park (SHP), Merriman, 6 p.m., 308-684-3428

Dec. 8-9 – DeSoto Muzzleloader deer hunting season

Dec. 10 – Public informational big game meeting, Kearney, Yanney Heritage Park, Environmental Resource Center Bldg., 2020 W. 11th, 7 p.m.

Dec. 11 – Public informational big game meeting, O’Neill, Cubby’s, 204 E. U.S. Hwy. 20, 7 p.m.

Dec. 11 – Public informational big game meeting, Gretna, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, 21502 W. Neb. Hwy. 31, 7 p.m.

Dec. 13 – Public informational big game meeting, York, Kilgore Memorial Library, 520 Nebraska Ave., 6 p.m.

Dec. 14 – White-fronted goose hunting season (first segment) closes

Dec. 14 – Christmas Bird Count, Ponca SP, 402-755-2284

Dec. 16 – Snipe hunting season closes

Dec. 18 – Duck and coot hunting season in Zone 2 Low Plains and High Plains (first segment) closes

Dec. 18 – Duck and coot hunting season in Zone 4 closes

Dec. 18 – Public informational big game meeting, Chadron, Chadron State College, Student Center, Scottsbluff Room, 1000 Main St., 7 p.m.

Dec. 20 – Public informational big game meeting, Bridgeport, Prairie Winds Community Center, 428 N. Main St., 7 p.m.

Dec. 20-23 – Christmas at the Cody’s, Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP, North Platte, 308-535-8035

Dec. 22-23, 26-30 – Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open to public, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547

Dec. 25 – Christmas Day, Game and Parks offices closed

Dec. 25 – Duck and coot hunting season in Zone 1 closes

Dec. 29 – Winterfest, Ponca SP, Ponca, 402-755-2284

Dec. 31 – Archery antelope hunting season closes

Dec. 31 – Archery, Mule Deer Conservation Area and Statewide Whitetail Buck deer hunting seasons close

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.

Image courtesy Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

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