The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in July. Get more event details at Visit for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes.

July 1 – Archery fishing of game fish is allowed statewide through Dec. 31

July 1 – Underwater spearfishing of game fish allowed in certain waters through Dec. 31

July 1-14 – Paddlefish snagging permit application period

July 1-31 – Application period for Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area special access permits for deer hunting

July 5 – Results of the draw for deer, antelope and elk permits will be available on or before this date

July 5 – Final day to apply for Nebraska Super Tag and Combo lottery permits

July 18 – Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast, Ponca SP, Ponca

 July 18 – Community Fishing Night, Bowling Lake, Lincoln

July 18 – Community Fishing Night, Skyview Lake, Norfolk

July 19 – Deadline for successful applicants of elk, antelope and deer draw units to complete the purchase of their awarded permits

July 19 – Desperado Days Pool Party, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

July 19 – Community Fishing Night, Melham Park Pond, Broken Bow

July 20 – Cornhusker State Games, Shoreline Fishing Tournament and Casting Competition, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

July 20 – Carp-O-Rama, Lake Maloney, North Platte

July 20 – Wetland Wanderer, Danish Alps SRA, Hubbard

July 20 – Nebraska Bowfishing Mentor Program Northeast, Ponca SP, Ponca

July 20-21 – Snakes of Nebraska, Schramm Education Center, Gretna

July 21 – Kite Day, Niobrara SP, Niobrara

July 23-25 – Outdoor Explorer’s Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln

July 24 – Family Fun Night, Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook

July 24 – Community Fishing Night, Benson Lake, Omaha

July 26-27 – 6th Annual Campfire Christmas in July and Campground Decorating Contest, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

July 27 – 2nd Annual Crofton’s Dam Run, Lewis and Clark SRA, Crofton

July 27 – Jingle Bell Junk and Craft Market, Indian Cave SP, Shubert

July 30 – Community Fishing Night, Prairie Queen Lake, Papillion

July 31 – Community Fishing Night, Mormon Island SRA, Grand Island

July 31 – Discover Fly Fishing, Mormon Island SRA Lake #1, Grand Island