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Hunting

Planning a hunting trip?  Check HERE for local lodges open year round and HERE for Ogallala hotels.  Hunting opportunities abound for small game, turkey, mule and whitetail deer, waterfowl and upland species in the Lake Mac area.

Most of Lake McConaughy SRA, is open to hunting the Tuesday following Labor Day during designated hunting seasons. View the Public Access Atlas for information about public hunting grounds in Nebraska.

Nearby Clear Creek is a traditional wildlife management area open to hunting, trapping and fishing within the appropriate seasons. This area encompasses more than 3,200 acres of riparian woodlands, wetlands, river channel, lake bed and upland grasslands, and offers excellent deer, turkey, pheasant and dove hunting. Those willing to put in the effort to hike to the river can be rewarded with excellent waterfowl hunting. This area borders Lake McConaughy SRA and is available for public access year-round.

The Special Hunting Area (SHA) of Clear Creek consists of about 300 acres, which includes 10 four-person pit blinds, and is open to hunting for waterfowl and other game species until the Monday before Thanksgiving. At that point, the area is open only to those who are assigned a blind through a drawing held each morning at the Clear Creek check station.

Any hunting in the Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area must be done at least 100 yards away from park infrastructure such as campgrounds and roads.  Please contact NE Game and Parks at 308-284-8800 with any questions.

photo courtesy of Nebraska Game and Parks

Calendar of Events

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6:00 pm Sounds on the Square Summer Conc...
Sounds on the Square Summer Conc...
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 9:00 pm
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all-day Ogallala Drovers Invite Golf Tou...
Ogallala Drovers Invite Golf Tou...
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day
The 19th annual Ogallala Drovers Invitational Golf Tournament will take place June 1-2, 2024 at Bayside Golf. Contact the Chamber at 308-284-4066 or sign up online at www.explorekeithcounty.com.
all-day Shut Up & Fish Tournament
Shut Up & Fish Tournament
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day
Don’t miss the 25th Annual ‘Big Mac’ Shut Up & Fish Walleye Tournament June 1st and 2nd, 2024 at Lake McConaughy For more information contact: Vogl’s Lodge & Lure – 308-355-2321 Entry forms available at:[...]
8:00 pm Live Music at Admiral’s Cove – P...
Live Music at Admiral’s Cove – P...
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Platinum Pearls will be performing hits from all genres & decades at Admiral’s Cove on Saturday, June 1st at 8:00 pm.  $5 cover.