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Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

Tour Archaeological Sites at Fort Atkinson SHP

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LINCOLN – September is Nebraska archaeology Month and staff of the Nebraska State Historical Society will lead tours of the archaeological sites at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on Sept. 6-7. Nolan Johnson will lead a tour each day of the many structures and facilities on the park grounds. On Sept. 6, Rob Bozell will give a presentation on the archaeology of Stephen Long’s Engineer’s Cantonment, a facility contemporary with Fort Atkinson. Other activities planned for this living history weekend ... Read More »

Commissioners Approve Waterfowl Recommendations

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners approved recommendations for the 2014 waterfowl and crow hunting seasons at a meeting Aug. 29 in Grand Island. The 2014 waterfowl and crow seasons are: Duck and Coot – Zone 1: Oct. 11-Dec. 23; Zone 2: Oct. 4-Dec. 16 in Low Plains and Oct.4-Dec. 16 and Jan. 4-25 in High Plains; Zone 3: Oct. 22-Jan. 3 in Low Plains and Oct. 22-Jan. 3 and Jan. 4-25 in High Plains; Zone ... Read More »

Archers May Donate Deer to Hunters Helping the Hungry

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LINCOLN – With the start of the archery deer hunting season on Sept. 1, hunters may donate harvested deer at any contracted Hunters Helping the Hungry processor. Meat processors include Amherst – Belschner Custom Meats Inc.; Bayard – Bayard Processing; Bridgeport – KDK Meats LLC; Broken Bow – Broken Bow Pack; Elwood – SteakMaster Inc.; Franklin – Franklin Locker; Humphrey – Country Butcher; Johnson – Pelican’s Meat Processing; Lindsay – Melcher’s Locker; North Bend – Bob’s Custom Meats LLC; North ... Read More »

Hunters May Enter Lottery for Deer Hunting Access on the Central Platte

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LINCOLN – Hunters may enter a lottery to gain deer hunting access to Platte River Recreation Access (PRRA) lands in the central Platte River Valley, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Forty-six hunters will be chosen from a random drawing in early October and allowed to hunt deer on designated PRRA lands Nov. 16-23. Applications, limited to one per person, will be accepted by mail or in person at the Game and Parks service center in Kearney from ... Read More »

Sensory Safari is Oct. 1 at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will provide students with disabilities a chance to engage in science exploration through sight, sound, touch and smell. This special event, Sensory Safari, will be held Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the zoo. Sensory Safari is an annual event that engages students with disabilities throughout eastern Nebraska in educational stations focused on wildlife, nature and natural resources. Stations will include a live fish touch tank, ... Read More »

Fort Hartsuff to Host Historic Firearms Display

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LINCOLN – Fort Hartsuff State Historic Park will host The Timeline of American Military Firearms, 1860-1990 on Oct. 4-5. The event will be held in conjunction with the Grand Army of the Frontier (GAF). GAF members dressed in period uniforms will use a collection of original and reproduction firearms to explain the development of the American military firearms. It will include firearms from the Civil War through Operation Desert Storm. Col. Jerry Davenport, Department of the Missouri Commander, and Lt. ... Read More »

September Outdoor Calendar

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LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in September: Sept. 1 – Horseback trail rides conclude, Niobrara State Park (SP), Niobrara, 402-857-3373 Sept. 1 – Hunting seasons open for cottontail, jackrabbit, dove, snipe, grouse, rail, raccoon and opossum Sept. 1 – Final day of Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island Sept. 1 – Game and Parks’ district offices and service centers closed for Labor Day Sept. 1 – Archery deer hunting ... Read More »

Take Children Bullhead Fishing Before Summer is Over

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LINCOLN – There is still time to take children fishing for stocked bullheads this summer. In fact, many anglers started their fishing careers catching bullheads at a young age. Black bullheads raised at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery will be stocked by early September at the following state recreation areas, with quantities: Louisville Lake No. 2A, 672; Fremont Lake No. 3, 1,435; Two Rivers Lake No. 7, 666; and Two Rivers Lake No. 6, 1,604. These bullheads will be 7-10 ... Read More »

2014 Public Access Atlas Now Available

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s 2014 Public Access Atlas is now available for hunters and anglers who want to know where they can hunt and fish in Nebraska. The annual publication includes information on and locations of land enrolled in the Open Fields and Waters (OFW) program, which allows private land to be open to hunters and anglers for walk-in access. It also provides information on public state and federal lands open to hunting and fishing. Printed ... Read More »

Commissioners to Consider Waterfowl Recommendations

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners will consider recommendations for the 2014 waterfowl and crow hunting seasons at a meeting Aug. 29 in Grand Island. The meeting is at 8 a.m. at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 805 Allen Drive. The public hearing for waterfowl and crow recommendations begins at 8:30 a.m. Recommendations for 2014 waterfowl and crow are: Duck and Coot – Zone 1: Oct. 11-Dec. 23; Zone 2: Oct. 4-Dec. 16 in Low Plains ... Read More »