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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.

Some Mobile Hunting and Fishing Permits Now Available

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LINCOLN – Some Nebraska hunting and fishing permits now may be purchased, accessed or displayed on a mobile device. The image of a mobile permit may be displayed and saved on a device such as a phone or tablet. The mobile permit fulfills the requirement of carrying a permit while eliminating the need to carry a paper version. Mobile permit purchase options are currently limited to hunt (small game), fish, and resident fur harvest permits, as well as associated stamps. ... Read More »

Southeast District Birding Day Set for May 14

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LINCOLN – The public is invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Southeast District Birding Day on May 14 at the Nebraska Eastern Saline Wetlands in northern Lancaster County. This free morning of birding will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the parking lot of Little Salt Fork Marsh Preserve, a half-mile west of the intersection of N. 1st Street and Raymond Road. A carpool from Game and Parks’ Lincoln headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St., is available. ... Read More »

National Walk at Lunch Day to Benefit Nebraska Trails

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LINCOLN – On April 30, Nebraskans from across the state will make time to walk for 30 minutes at lunchtime. In doing so, they’ll take part in National Walk at Lunch Day, an annual event intended to encourage participants to engage in healthy lifestyle choices. Participants will also help raise money for the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation. For every organization that registers walkers for the annual event, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska will contribute $20 to the ... Read More »

Family Fishing Events Scheduled for 2014

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LINCOLN – Another spring and summer of family fishing fun is scheduled with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Family Fishing Events. Family Fishing Events provide opportunities for people of all ages who have never fished or have not fished in years to learn and enjoy the activity. Rods and reels, as well as bait and fishing instruction, will be available for free. Look for the Family Fishing Trailer at each site. Appropriate fishing and park permits are required. All ... Read More »

Wild Adventure Day Set for April 19 in Lincoln

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LINCOLN – Have you ever touched a snake? Or seen a badger? Come to Wild Adventure Day on April 19 in Lincoln and have that opportunity. This free public event, sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, and Friends of Pioneers Park, will take place at Pioneers Park Nature Center, located at 3201 S. Coddington Ave., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See more than 30 nature-related activities for youth and families. Among the activities will be live ... Read More »

Great Park Pursuit Starts May 1

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LINCOLN – The Great Park Pursuit (GPP) begins its seventh year of giving people an opportunity to win prizes while enjoying parks across Nebraska. The goal of GPP, a partnership between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Recreation and Park Association, is to promote active lifestyles while increasing awareness of the state’s nature-rich outdoor recreation opportunities. This is done by encouraging participants to visit up to 20 GPP sites located across Nebraska between May 1 and Sept. ... Read More »

Fishing Instructor Workshop Cancelled in North Platte, Scheduled in Kearney

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LINCOLN – The certification of youth fishing instructors scheduled for April 5 in North Platte has been cancelled because of low registration. Those in the North Platte area may attend a workshop in Kearney on May 10 from 9 a.m.-noon at Yanney Park’s Mitzi’s Pavilion, 2005 1st Ave. To reserve a spot in this workshop, contact Lindsey Chizinski by May 5 at 402-332-4204 or lindsey.chizinski@nebraska.gov. Youth fishing instructors will receive training and tools to conduct fishing clinics. These volunteers will ... Read More »

Temporarily Closed Parks to Reopen April 18

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LINCOLN – State park areas temporarily closed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission last fall will reopen April 18 – two weeks earlier than previously planned. The parks will reopen early because work crews reassigned from the closed parks completed their assigned projects ahead of schedule. The purpose of the closures was to redirect Game and Parks staff and resources from the closed areas in an effort to reduce the more than $40 million of identified deferred maintenance needs ... Read More »

Hunters Should Use Caution to Prevent Grass Fires

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LINCOLN – With turkey season in progress, hunters in the field should be aware of continued drought conditions that have resulted in many grass fires across the state. Care should be taken to avoid situations that could result in sparks or flames, which could lead to a wildfire. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has the following tips: – Cigarettes, matches or any smoking material should never be thrown from vehicles onto road shoulders or into grassland. Make sure these ... Read More »

Three New Multispecies Big Game Lottery Permits Available in 2014

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LINCOLN – Three new multispecies big game hunting permits are authorized for 2014, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Each of the three permit recipients will be drawn in a lottery. Those new permits are: – One Super Tag permit for residents or nonresidents. This permit is valid for one elk of either sex, one antelope of either sex, one deer of either sex, and two turkeys. – One Combo permit for residents only. This permit is valid ... Read More »