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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.

Meeting to Discuss Pollinators Sept. 18 in Nebraska City

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LINCOLN – The public is invited to an informational meeting regarding the importance of pollinators on Sept. 18 in Nebraska City. This free event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Missouri River Visitors Center, 100 Valmont Drive. Discussion topics will include the benefits of pollinators, pollinators in the Midwest, importance of pollinator habitat, and programs to help pollinators. The meeting’s guest speakers will be Pete Berthelsen of Pheasants Forever Inc. & Quail Forever Inc., Erin ... Read More »

Hunting and Trapping Workshops Scheduled for Novices

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LINCOLN – Novice hunters and trappers are the focus of free workshops the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hosting to help them prepare for the fall seasons. While these workshops are designed to improve confidence and expand knowledge for those with little to no experience, they are open to anyone interested in becoming more successful, regardless of skill level. Game and Parks specialists will cover successful strategies, equipment, biology, techniques and other topics. The workshops will run 6-8:30 p.m. ... Read More »

Stocked Bullheads Provide More Late-Summer Fishing OpportunitiesStocked Bullheads Provide More Late-Summer Fishing Opportunities

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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 were stocked Sept. 1 at the following state recreation areas, with quantities: Louisville Lake No. 2A, 518; Fremont Lake No. 3, 1,100; Two Rivers Lake No. 7, 501; and Two Rivers Lake No. 6, 1,209. These stocked bullheads are 7-10 inches in ... Read More »

Mentored Youth Hunt Opportunities Available This Fall

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LINCOLN – Two mentored youth hunting programs are available this fall for recent Hunter Education graduates. These programs of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and partner organizations allow participants to take their new-found hunting and shooting skills into the field, paired up with adult mentors. These safe, educational programs help new hunters explore what it takes to become a successful hunter while learning about conservation, preparation and responsibility. The programs are: Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Youth Mentored Hunt ... Read More »

Commissioners Approve Waterfowl Recommendations

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for the 2015 waterfowl and crow hunting seasons at a meeting Aug. 28 in Burwell. The 2015 waterfowl and crow seasons are as follows: Duck and Coot Zone 1: Oct. 10-Dec. 22 Zone 2: Oct. 3-Dec. 15 in Low Plains and Oct.3-Dec. 15 and Jan. 6-27 in High Plains Zone 3: Oct. 24-Jan. 5 in Low Plains and Oct. 24-Jan. 5 and Jan. 6-27 in High Plains Zone 4: Oct. ... Read More »

Several Hunting Seasons Opening in Early September

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LINCOLN – September in Nebraska means football – and hunting. The first day of the month brings the opener of several hunting seasons, including dove, grouse and archery deer. Dove hunters should be reminded that they are required to have a Harvest Information Program number. They can obtain one at outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hip or by calling 1-877-634-8687. The 2015 Dove Fact Sheet is a good source of information for the season and may be found at outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/guides/upland_game/pdf/dovefactsheet.pdf. A resource for grouse hunters ... Read More »

Reminders for Hunting Seasons

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LINCOLN – Preparation is key to safe and enjoyable hunting trips. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds hunters of several things to accomplish and be aware of as hunting seasons begin. Buy Permits and Stamps – Hunting (small game), big game and turkey permits, as well as appropriate stamps, may be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org or Game and Parks permitting offices across the state. Before purchasing a permit, know what may be harvested with it, what weapons may be used ... Read More »

Living History Scheduled Sept. 5-6 at Fort Atkinson SHP

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LINCOLN – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP) on Sept. 5-6. Rooms in the fort will be open for viewing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and interpreters in period clothing will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate various skills and crafts of that time period. Demonstrations will include the trades of blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as quilting, spinning and ... 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. 16-22. 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 »

Living History Scheduled at Fort Kearny SHP

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LINCOLN – Enjoy a Labor Day weekend of history Sept. 5-7 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park (SHP). There will be a living history soldiers’ camp and demonstrations starting at 9 a.m. each day and a cannon firing daily at 2 p.m. On Sept. 6, learn about Buffalo Bill’s connections to Fort Kearny when author and historian Jeff Barnes presents Buffalo Bill’s Nebraska: The Land That Made the Legend at 1 p.m. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a former ... Read More »