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  • June outdoor calendar

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in June. Get more event details at Visit...

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  • Join Family Nature Club in Norfolk this summer

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Get outside and get dirty like you did when you were a child. This summer, the Family Nature Club will provide that opportunity. A Family Nature Club event will take place June 8,...

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  • Rains cause flooding on some southeast WMAs

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Recent heavy rains have caused flooding on some wildlife management areas (WMA) in southeast Nebraska. Water is over the west road leading into Yankee Hill WMA in Lancaster County,...

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  • Disc golfers to compete in 3-disc challenge at Chadron State Park

    Disc golfers to compete in 3-disc challenge at Chadron State Park

    CHADRON – As many as 45 disc golfers are expected to compete Saturday, May 27, in the first Chadron State Park Gateway 3-disc Challenge, a tournament set at the park’s popular course which was...

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  • Family Fishing Events 2017

    Family Fishing Events 2017

    I know this is not new news and in fact some of our family fishing events for this summer have already occurred.  However, we are getting to the time now when almost all the kids are out of school...

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  • Panhandle parks celebrating Free Entry Day

    CHADRON – Three Nebraska Game and Parks Commission attractions in the Panhandle are planning special activities for Free Park Entry and Fishing Day on Saturday, May 20. Free Park Entry and Fishing...

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  • Spinners


    I do not do it often, but now and then current events and “pop culture” compel me to make some comments.  Recently, I heard about something called “fidget spinners“. I guess fidget spinners are...

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  • Success in Late Season

    Success in Late Season

    Feeling the need to be outdoors I opted to try my luck on some panfish for a couple evenings this past week.  The first night as I left the lake I had to pump the breaks to allow a tom turkey to...

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  • Top Waters, Walleye

    Top Waters, Walleye

    I suppose it started with David Letterman’s nightly top 10 lists, direct from the “home office” in Wahoo, Nebraska, and now media, including social media, is full of lists–top 10 this, top 10...

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  • Food is the Lure to Take Millennials Hunting

    Food is the Lure to Take Millennials Hunting

    Conditions are ripe for the oldest millennial in our family to continue to hunt. Our son, Zach, is at an age (29) where he has transitioned through many life stages — secondary schooling, new...

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  • Merritt Reservoir’s Main Landing boat ramp project to begin in fall

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The postponed boat-launch facility construction at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area’s Main Landing is scheduled to begin this fall. Reservoir water levels are two vertical...

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  • Game and Parks accepting 2017 trail grant applications

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting Recreational Trail Program grant applications for fiscal year 2017 funding. The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a grant...

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  • May 20 is Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 20. It is the annual opportunity for families to enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need of buying...

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  • New interactive Crawdad Creek open at Platte River State Park

    New interactive Crawdad Creek open at Platte River State Park

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Crawdad Creek, a series of five shallow, interactive ponds that flows picturesquely into Jenny Newman Lake, has opened at Platte River State Park. Crawdad Creek is the first...

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  • Upgrades completed at state park and recreation areas across Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has upgraded electrical campsite offerings, replaced aging water systems and other infrastructure, and upgraded or replaced shower houses and...

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  • Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium to close temporarily for renovation

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The popular Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium at Schramm Park State Recreation Area (SRA) will close temporarily for renovation beginning May 23. Construction is scheduled for completion in the...

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  • Learn to Bowfish!

    Learn to Bowfish!

    I want to mention an opportunity coming up this summer:  Ever want to learn how to bowfish?  Here is your chance! For more information, be sure to check out the FaceBook page, Nebraska Bow Fishing...

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  • Landowner elk applications begin May 15

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Eligible landowners may apply for one 2017 Nebraska elk hunting permit during the May 15 – June 2 application period. To download an application form, eligibility rules and hunting...

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  • Public urged to not disturb nesting ducks

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Reports of ducks nesting under bushes and in gardens and landscaping near houses are common this time of year. Most reports are of concern about the hen and nest or how the...

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  • Hybrid bluegill to be stocked in urban lakes

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska families fishing urban ponds and lakes will have additional angling opportunities as the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is stocking hybrid bluegill in 11 bodies of...

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