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  • Dark skies, bright stars and music top August parks events

    Dark skies, bright stars and music top August parks events

    From the annual Nebraska Star Party to sandcastle building and pioneer musicals, August promises a variety of events at Nebraska Game and Parks Commission locations. A park entry permit is...

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  • Calamus Kayak Adventure Race postponed

    Calamus Kayak Adventure Race postponed

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Calamus Kayak Adventure Race, scheduled for July 29, has been postponed because a health alert for a harmful algal bloom was issued at Calamus State Recreation Area on July 23....

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  • “Smile!”

    “Smile!”

    I try to “lighten up” with my Friday blog posts.  There were a couple of things I had in mind for today, but I changed my mind. . . . I love fish pictures, never get tired of fish pictures.  So...

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  • Grove Trout Rearing Station closing temporarily to visitors

    Grove Trout Rearing Station closing temporarily to visitors

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Grove Trout Rearing Station near Royal, Nebraska, will be closed to visitors until further notice due to upcoming expected high air temperatures in the area. Trout have been...

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  • Trout Slam Update, Summer 2021

    Trout Slam Update, Summer 2021

    There have not been a lot of Trout Slam entries coming in, but there have been a few.  Time to give an update and get certificates mailed out. . . . In case you forgot, the Trout Slam is an angler...

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  • Missouri River Sauger and Walleye Tracking

    Missouri River Sauger and Walleye Tracking

    I want to point out some fisheries research work currently being done on the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska.  The easiest way for me to do that is to “copy and paste” a page from our July...

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  • Nebraska Big Game Society supports big game efforts with Game and Parks donation

    Nebraska Big Game Society supports big game efforts with Game and Parks donation

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Big Game Society, which raises money through membership dues and its fundraising spring auction and dinner, donated $27,000 to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission...

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  • Bighorn sheep lottery applications close Aug. 6

    Bighorn sheep lottery applications close Aug. 6

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2021 bighorn sheep lottery permit through Aug. 6. Only Nebraska residents are eligible. Apply at a Nebraska...

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  • Trout Stream Gem in Northeast Nebraska

    Trout Stream Gem in Northeast Nebraska

    A classic case of misrepresentation keeps occurring. Folks continue to express their disbelief  to me that a crystal clear, cold, spring-fed trout fishing stream exists in northeast Nebraska. “No...

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  • McConaughy White Bass

    McConaughy White Bass

    There is no doubt “the” topic of the week has been the fish die-off at Lake McConaughy.  Here is our official statement from yesterday: LINCOLN, Neb. – The cause of a fish die-off at Lake...

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  • Cause of Lake McConaughy white-bass die-off still inconclusive

    Cause of Lake McConaughy white-bass die-off still inconclusive

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The cause of a fish die-off at Lake McConaughy, Nebraska’s largest reservoir, remains inconclusive. Fisheries biologists from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission are...

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  • Take ‘Em Fishing 2021

    Take ‘Em Fishing 2021

    As I have mentioned in previous blogs, this is the third year of our “Take ‘Em Fishing” promotion.  In previous blogs, I have mentioned the benefits to finding someone and passing your love of...

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  • Celebrate Christmas in July at Indian Cave State Park

    Celebrate Christmas in July at Indian Cave State Park

    LINCOLN, Neb. – For a touch of holiday cheer at a beautiful park, bring the family to Indian Cave State Park on July 16-17 for the 8th Annual Campfire Christmas in July. Traditional holiday...

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  • Wonders of Wetlands educator workshop is July 22 in Lincoln

    Wonders of Wetlands educator workshop is July 22 in Lincoln

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Wetlands are diverse habitats that are great tools for teaching about Nebraska’s aquatic spaces. Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in an educator workshop about the...

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  • Go with the flow and float Nebraska’s water trails

    Go with the flow and float Nebraska’s water trails

    Eager to get on the water? Yeah, me, too. This is a perfect time to float Nebraska’s water trails. There are many reasons to take a float trip on continuously flowing water. You can do it for the...

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  • Twin Lakes Boat Ramps

    Twin Lakes Boat Ramps

    One thing you learn as a fisheries manager is that there are a lot of things out of your control.  Take, for example, water levels, either due to “Mother Nature”, power and irrigation districts,...

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  • Duck hunters must choose from two bag limits when they register for HIP

    Duck hunters must choose from two bag limits when they register for HIP

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Duck hunters must choose between two daily bag limits when they register for their Harvest Information Program number this year. Nebraska and South Dakota are entering a new...

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  • “As Seen on TV”

    “As Seen on TV”

    I found this YouTube channel called “RetroBassin“.  There is some interesting “stuff” there and a person can even learn a thing or three. This one was kind of fun: Yeah, I know, that video is 18...

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  • Bluegreen Algae

    Bluegreen Algae

    It is mid-summer, it is hot, and that means primetime for bluegreen algae blooms.  There is a lot of hysteria and misunderstanding about our waters and algae blooms.  I originally wrote this blog...

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  • Freshwater Drum: Not a Trash Fish

    Freshwater Drum: Not a Trash Fish

    I watched closely as the guy excitedly reeled in the fish he had hooked from a local sandpit lake in eastern Nebraska. Upon landing it, I heard him dismally say: “Oh man, it’s a damn drum, that’s...

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