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  • Man seriously injured in fireworks incident at Branched Oak

    Man seriously injured in fireworks incident at Branched Oak

    LINCOLN, Neb. — A 34-year-old Exeter man was seriously injured at Branched Oak State Recreation area on Friday, July 3, 2020, after a firework exploded in his hands. As of Saturday, he is in...

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  • Wagon Train Lake remains on health alert

    Wagon Train Lake remains on health alert

    LINCOLN, Neb. – A health alert for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-green algae, remains in effect at Wagon Train Lake in Lancaster County. Visitors to Wagon Train State Recreation...

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  • Happy 4th!

    Happy 4th!

    Quick blog post before I head out the door for a long Independence Day holiday!  The “4th of July” has always been one of our favorite holidays, if not THE favorite.  We love the time spent with...

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  • Game and Parks receives NET grant for Treehouse Classroom and Interactive Stream project

    Game and Parks receives NET grant for Treehouse Classroom and Interactive Stream project

    LINCOLN Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the Treehouse Classroom and Interactive Stream: Engaging...

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  • Paddlefish snagging permits accepted through July 14

    Paddlefish snagging permits accepted through July 14

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Applications for paddlefish snagging permits are being accepted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission through July 14. Drawing results will be available by July 20. Any permits...

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  • July outdoor calendar

    July outdoor calendar

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission important dates in July. July 1 – Select state park area service centers will reopen to the public for customer...

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  • Game and Parks continues to reopen pools, education centers and state park facilities

    Game and Parks continues to reopen pools, education centers and state park facilities

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is pleased to announce the continued reopening of several facilities, activities and amenities in state park and recreation areas across the...

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  • Bluegill are a Great Catch in Summer

    Bluegill are a Great Catch in Summer

    It’s hot. It’s humid. Whew! Yeah, it’s summer alright. Hey, has your fishing success slowed with the conditions? Well, one fish leads the way with lots of action provided to anglers in the good,...

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  • New mountain biking trails featured in July Nebraskaland

    New mountain biking trails featured in July Nebraskaland

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The mountain biking trails at Platte River State Park near Louisville are among many topics featured in the July issue of Nebraskaland Magazine. Regional editor Eric Fowler’s story...

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  • Angler Access Improvements at Lake Ogallala

    Angler Access Improvements at Lake Ogallala

    The July issue of Nebraskaland has a story about some of the improvements that have been done recently at Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala (Lake McConaughy Recreation Area, Big Changes at the Big...

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  • Game and Parks accepting Gifford Point access permit applications July 1-31

    Game and Parks accepting Gifford Point access permit applications July 1-31

    LINCOLN, Neb. – People interested in hunting deer at Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA) this fall may apply for access permits July 1-31. Two hundred of these permits will be issued to...

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  • Scholarships available for Trout in the Classroom Program

    Scholarships available for Trout in the Classroom Program

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Six $1,000 scholarships are available to Nebraska schools starting up Trout in the Classroom, a science-based program that allows students to explore aquatic ecosystems, life...

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  • Several road closures on wildlife management areas

    Several road closures on wildlife management areas

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Roads on several state wildlife management areas (WMAs) remain closed, partially closed or are intermittently closed because of poor conditions. County roads leading to the areas...

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  • Wagon Train Lake remains on health alert

    Wagon Train Lake remains on health alert

    LINCOLN, Neb. – A health alert for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-green algae, remains in effect at Wagon Train Lake in Lancaster County. Visitors to Wagon Train State Recreation...

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  • Some state park service centers to reopen July 1

    Some state park service centers to reopen July 1

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Select state park area service centers will reopen to the public July 1 for customer service, information and permit sales. Amenities such as interpretive displays and gift shops...

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  • Stop the Presses, They Come in Threes!

    Stop the Presses, They Come in Threes!

    I usually have an idea of what I am going to blog about for the next week or two.  But, what good would blogging be if you did not post the “hottest”, most recent, breaking information? Most of...

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  • Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area

    Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area

    Big Changes at the Big Lake Nearly everything about Lake McConaughy is big. At 30,000 surface acres, it is Nebraska’s largest reservoir, its dam is among the largest of its kind in the world, and...

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  • Platte River State Park Bike Trails

    Platte River State Park Bike Trails

    Mountain bikers have been riding the trails carved into the bluffs at Platte River State Park for decades, its hills and rocks providing a challenge many yearn for, with the scenery providing the...

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  • Practice Makes Better

    Practice Makes Better

    I’m 5 feet 2 inches, female, right-handed and left-eye dominant. Out-of-the-box firearms typically don’t fit me, and youth models have made poor substitutes. As if learning to shoot at a flying...

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  • Techniques for July Bass

    Techniques for July Bass

    Story and photos by Jeff Kurrus July is the perfect time to fish for largemouth bass. Because of the heat, boat traffic on non-ski lakes is often minimal and your chance to fish your favorite...

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