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  • November firearm deer harvest slightly lower than last year

    November firearm deer harvest slightly lower than last year

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Preliminary Nebraska deer check-in numbers indicate statewide harvest is down 3 percent compared to 2019 for the November firearm season. During the nine-day season, 42,024 deer...

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  • Fish and Fowl

    Fish and Fowl

    Going to be “outta the office” for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Nope, not going to be the usual holiday.  Nothing else has been “normal” this year, why would it be any different for Thanksgiving?...

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  • Cold Water Boat Safety

    Cold Water Boat Safety

    I know many of you have already winterized the boats.  However, I also know that as long as we have liquid water, some will still be launching boats and fishing.  We have lots of folks that are...

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  • Extremely Grateful

    Extremely Grateful

    The season for gratitude and reflection is upon us. Thanksgiving week is when we remind our families, friends and close associates how much they mean to us and express our sincere appreciation for...

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  • Mahoney State Park restaurant closes

    Mahoney State Park restaurant closes

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Caddy’s Parkside Grill at the Peter Kiewit Lodge is closing its doors after two years of providing food service to guests at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. “This situation is...

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  • When They Do Not Take It Seriously

    When They Do Not Take It Seriously

    I have blogged several times about how everyone needs a good net man, and a good photographer.  Unfortunately, some never take their responsibilities seriously.  What you can do about that? Most...

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  • Trenton man injured in Swanson Reservoir boating accident

    Trenton man injured in Swanson Reservoir boating accident

    LINCOLN, Neb. – A 46-year-old Trenton man was hospitalized with injuries following a boating accident Nov. 19 on Swanson Reservoir in Hitchcock County. Sometime in the afternoon, the victim, the...

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  • Nebraskland photo contest to be featured in later edition

    Nebraskland photo contest to be featured in later edition

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2020 Nebraskaland Magazine photo contest, originally slated to run in the January 2021 edition of the outdoors magazine, is now expected to be featured in March. The decision...

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  • Mountain lion observed on video in Scottsbluff

    Mountain lion observed on video in Scottsbluff

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has confirmed a mountain lion was observed on video crossing a yard on the west side of Scottsbluff in the early morning on Nov. 19. The...

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  • Never Grow Old

    Never Grow Old

    I spent a couple days drifting flies down a river this fall.  Mid-afternoon of the second day I had an epiphany.  It dawned on me that all I was really doing was something I had done probably...

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  • Sustainable ranching: A landowner’s journey to using prescribed fire

    Sustainable ranching: A landowner’s journey to using prescribed fire

    By Renae Blum Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Looking at the numbers, and seeing the state of his pastures, Jim Jenkins knew it was time for a change. The Callaway rancher turned to prescribed...

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  • Game and Parks to release pheasants on 16 wildlife management areas before Thanksgiving

    Game and Parks to release pheasants on 16 wildlife management areas before Thanksgiving

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will release rooster pheasants on 16 wildlife management areas prior to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 16 areas are: Powder Creek,...

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  • Firearm Deer Season: Enjoying the Experience

    Firearm Deer Season: Enjoying the Experience

    Nebraska’s most popular hunt is the 9-day firearm deer season (Nov. 14 through Nov. 22). This is one of the absolute best times of year to be outside and participate in it with the deer breeding...

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  • Burchard Road

    Burchard Road

    I know some of my blog topics are of interest to a relatively small audience.  I also know that if you are one of those in that small audience it can be very important to you.  Consequently, I...

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  • Hunting Quotes

    Hunting Quotes

    Tomorrow is the rifle deer opener.  A bunch of you will be in the field looking for the “turdy-pointer”.  Wear your hunter orange, use your safety harness, know what is behind your target, have...

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  • Ahrens first to complete 2020 Nebraska Upland Slam

    Ahrens first to complete 2020 Nebraska Upland Slam

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Payne Ahrens used his job as a farm hand to his advantage before last month’s upland bird season opener. While harvesting corn for his employer, the Superior man also was scouting...

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  • Game and Parks seeks input on potential waterfowl season date changes for 2021-2022

    Game and Parks seeks input on potential waterfowl season date changes for 2021-2022

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking input on potential changes to duck and goose season dates for the 2021-2022 hunting seasons. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

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  • Fort Atkinson State Historical Park awarded Helmsley grant for revitalization projects

    Fort Atkinson State Historical Park awarded Helmsley grant for revitalization projects

    LINCOLN, Neb. — A new grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust worth nearly $500,000 will assist Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in two revitalization projects. The...

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  • Game and Parks temporarily closes Lincoln office to walk-up service

    Game and Parks temporarily closes Lincoln office to walk-up service

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has temporarily closed its Lincoln headquarters to walk-up customer service in an effort to protect its staff and the public from a potential...

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  • Wetland resources get boost with grant to Nebraska Game and Parks

    Wetland resources get boost with grant to Nebraska Game and Parks

    LINCOLN, Neb. — With the help of a $280,000 matching grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, working with partners, will be able to modernize...

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