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  • Game and Parks to host virtual pre-K program entitled Nature Tails

    Game and Parks to host virtual pre-K program entitled Nature Tails

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Nature Tails, a virtual six-week series for pre-K children and their parents and caregivers, will be hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission every Tuesday starting Sept....

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  • 2021 Nebraska Fish Art Contest open for entries

    2021 Nebraska Fish Art Contest open for entries

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can discover the outdoors by participating in the second annual Nebraska Fish Art Contest. The 2021 contest, which is sponsored by the...

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  • Keep tree stand safety in mind during your deer hunt

    Keep tree stand safety in mind during your deer hunt

    LINCOLN, Neb. – As you enjoy fall hunting season, it’s important to keep tree stand safety in mind. Accidents in the field can be prevented with careful planning. The Nebraska Game and Parks...

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  • National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2020

    National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2020

    In case you missed the memo.  This coming Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day. I know you are probably as tired as I am of politicians and bureaucrats telling you what to do, but the...

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  • Nuts for Nuts in Nebraska

    Nuts for Nuts in Nebraska

    The days are getting shorter. The morning air is becoming crisper. Nature’s color show is just starting. The forest floor is beginning to be saturated with early autumn leaf matter as well as...

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  • Branched Oak to host modified Spooktacular event

    Branched Oak to host modified Spooktacular event

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Branched Oak State Recreation Area will host its annual Spooktacular event with a few modifications this year due to the novel coronavirus and local health recommendations. Middle...

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  • Fish for Rainbows in Nebraska

    Fish for Rainbows in Nebraska

    By Larry Pape Nebraska Game and Parks Commission LINCOLN, Neb. — A rainbow trout is as beautiful as its namesake, no matter where it appears. But come mid-October, this fish will be swimming in...

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  • Don’t Call Me “Skipjack”

    Don’t Call Me “Skipjack”

    One of the frustrations of fish identification is that different fish are called a variety of common names.  Sometimes it depends on who you ask. That may not be a problem unless you are a...

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  • Health alert issued for Bluestem; three other Game and Parks lakes remain on alert

    Health alert issued for Bluestem; three other Game and Parks lakes remain on alert

    LINCOLN, Neb. – A health alert for harmful algal blooms, also known as toxic blue-green algae, has been issued for Bluestem Lake in Lancaster County. The alert remains in effect for Pawnee and...

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  • Trout Stockings

    Trout Stockings

    Gotchya! Not what you thought it was going to be, was it?  Ha. Believe me, even when the temperatures were a hundred degrees a week or two ago, my phone was ringing with questions about fall trout...

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  • Schramm Education Center closed Sept. 22

    Schramm Education Center closed Sept. 22

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Schramm Education Center in Gretna will be closed Sept. 22 during construction on the parking lot. Visitors can still access Schramm Park State Recreation Area, located directly...

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  • Virtual bird banding programs offered for free

    Virtual bird banding programs offered for free

    SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, in conjunction with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is hosting a series of live virtual bird banding programs on Tuesdays through...

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  • Nebraska Game and Parks to offer interactive online hunting workshops

    Nebraska Game and Parks to offer interactive online hunting workshops

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Unravel the mystery and excitement of hunting by joining Nebraska Game and Parks educators for online Hunting Happy Hour workshops. Starting Sept. 22, these interactive Zoom-based...

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  • Game and Parks grateful for firefighting partners

    Game and Parks grateful for firefighting partners

    ALLIANCE, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission credits the outstanding work of volunteer fire departments and other responders in limiting damage from two Panhandle wildfires in late...

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  • Wildlife officials observing effects from wildfires

    Wildlife officials observing effects from wildfires

    McGREW, Neb. – Wildlife managers in the Nebraska Panhandle say the full effects of the region’s wildfires during the final days of August largely will be determined by what Mother Nature does in...

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  • Take Me to your Leader

    Take Me to your Leader

    It was a lesson learned.  Unfortunately, like many things in life, it was learned the hard way. It was a beautiful fall evening.  From what I could see, it looked like there should be a fish or...

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  • Top 3 Fall Mushrooms to Harvest

    Top 3 Fall Mushrooms to Harvest

    Double, double toil and trouble … It’s the Halloween season and a witch’s brew is not complete without a moist, edible fall mushroom or two, right? Just kidding. But, guess what? We have an array...

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  • Explore creativity with Schramm Education Center Outdoor Studio series

    Explore creativity with Schramm Education Center Outdoor Studio series

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Schramm Education Center is hosting an Outdoor Studio series at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays that explores creative ways to record nature observations on paper. The one-hour sessions,...

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  • Platte River SP observation tower to close temporarily

    Platte River SP observation tower to close temporarily

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Platte River State Park’s Lincoln Journal Star Observation Tower will close temporarily to the public so it can be painted. Located near Walter Scott Jr. Lodge, the tower will be...

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  • Kayak Kid Essay Competition accepting submissions through Oct. 15

    Kayak Kid Essay Competition accepting submissions through Oct. 15

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Youth are invited to enter the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Kayak Kid Essay Competition for the chance to win an outdoors prize package. The contest requires a handwritten...

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