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  • Christmas Bird Count at Ponca State Park set for Dec. 14

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Bird-watchers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count at Ponca State Park on Dec. 14. Members of the Loess Hills Audubon Society...

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  • Fall in Review, 2018

    Fall in Review, 2018

    I have already suggested some things to do during this “‘tweener time” while we wait for safe ice.  Naturally, one thing we like to do as anglers is reminisce about past trips, past successes, big...

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  • Frozen Art

    Frozen Art

    Snowflake Photography with Don Komarechka Don Komarechka is a connoisseur of snowflakes. Give him a random snowflake, and he’ll probably have a pretty good idea of how and why it likely formed,...

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  • Ice Fishing: Search for the Heydey

    Ice Fishing: Search for the Heydey

    Ice fisherman Don Cox reflects on 25 years of fishing through the ice Don Cox of Mullen clearly remembers 28 years ago. He was at Pelican Lake on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge ice-fishing...

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  • Hasenpfeffer – German Rabbit Stew

    Hasenpfeffer – German Rabbit Stew

    A forgotten family recipe When I was growing up, once a year my family would shoot a few rabbits while hunting pheasant and quail. The following weekend, using the rabbits, Mom would undertake...

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  • The Red Crossbill

    The Red Crossbill

    A distinctive finch with an unusual beak The red crossbill is a distinctive finch whose crooked beak usually catches one’s attention. Rather than being a deformity, the odd beak is an adaptation...

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  • Flying Squirrel

    Flying Squirrel

    Nebraska’s Threatened and Endangered Species In spring 2004, I was attending a National Association of Interpretation certification and training program as a naturalist. The daily workshops were...

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  • Winter magic shows coming to Mahoney State Park

    Correction: This corrects the times of the shows in the last sentence of the fourth paragraph. LINCOLN, Neb. – A new kind of entertainment is coming to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park this winter –...

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  • Ice Safety Reminder, Again!

    Ice Safety Reminder, Again!

    I am not going to pretend to know when we will have safe ice.  If I did know, I would still tell you that it is up to YOU to be sure that it is safe every time you walk on the ice.  I am not going...

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  • Winter Activities Abound

    Winter Activities Abound

    It’s December. Snow has fallen. It’s winter for all practical purposes. There is a no need to be a couch potato this time of year staying cozy by the fire for hours or binge watching a preferred...

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  • Big game meetings scheduled across Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters and landowners are encouraged to offer their feedback on big game issues during the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s public informational meetings this winter. Meetings...

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  • Christmas at the Cody’s

    Christmas at the Cody’s

    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The annual Christmas at the Cody’s will take place in Dec. at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park in North Platte. Every year many area organizations and volunteers...

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  • Time to get Psyched!

    Time to get Psyched!

    I am not going to tell you when we are going to have safe ice.  I learned a long time ago that you cannot point to a day on the calendar and say that will be when you can start ice fishing.  You...

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  • Family Bird Count set for Lake Minatare

    MINATARE, Neb. — The public is invited to attend a special birdwatching event at Scout’s Rest Campground of Lake Minatare State Recreation Area. The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and the...

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  • Fire officials plan to begin burning piles

    CHADRON, Neb. — Beginning Monday, Dec. 3, and as weather allows over the next few weeks, fire officials in forested areas of the northern Panhandle plan to burn slash piles. Both the Pine Ridge...

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  • Adventure Report:  Thanksgiving Combo

    Adventure Report: Thanksgiving Combo

    Took an extra day off over the long Thanksgiving holiday and missed the weather and bad roads coming home.  Need to catch up with another blog post. . . . I “called my shot” a bit last week...

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  • Regulation Reminders for Waterfowl Hunters

    Regulation Reminders for Waterfowl Hunters

    The holiday season is upon us and it’s filled with many hunting traditions as family and friends get together, especially in waterfowl hunting blinds. For most of us, hunting is about much more...

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  • ‘Tweener Time!

    ‘Tweener Time!

    You all know I love to fish, year-round, love it all.  I love to ice fish, but have to admit my fall was really good this year and I hate to see it come to an end (updates and pictures coming in...

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  • Preliminary deer harvest lower than last year

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Preliminary deer harvest in Nebraska is 5 percent behind last year’s pace. From Sept. 1 through Nov. 26, there were 47,532 deer checked, compared to 49,923 in 2017. Mule deer buck...

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  • December outdoor calendar

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

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