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  • How Many?

    How Many?

    Got a chuckle out of this new Hank Patterson video this week: Now I will be the first to admit that since I was a grade school kid I have kept a log of all of my fishing trips, species, numbers,...

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  • Former Game and Parks Commissioner and his family receive national recognition for conservation stewardship

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies has awarded a Nebraska family the prestigious Private Lands Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award. The award was given to the Forney...

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  • Pelican Renovation

    Pelican Renovation

    I was outta the office a week or so ago to help do some field work.  I got to help with some work on one of my favorite waters in one of my favorite parts of the state–Pelican Lake on the...

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  • Riverview Marina State Recreation Area reopens after flooding

    LINCOLN, Neb. — Riverview Marina State Recreation Area (SRA), which is located along the Missouri River in Otoe County, has reopened to the public. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission...

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  • Fighting the Fear Factor of Foraging for Fall Fungi

    Fighting the Fear Factor of Foraging for Fall Fungi

    Tell someone you hunt mushrooms in the fall, and they’ll utter phrases like: “Are you crazy, do you really know what you’re picking?” “Why do you want to do that, aren’t you scared that you might...

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  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Omaha office remains closed for repairs

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Omaha office of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission remains closed for repairs. The office, located at 8495 Frederick St., was damaged when a business in the same shopping...

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  • Sept. 22 proclaimed National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska

    Sept. 22 proclaimed National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley honored the state’s hunters and anglers on Monday during a ceremony in which he proclaimed Sept. 22 National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska. For...

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  • Nebraska Fishing

    Nebraska Fishing

    Many years ago when I was going to school training to be a pointy-headed fish biologist, I never dreamed I would be doing what I am doing now.  Yes, I am referring to blogging, communicating,...

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  • Willow Creek, Rockford lakes on health alert

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County and Rockford Lake in Gage County remain on health alert. During water testing earlier this week, the Nebraska Department of Environmental...

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  • Need Some Craft Eyes

    Need Some Craft Eyes

    I originally heard this story on a radio station, then found it making the rounds on the inter-webs: Market Shut Down for Putting Googly Eyes on Fish To Make It Look “Fresher” Apparently, after...

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  • Many activities set for Halloween in the Hollow

    LEWELLEN, Neb. – Ash Hollow State Historical Park invites the public to celebrate with the “ghosts of the Oregon Trail” during Halloween in the Hollow on Saturday, Oct. 27. The annual event, a...

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  • New boat launch opening at Box Butte Reservoir

    New boat launch opening at Box Butte Reservoir

    HEMINGFORD, Neb. — Construction is wrapping up for the upgraded boat launch facility at Box Butte State Recreation Area and its new ramp is expected to be open for this weekend’s visitors. Husker...

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  • Hunters may enter lottery for deer hunting access on the Central Platte River

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters may enter a lottery to gain deer hunting access to Platte River Recreation Access (PRRA) lands in the central Platte River Valley. According to the Nebraska Game and Parks...

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  • Grouse and Chickens – First Leg of My Upland Slam

    Grouse and Chickens – First Leg of My Upland Slam

    Upland game hunting and Nebraska are words that go together like a campfire and good friends.  The upland slam is on the minds of many hunters this year as they start making plans for the field...

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  • September Cast and Blast

    September Cast and Blast

    If you have followed my blog for awhile, you know that I believe the best open-water fishing of the year is upon us right now.  I love fall fishing.  I have touted the many reasons I love fishing...

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  • Weight of catfish Walter correctly guessed

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Logan Maring and Wesley Beavers know their catfish. Each correctly guessed the exact weight of Walter, the flathead catfish, in a contest by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission...

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  • West entrance to Yankee Hill WMA open again

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The west entrance to Yankee Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Lancaster County has reopened now that high water has receded. Heavy rains last week had flooded the WMA’s...

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  • Memphis Lake boat ramp closed temporarily

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The boat ramp at Memphis Lake in Saunders County is closed temporarily because of low water. The lake has been drawn down to facilitate a wetland restoration project, and large...

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  • Clean, Drain, and Dry Reminder

    Clean, Drain, and Dry Reminder

    The Seven Fish guys teamed up with one of our fisheries biologists to do a video on what EVERY boater should do when taking their boat out of EVERY body of water: That is a great reminder, and...

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  • Fall Wild Turkey Hunting 101: Tips For Beginners From The Experts

    Fall Wild Turkey Hunting 101: Tips For Beginners From The Experts

    Wild turkey hunting isn’t just a hobby for some of us, it is a passion. There is so much more to fall wild turkey hunting than just traipsing through the woods hoping to get a shot at a bird. From...

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