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Commissioners to Consider Fishing Regulations

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners will consider changes to 2015 fishing regulations when they meet Oct. 23 in Scottsbluff.

The meeting is at 8 a.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 301 W. U.S. Highway 26.

Game and Parks staff will present the commissioners fishing recommendations that include sport fishing, bait collecting and dealers, and aquatic invasive species regulations. Public hearings will be held at 8:45 a.m., 9 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., respectively.

Other public hearings will be held at 8:15 a.m. to consider amendments to bighorn sheep regulations and 8:30 a.m. to consider amendments to area-specific wildlife regulations.

The commissioners also will consider recommendations to acquire a tract of land in Banner County and another in Knox County and designate them as wildlife management areas. Updates will be presented on mountain lions, elk hunting season and the Niobrara River Instream Flow Analysis.

Visit OutdoorNebraska.org to view a full agenda.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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