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Commission to Consider Some Fee Increases at Meeting in Broken Bow

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider proposed fee increases to some permits and stamps when it meets Aug. 18 in Broken Bow. Public hearings for the proposed fee increases will be held at the meeting.

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at the One Box Convention Center in the Cobblestone Inn and Suites, 2750 S. 27th Ave.

Fee increases will be considered for several permits, including hunting, big game, fishing, paddlefish and park, as well as for habitat, aquatic habitat and Nebraska migratory waterfowl stamps. Increases to some issuing and application fees also will be considered.

The commissioners also will consider recommendations:

— for wildlife management area regulations concerning definition of motorized vehicles, use of float tubes, scuba diving and potential area closures;

— to add fur harvest to hunt/fish combination permits for resident deployed military, veterans, and seniors;

— to redefine the process for obtaining a replacement park permit;

— to approve the operating and capital improvement budget request for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019; and

— to allow hunting in some state parks and state historical parks.

In addition, the commissioners will hear a preview of the Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan and a recap of a recent public information meeting for the plan.

Also, Game and Parks staff will give a presentation on the new online interactive Missouri River Outdoor Recreation Access Guide, and the 2016 bighorn sheep lottery permit will be drawn at random.

A complete meeting agenda may be found at: OutdoorNebraska.gov/commissioners.

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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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