LINCOLN, Neb. – Ten anglers took home outdoor prizes in the first round of prize drawings for the Take ’em Fishing challenge, sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and partners who have donated prizes.
Anglers answered the challenge to take a new or lapsed angler fishing with them, for the chance at a range of prizes. To date, more than 700 photos of fishing trips have been submitted for contest entries.
The winners are:
Russell Banzhaf, Lincoln – Fishing pole and tackle kit
David Burkhalter, Elsie – Alps Outdoors crosshair camp chairs and Camp Chef cooking iron
Nicole Enevoldsen, Lincoln – Three-night state park stay
Jacob Hrabik, La Vista – Kearney Archway passes
Colby Klahn, Doniphan – Kearney Archway passes
Bob Koneck-Wilcox, Omaha – DAB guided fishing tour
Dion Menking, Fremont – Vista Outdoors Camp Chef camper stove
Michael Miller, Lincoln – Kearney Archway passes
Bryce Standley, Seward –$100 Scheels gift card
John Vrtiska, Cedar Creek – $50 Scheels gift card
“Having a healthy, growing population of anglers in Nebraska provides tremendous benefits for the state, its wildlife and people,” said Nebraska Game and Parks Director Jim Douglas. “It is exciting to see such a response to Take ’em Fishing. We encourage anyone who loves to fish to take the pledge and help us encourage more people to discover fishing and keep this tradition alive and well in Nebraska.”
There is still a plenty of time to participate. Many resources to help you plan a fishing trip can be found at OutdoorNebraska.org, including a map of places to fish and a schedule of community fishing nights statewide where certified volunteers and equipment are provided.
Game and Parks will continue drawing prizes weekly through Sept. 15. The winner of the grand prize, a Bass Tracker Classic fishing boat, will be announced at the Missouri River Outdoor Expo in September. To learn more about Take ’em Fishing and sign up, visit Outdoornebraska.org/takeemfishing.