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Youth Fishing Instructor Workshops

The first of these workshops is only a week away, so I want to spread the word:

Game and Parks will certify youth fishing instructors

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors at workshops in Lincoln and Kearney in the coming months.

Instructors are part of the Youth Fishing Program, a statewide team of volunteers and Game and Parks staff who host educational fishing events. Workshop participants will receive training and tools to conduct youth fishing clinics. These volunteers will have access to Game and Parks’ loaner fishing equipment and educational materials for events. They also will receive program incentives. Instructors are encouraged to volunteer for such Game and Parks programs as Community Fishing Nights and the Outdoor Expos.

Trainings will take place in Lincoln at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St., on Feb. 2, March 29 and April 26 from 2-6 p.m.

Another training is scheduled for May 6 at the Fort Kearny State Historical Park Visitors Center, 1020 V Road, from 6-9 p.m.

Contact Larry Pape at larry.pape@nebraska.gov to register, which is preferred but not required.

If you love to fish and want to give back to the sport and the resources, I would highly recommend that you do this!

I also always say this about our youth fishing instructors:  You are a huge asset, a great help, and there is so much we could not do without you!  This past month I again worked a couple of ice-fishing workshops with a number of our youth fishing instructors.  Once again I was impressed with their knowledge, passion, and willingness to teach others.  They are great folks and we could use more of you!  Get involved!

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About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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