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Hunters should avoid heavy equipment at Straightwater WMA

Hunters are advised to be cautious and avoid heavy equipment performing wetland enhancement work at Straightwater Wildlife Management Area in Seward County in the coming weeks.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission urges the public to stay at least 200 yards from all equipment on the area for their and the equipment operator’s safety. Equipment will be using 378 Road, so hunters are advised to park within existing parking areas.

This project, which is expected to be brief, will improve wildlife habitat and use and recreational opportunities by recovering wetland hydrology and improving wetland conditions.

The project is a joint effort of Game and Parks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nebraska Environmental Trust through the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, and the adjacent landowner.

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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