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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.

Fort Kearny ice-fishing event canceled

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has canceled the Family Ice-Fishing Clinic scheduled for Jan. 20 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area Lake No. 6 near Kearney because of a lack of safe ice. It will not be rescheduled. On Jan. 19, however, the Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host a classroom clinic at Yanney Heritage Park’s Environmental Resource Center in Kearney from 1- 5 p.m. This clinic will feature presentations by some of Nebraska’s top …

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State Habitat Meeting set for Feb. 9 in Kearney

LINCOLN, Neb. – The annual Nebraska State Habitat Meeting, hosted by Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, will be held Feb. 9 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. The meeting, which is open to the public, will include presentations on wildlife, wildlife habitat and education. For more information or to register, visit NebraskaPF.com or call 308-850-8395. Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to …

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Michigan hunter bags trophy mule deer

LINCOLN, Neb. – Michael Dickerson had come up empty in past hunts, but he finally got his Nebraska trophy this past September. Dickerson of Davison, Michigan, now holds the Nebraska record typical mule deer taken by archery. He stalked and shot the deer, which scored 197 4/8, Sept. 10, 2018, on private land in the badlands of northern Sioux County. “It truly was a privilege to have an opportunity at such a great animal,” said Dickerson, 40. Randy Stutheit, Nebraska …

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Learn about Nebraska fisheries management at public informational meetings

LINCOLN, Neb. – Anglers can learn about the status of Nebraska fisheries by attending one of seven public informational meetings this winter. Attendees will hear a presentation by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on current and future projects, aquatic invasive species, regulations, and a fishing forecast. Staff then will answer fisheries-related questions. All meetings will be held from 7-9 p.m. The meeting schedule is: Jan. 21 – Norfolk, Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave. Feb. …

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Commission to consider fees for Schramm Education Center

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider proposed user fees for the new Schramm Education Center when it meets Jan. 18 in Lincoln. Schramm Education Center, built on the site of the former Aksarben Aquarium within Schramm Park State Recreation Area in Sarpy County, will be an interactive, state-of-the-art nature center featuring the state’s river, pond and lake systems. It will open in the spring of 2019. The education center is part of the Venture Parks …

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January outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in January. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. Jan. 1 – First Day Hike, Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA), Doniphan; Indian Cave State Park (SP), Shubert; Ash Hollow State Historical Park (SHP), Lewellen; Platte River SP, Louisville; Wagon Train SRA, Hickman; Chadron SP, Chadron; Eugene T. Mahoney SP, …

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Learn prescribed fire basics at workshops across Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn the basics of safe, effective burning when Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission host prescribed burn training workshops across the state early in 2019. These workshops will provide guidance and instruction for completing safe and effective prescribed fires. Landowners, resource professionals, volunteer fire departments and other interested persons are invited to attend. No prior burn experience is required. Most workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Basic workshops will be held Jan. 17 …

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Jan. 29 workshop for early childhood educators to focus on insects

LINCOLN, Neb. – Early childhood educators interested in incorporating insects into a classroom or after-school program are invited to a free workshop Jan. 29 in Norfolk. Participants will receive a curriculum guide, information on hands-on supplemental activities and background knowledge on basic insect anatomy and life cycles. Educators will also learn how to catch and care for classroom touchable insects. The free event, hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Northern Prairies Land Trust, is scheduled for 6-9 …

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Learn ice-fishing at two on-ice events in January

LINCOLN, Neb. – Anglers can learn the basics of ice-fishing or pick up a few new tips from experienced anglers at three free Family Ice-Fishing clinics in January. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Youth Fishing Program will host two on-ice events – Jan. 12 at Lincoln’s Holmes Lake from 1-4 p.m. and Jan. 20 at Kearney’s Fort Kearny State Recreation Area (SRA) Lake No. 6 from 8 a.m.-noon. Six inches of clear ice must be available at each lake …

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New Farm Bill is good news for conservation in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, more widely known as the Farm Bill, will increase overall funding for conservation programs in Nebraska. “In Nebraska, almost all wildlife habitat – and therefore almost all habitat improvement work – is located on privately owned lands,” said Jim Douglas, director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “The Agricultural Improvement Act will help us do even more work with landowners, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency, and …

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