Home » Jerry Kane

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.

Blair’s Miller Wins 2016 Cornhusker Cup

IMG_4475

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Billy Miller of Blair relied on consistency during a weekend of inconsistent conditions to top the field in the 47th annual Cornhusker Trapshoot on Saturday at the Nebraska Trapshooting Association home grounds. The junior won the Cornhusker Cup by hitting 143 of 150 targets over two days. He hit 72 of 75 at 16 yards Friday on a breezy, but mostly dry, day. Rain soaked the ground overnight and shooters on Saturday were greeted with standing water, …

Read More »

May Outdoor Calendar

ngpc_generic

LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in May: April 30-May 1 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611 May 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 –Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547 May 3 – Women’s Firearm Series: Introduction to Handguns, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-9 p.m., 402-471-6141 May 3, 10, 17 – Outdoor Skills Club, …

Read More »

47th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot Set for April 28-30

ngpc_generic

LINCOLN – The largest field in the history of the Cornhusker Trapshoot will include the defending Cornhusker Cup champion and a strong list of competitors when action begins this week. More than 2,600 shooters are expected to compete in the 47th annual Cornhusker Trapshoot, which will be held April 28-30 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) in Doniphan, Nebraska. Many of the top shooters from 2015 return this year, including defending Cornhusker Cup champion Dean Rodgers …

Read More »

Commission Approves Comprehensive Pheasant Management Plan

ngpc_generic

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted a comprehensive pheasant management plan at its meeting April 22 in Chadron. The goal of the Nebraska Mega Plan for Improving Pheasant Hunting is to produce the best pheasant hunting experiences for the most people over the next five years. Since the first reports in Nebraska around 1900, pheasants have become a fixture of the state’s agricultural and cultural heritage. Hunting is not only a management tool but a tie that …

Read More »

Fort Atkinson Tactical Plan Public Informational Meeting Set for May 11

ngpc_generic

LINCOLN – The Fort Atkinson State Historical Park Tactical Plan will be the topic of a public informational meeting hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on May 11 in Fort Calhoun. The goal of the plan is to implement the vision statement outlined in the plan: “To be a viable tourist destination that offers quality historical interpretation of the westward expansion of the United States and Fort Atkinson’s role in this history, which increases visitation to the Fort …

Read More »

Nebraska Game and Parks Reminds Boaters of Certification Requirement

ngpc_generic

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds Nebraska boaters that any operator of a motorboat or personal watercraft born after Dec. 31, 1985 is required to be certified in boater safety. In addition to successfully completing a boating safety course, the operator must be in possession of a valid certificate. Nonresidents may present a certificate from their state. To bring attention to boating safety, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has declared April as National Take …

Read More »

Statewide Events in May to Help Celebrate Nebraska Bird Month

ngpc_generic

LINCOLN – Bird lovers across the state will be congregating in May in dozens of get-togethers to celebrate International Migratory Bird Month, better known as Nebraska Bird Month. “The goal of Nebraska Bird Month is to help Nebraskans learn about and protect our feathered friends,” said Nebraska Game and Parks wildlife educator Lindsay Rogers. “Public awareness and concern are crucial components of migratory bird conservation.” Several Nebraska state parks and recreational areas will be hosting events: • Ponca State Park, …

Read More »

Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson SHP April 30 and May 1

ngpc_generic

LINCOLN – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on April 30 and May 1. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors are encouraged to interact with volunteers demonstrating period trades such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving. Soap-making and military demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. Living history demonstrations take place periodically throughout the summer and …

Read More »

Southeast District Birding Day Set for May 11 at Burchard WMA

ngpc_generic

LINCOLN – Bird watchers of all ages are invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for Southeast District Birding Day on May 11 at Burchard Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This event is a great opportunity to get into the field, learn a bit about birds and local resource areas, and visit with agency staff and partners. Participants will meet at the WMA parking area at 7:30 a.m. Lunch and presentations are at 11 a.m. Participants should bring binoculars, …

Read More »

BioBlitz Walks on May 14 and 21 to Benefit Wildlife Conservation

ngpc_generic

LINCOLN – Ordinary people become “citizen scientists” during a BioBlitz walk, four of which are being held for the first time in Nebraska this May. During a BioBlitz event, participants find and identify as many species of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms as possible in a specific area. The information collected is passed on to wildlife biologists and conservationists, who use it to track populations of different species. “Participating in these hands-on studies is a fun and exciting way …

Read More »