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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.

Commission approves 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting recommendations

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons at its meeting April 20 in Kearney. Commissioners approved staff recommendations to increase deer permits and bonus antlerless-only whitetail tags in several management units to stabilize populations. For antelope management units, an additional 39 either-sex permits and 390 doe/fawn permits were approved. An additional 78 bull elk and 267 antlerless elk permits were approved to reduce elk populations in many elk …

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Big Game Society to auction elk tag, combo permit May 20

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A bull elk tag and a multispecies combination permit will be auctioned off by the Nebraska Big Game Society on May 20 in Lincoln. The 10th Annual NBGS Meeting and Auction will be held at Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 O St. Residents are eligible for the bull elk tag. Residents and nonresidents are eligible for the combination permit. The elk tag auction high bidder will receive a bull elk tag valid in any elk management unit during …

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Consider selective harvest of fish through catch and release

By Daryl Bauer Nebraska Game and Parks Commission LINCOLN, Neb. – Catch and release is an established and important part of modern fishing. Sure, harvesting some of the fish we catch should be a part of our fishing experience. However, our fisheries are managed for recreational fishing, and if you are just fishing for a meal, well, the grocery store likely would be a cheaper way to get your fish. In some cases, catch and release is mandated by regulations; …

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Conservation officer featured in April’s Conservation Career Chat

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on April 21 in its series of virtual Conservation Career Chats. Conservation Officer Travis Shepler will be featured. Shepler will discuss the challenges he has faced in the field, how he got started in this career, and advice for anyone interested in being an officer. During the chat, the public will be encouraged to ask questions relating to the career field. The series is held via Zoom on the third …

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Bighorn sheep lottery applications begin April 19

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2021 bighorn sheep lottery permit beginning April 19. The application period ends Aug. 6, and the permit will be drawn later that month. A $29 nonrefundable application fee must accompany each application. Only Nebraska residents are eligible for the lottery. Apply at a Nebraska Game and Parks office or at OutdoorNebraska.org. The 2021 bighorn sheep season is Nov. 30 – Dec. 22, 2021.

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Hunters Helping the Hungry surveying deer meat processors

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Hunters Helping the Hungry program is surveying meat processors that take deer in order to improve the delivery of the program to the public. Processors may request a survey by calling 402-471-5430 or emailing teresa.lombard@nebraska.gov. Survey responses are requested by April, 30, 2021. The HHH program is funded solely by tax-deductible contributions. Each year the program invites deer processors to apply, and contracts with selected lockers to accept donated deer from hunters. The ground venison produced …

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Nebraska Game and Parks to offer Pollinators and Paperbacks educator workshop

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in investigating ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful lessons during the virtual Pollinators and Paperbacks educator workshop April 27. This free workshop, designed for preschool aged formal and informal educators and daycare providers, will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. Central time. Participants will receive pollinator-related, science-focused lessons, literature books and two hours of approved in-service. Registration can …

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Commission to consider deer, antelope and elk hunting recommendations

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons when it meets April 20 in Kearney. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. in the North Loper Room of the Holiday Inn, 110 2nd Ave. A public hearing is scheduled for proposed amendments to Commission orders pertaining to season dates, bag limits, permit quantities and areas open for deer, antelope and elk hunting. Staff will recommend deer permit increases …

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New anglers, do you have everything you need?

By Jerry Kane Nebraska Game and Parks Commission LINCOLN, Neb. – Consider this scenario: You are an angler new to the sport and go out fishing on your own. You have a license, rod-and-reel combo and some tackle. What else do you need? Depending on the regulations of the lake, an angler has two choices to consider when fishing: to keep some fish, or to release fish. To harvest, or to catch and release are decisions that play a role …

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Lincoln families encouraged to participate in Speaker Series, City Nature Challenge

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LINCOLN, Neb. – As part of the upcoming Lincoln City Nature Challenge, Lancaster County families are encouraged to participate in the virtual City Nature Challenge Speaker Series in April. Participants can join local experts to learn more about the City Nature Challenge, how to use the free iNaturalist app to participate, and get excited about frogs, birds, spiders, fungus and more. To register for part or all of the Speaker Series, visit outdoornebraska.gov/citynaturechallenge. The schedule, including speakers and times in …

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