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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.

Safety should be top priority for firearm deer hunters

LINCOLN, Neb. – The November firearm deer season is one of the most anticipated times of the year for Nebraska hunters. Remaining safe during the Nov. 16-24 season should be their top priority. “While hunting remains one of the safest activities, there are always a few key things to consider while afield,” Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Hunter Education Coordinator Jackson Ellis said. — Always keep the rifle muzzle pointed in a safe direction, with safety on, and finger off …

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Remember Pearl Harbor at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to Fort Atkinson State Historical Park can see a special “Remember Pearl Harbor!” exhibit Dec. 4-8. The exhibit, which includes a documentary video, can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Admittance to the Visitor Center is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 3-12. Contact the park for more information at 402-468-5611. Fort Atkinson is located seven blocks east of U.S. Highway 75 near Fort Calhoun. A park entry …

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Officers searching for man after boat capsizes

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officers are searching for a man who fell out of a boat on Sherman County Reservoir on Nov. 8. Two men on a duck hunt were traveling across the lake in a boat when it capsized, throwing both into the water. One man swam to a nearby cabin and called for help. Officers are searching for the other man, whose named has not been released, pending notification of family. An investigation …

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Vintage clothing exhibit ‘Enchant’ on display at Ash Hollow SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Each Saturday and Sunday in November, guests at Ash Hollow State Historical Park can view a high-end vintage clothing exhibit, “Enchant,” featuring handmade beadwork and embroidery. The clothing line extends from the 1880s to the 1980s and is an interactive, hands-on presentation that invites guests to touch and feel the craftsmanship of the garment. “Garden County has a long standing tradition of dressmaking and dressmakers,” Park Superintendent Tamara Cooper said. “Many of the items and dresses were …

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Game and Parks reminds pet owners to be vigilant against coyotes

LINCOLN, Neb. – Owners of small pets are reminded to be vigilant to protect them from possible coyote encounters. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission suggests people should haze coyotes away whenever possible to keep them wild and afraid of humans. The following steps will help keep pets safe: — Do not approach or feed a coyote or other wildlife. — Do not leave pet food outside. — Keep pets on a leash, and do not let them roam at …

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Landowners planning prescribed burns encouraged to put in firebreaks this fall

LINCOLN, Neb. – Now is a good time to put in firebreaks to be used during prescribed burns, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “We want landowners to conduct their prescribed fires in a safe manner, so getting your firebreaks in place in the fall, ahead of any burns in the spring or in the non-growing season, is the best practice,” said Scott Luedtke, Game and Parks’ Habitat Partners Section southeast district manager. “Late season haying is a …

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Firearm deer season hunters reminded to locate check stations

LINCOLN, Neb. – Those who plan to hunt the November firearm deer season are reminded to locate a check station ahead of their hunt. There have been several changes to the list of available check stations since last season. Firearm deer hunters and archers harvesting deer during the Nov. 16-24 firearm season must deliver their deer to a check station no later than 1 p.m. on the day following the close of the season. The following are changes to the …

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Firearm deer season opens Nov. 16

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska’s firearm deer season is Nov. 16-24, giving individuals an opportunity to share a hunt with family or friends. “We should have another great firearm deer season in Nebraska,” said Luke Meduna, big game program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “With plenty of permits available and excellent deer numbers, there are great hunting opportunities for all ages. Go out with your friends and family and stay safe.” The Commission has the following reminders for …

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Game and Parks to sample deer for CWD in six units during 2019 firearm season

LINCOLN, Neb. – Samples to be tested for chronic wasting disease (CWD) will be collected at check stations in northeast, central and northwest Nebraska during the November firearm deer hunting season. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staff will collect lymph nodes from select harvested deer during the Nov. 16-24 season from the Pine Ridge, Plains, Missouri, Elkhorn, Loup East and Calamus East units. Additionally, Game and Parks will accept voluntary samples from any hunter who harvests an elk in 2019. …

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Hunters take to the field on pheasant opener

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters from around the country returned to rural Nebraska on the weekend of Oct. 26-27 for the pheasant and quail season opener. Hunter activity was highest on opening day and most effort subsided by midday on both Saturday and Sunday. Across the state, hunters were greeted with pleasant conditions and temperatures in the 70s on opening day. That all changed Saturday night with the passage of a cold front, which brought low wind chills and some ice. …

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