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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.

WILD About Mammals educator workshop Feb. 15 in Hastings

LINCOLN, Neb. – Educators seeking ways to incorporate mammals into their curriculum are encouraged to attend a free workshop Feb. 15 in Hastings. Participants in the WILD About Mammals workshop will explore different topics that meet Nebraska standards regarding mammals. The workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. the Hastings Museum, 1330 N. Burlington Ave. Topics will include food chains/food webs, adaptations and characteristics, habitats, anatomy, life cycles, etc. Contact Monica Macoubrie at monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov for more information or …

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New Trout Slam showcases Nebraska’s trout fishing opportunities

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission challenges anglers to catch all four species of trout available in Nebraska and earn recognition for doing so through the new Nebraska Trout Slam. Beginning in spring 2018, anglers who catch all four species of trout – rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat – can earn a certificate, pin and bragging rights. “Nebraska’s cool-water streams and the great trout fishing opportunities they provide are one of the state’s best-kept secrets,” said Nebraska …

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Tax check-off benefits wildlife, habitat conservation

LINCOLN, Neb. – Tax season provides a unique opportunity for Nebraskans to contribute to wildlife and habitat conservation. The Nebraska state income tax form allows individuals to donate all or a part of their tax refund to the Wildlife Conservation Fund, which is used to maintain adequate habitat and healthy populations of wildlife across the state, particularly those that are rare, endangered or threatened. Tax refund donations have helped many species over the years including river otters, monarch butterflies, swift …

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Game and Parks seeks information on Scotts Bluff County wanton waste case

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking information on illegally dumped waterfowl southwest of Melbeta in Scotts Bluff County. It is believed that the carcasses of 52 Canada geese and 33 ducks were thrown into a waterway southwest of Melbeta late last week. The violation was reported to Game and Parks law enforcement over the weekend. There was no attempt to salvage any of the meat on any of the birds. Anyone who intentionally abandons an …

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Learn future of Nebraska fisheries management at public informational meetings

LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn about the future of fisheries management in Nebraska at a series of public informational meetings with winter. The meetings will begin with an overview of the 2018 fishing forecast, an update on special projects, and a report of potential regulation changes. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staff then will receive feedback and answer questions. All meetings will be held from 7-9 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. The meeting schedule is: Jan. 29 – Kearney, Public Library, 2020 …

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Public invited to Project Feeder Watch on Feb. 3 in Plainview

LINCOLN, Neb. – Adults, youth and bird lovers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to attend Project Feeder Watch on Feb. 3 in Plainview. This hands-on learning experience starts at 10 a.m. at Plainview Public Library, 209 N. Pine St. Project Feeder Watch is a citizen science project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Citizen science is a way for the public to contribute to the scientific understanding of the natural world. Participants of this free workshop, which …

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Citizen science workshop for educators is March 3 in Omaha

LINCOLN, Neb. – Educators of younger students are invited to participate in a citizen science workshop March 3 in Omaha. The 12:30 p.m. workshop will be held at the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, 8901 S. 154th St. Citizen science in the classroom provides opportunities for students to participate in real scientific investigations. Citizen science can inspire students to create meaningful connections to the natural world and help scientists gather data and monitor or interpret results to produce relevant research. …

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February outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) events and important dates in February. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. Feb. 3 – Birds and Binoculars, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), Ashland Feb. 3 – Badger Day, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering Feb. 3-11 – White-fronted goose hunting season Feb. 5 – Fisheries public informational meeting, Northeast Community College, …

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Commission’s revised agenda includes mountain lion population research update

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has revised the agenda for its Jan. 19 meeting at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland for the addition of an update on mountain lion population research. The hunter orange update and other items have been moved to the Jan. 18 informational meeting. The Jan. 18 meeting begins at 1 p.m. and Jan. 19 meeting starts at 8 a.m. Both meetings are at Riverview Lodge. In addition, the Commission will …

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Mallard die-off in Scotts Bluff County caused by pneumonia

LINCOLN, Neb. – Pneumonia caused a die-off of approximately 300 mallards in Scotts Bluff County due to a fungal infection known as Aspergillus fumigatus. The National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis., confirmed the disease to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Jan. 12 after necropsies were performed on six carcasses. A hunter first made the discovery of dead mallards Jan. 7 along a 2- to 3-mile stretch of Ninemile Creek, which is located just east of Lake Minatare. …

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