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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.

Learn the basics of handgun shooting in ladies’ introductory series

LINCOLN, Neb. – Women who want to learn how to shoot and increase their knowledge of handguns are invited to attend an introductory handgun series at Platte River State Park in June. Part of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, the Summer Shooting Series features a variety of topics throughout four sessions, including firearm safety, gun handling and range rules. Sessions will be held June 6, 13, 20 and 27, at $15 per class; attendance is required at the first …

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Fish May and June for hot walleye action

LINCOLN, Neb. – May and June are the best months for walleye fishing in Nebraska. Those two months produce more walleyes for anglers than the rest of the year on every walleye water in the state. “Part of the reason for that is that there are more anglers fishing during those months, but they are fishing because they know the walleyes will be biting,” said Daryl Bauer, fisheries outreach program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Walleyes spawn …

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Public invited to Summit Lake SRA public meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host a public meeting to gather input on hunting at Summit Lake State Recreation Area in Burt County on May 15. Currently, approximately 175 acres of the 535-acre area are open to hunting annually beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day. Rifle deer hunting also is permitted at the site. Game and Parks will seek input on the continuation of hunting at his area during the meeting, which will take place …

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Howe wins 2018 Cornhusker Cup

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Hunter Howe of Platte Valley 4-H won a three-way shoot-off to win the Cornhusker Cup as overall champion of the 49th Cornhusker Trapshoot on Saturday. Howe broke 72 of 75 targets and in the handicap at 24-25 yards Saturday before prevailing in a shoot-off. His 72, combined with his 74 shot at 16 yards Friday, gave him a low overall score of 146. Corden Novotny of Oak Creek 4-H was second and Weston Zolck of Blair third. …

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Christiansen perfect in winning two titles at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Max Christiansen of Norris had a perfect day Friday. He broke all 235 targets he shot at and won two championships at the 49th Cornhusker Trapshoot. He won the 16-yard individual title and the high school team crown in the senior high competition. Christiansen hit all 75 targets at 16 yards, then broke 150 straight targets in a shoot-off to eliminate Casey Petersen of Platte Valley 4-H, who took second place. The Norris 1 team of Christiansen, …

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Muff is junior high champion at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Thursday’s opening day of the 49th Cornhusker Trapshoot came down to a duel between two Lincoln shooters. Tanner Muff of Scott Middle School won a shoot-off to win the junior high division championship. Muff and Jacob Uphoff of Mickle Middle School each hit 99 of 100 targets at 16 yards. In the shoot-off, Muff hit 22 of 25 targets and Uphoff hit 21. Elmwood-Murdock 4-H repeated as the ladies team champion, with shooters Katelyn Stewart, Taylor Douglas, …

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Game and Parks accepting 2018 trail grant applications

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting Recreational Trail Program (RTP) grant applications for fiscal year 2018 funding. The RTP is a grant program through the Federal Highway Administration that reimburses political subdivisions, such as communities, counties and natural resources districts, up to 80 percent of project costs for trail acquisition, development, renovation and support facilities. Applicants must have the financial means to undertake and maintain the project and all funding should be on hand. The …

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Papillion-La Vista going for three straight at 49th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot

LINCOLN, Neb. – Papillion-La Vista will be going for its third straight ladies team title this week at the 49th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot on May 3-5 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) in Doniphan. Four of the five shooters from last year’s team return. Madeline Wilson, Zoe Timberlake and Nikayla Lambert were on the past two winning teams for Papillion-La Vista. Coco White also returns from last year’s squad. The Cornhusker Trapshoot is open nationwide to …

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Increased liquidated damages for game law violations

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law a measure that increases liquidated damages levied against persons who violate certain Nebraska game laws by killing, possessing or selling wildlife illegally. Liquidated damages are assessed by the courts that are in addition to fines imposed for violating the game law. These monies from liquidated damages then are returned to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and credited to the Game Fund. LB 1008, which was introduced by Sen. Bruce …

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Nebraskans encouraged to celebrate birds throughout May

LINCOLN, Neb. – This year marks the 100th anniversary of the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This legislation protects migrating birds such as hawks, shorebirds and songbirds, to name a few. This historic Act has allowed for once dwindling populations of numerous bird species birds to rebound through sound land management, hunting regulations and conservation measures. “Today, we know Nebraska plays a critical role on an international scale for migratory birds that have no borders, and it is our responsibility, …

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