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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.

Carp removal to take place at Johnson Lake this week

LINCOLN, Neb. – Residents and visitors of Johnson Lake should be aware of a seining operation this week to remove common carp from the lake. Johnson Lake Development Inc. has hired Jeff Riedemann, a commercial seine operator from Cambridge, Minnesota, to deploy a seine from a boat to capture and remove carp from the south-central Nebraska lake. Any seined game fish must be immediately released unharmed back into the water. The seining operation, which should not last more than a …

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Public invited to Fort Atkinson design charrette open house May 18

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host an open house in Fort Calhoun on May 18 to take public input on the design charrette for Fort Atkinson State Historical Park. The open house will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Calhoun Fire Hall, 602 N. 14th St. The design charrette, a planning session where citizens and stakeholders collaborate on the vision of a development project, will take place May 17 and 18. It will …

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Christiancy wins 2017 Cornhusker Cup

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Trent Christiancy of Young Guns 4-H of Hildreth ruled the field Saturday in the senior high competition of the 48th Cornhusker Cup. His handicap score of 74 of 75 was the day’s best. Combined with the 73 he shot at 16 yards on Friday, it propelled him to the Cornhusker Cup with a 147. Blair’s Weston Zolck finished second overall at 145 after taking second Friday at 16 yards. Christiancy finished sixth overall last year, and was …

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Lincoln Pius’ Alberts wins 16-yard title at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Friday’s senior high school 16-yard competition in the 48th Cornhusker Trapshoot was just a warmup for the top two finishers. In the end, Trevin Alberts of Lincoln Pius X came out on top. Alberts broke all 75 of his targets, then hit 174 of 175 targets to survive nine challengers in a shoot-off to win the title. He edged Weston Zolck of Blair, who earlier shot a 75 before breaking 173 of 175 in the shoot-off. The …

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Steuben is junior high champion at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Thursday was a two-trophy day for Brock Steuben. He was the overall individual champion and was part of the winning 4-H team during the junior high competition in the 48th Cornhusker Trapshoot. Steuben, of Blue River 4-H, hit 98 of 100 targets at 16 yards, and then defeated Lincoln Lux Middle School’s Dalton Jirsa, who also shot 98, in a shoot-off. Steuben was joined by Austin Lorenz, Collyn Brummett, Brennen Stones and Eli Friesen on Blue River’s …

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48th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot Set for May 4-6

LINCOLN, Neb. – A record 2,700 students are expected to compete in the 48th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot May 4-6 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) in Doniphan, Nebraska. “This great, family-friendly shoot is the largest youth event in the state,” said Shoot Director Terry Brentzel of Oshkosh. “Parents, grandparents and siblings come out in force to support their shooters. It’s fun time for all, with a state fair atmosphere.” Competition will take place in individual and …

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Join Citizen Science Series in Norfolk

LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Citizen Science Series and help contribute to scientific understanding. This series of workshops will take place at the northeast district office of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 2201 N. 13th St., Norfolk. Each workshop will begin with an instructional segment before heading outdoors to make observations. The series topics and dates are: eBird – May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This is an online real-time checklist measuring …

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Free Fishing and Park Entry Day is May 20

LINCOLN, Neb. – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 20. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day. Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations. Camping, lodging …

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Hunters Helping the Hungry program continues to grow

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska’s Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) program continues to grow, as 2016 saw a 23 percent increase in the number of deer donated. Established in 2012 by the Nebraska Legislature, HHH is a program that provides ground venison to Nebraskans in need. It allows hunters to donate whole field-dressed deer at participating meat processors, food pantries and other charitable organizations. In 2016, a record 528 hunters participated, and Nebraskans received more than 28,000 pounds of venison. The …

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Calamus SRA campground has new shower house

LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to Calamus State Recreation Area will find a new shower house in the Valley Vue Campground. The amenity was built as part of a deferred maintenance project. Vehicles entering the area must have a park entry permit. Permits are available at OutdoorNebraska.org, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offices, and at the park office. Calamus, a popular fishing and camping destination, is located 5 miles northwest of Burwell in Loup County. For more information, call the park …

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