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Commission approves 2022 big game hunting recommendations

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for 2022 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons at its meeting April 28 at Niobrara State Park. Commissioners approved staff recommendations that will help the agency manage big game populations at socially acceptable levels, address declining mule deer populations in some areas of the state, and maintain resident access to hunting permits. Adopted changes to Commission orders pertaining big game hunting include: adding the Pine Ridge deer management unit into the Mule …

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Prepare for, participate in City Nature Challenge

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Join in two opportunities to learn about and participate in the Norfolk-Madison County City Nature Challenge, an effort to document nature and wildlife in urban places. On Friday, April 29, Jamie Bachmann, wildlife educator with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, will teach participants how to make wildlife observations in iNaturalist, a free app used for the global challenge. The session is 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the southwest side of Skyview Lake, Norfolk. On Saturday, April 30, join local naturalists …

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Southeast state parks seek seasonal workers

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hiring immediately for seasonal jobs at its state park areas, including the Venture Park region of the Platte River. Openings are for a variety of positions across the state. All experience levels are welcome. The Venture Parks are Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks, as well as Louisville and Schramm Park state recreation areas. Opportunities include lifeguard at Mahoney, Platte River and Louisville, and guest services, preparing accommodations in modern cabins …

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Northeast state parks seek seasonal workers

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hiring immediately for seasonal jobs at its state park areas, including northeastern Nebraska parks, for a variety of positions. All experience levels are welcome. Several park areas in northeastern Nebraska have hiring opportunities for housekeeping and groundskeeping staff. The hiring rate for these seasonal positions has been increased 33%, starting at $12 an hour, and additional growth opportunities are available. These positions offer hands-on training in an engaging park environment, where workers can …

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Fort Kearny, state parks seeking seasonal workers

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hiring immediately for seasonal jobs at its state park areas, including Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. Openings are for a variety of positions across the state. All experience levels are welcome. Fort Kearny’s hiring opportunities include groundskeeping, visitor center staff and booth staff. The hiring rate for these seasonal positions has been increased 33%, starting at $12 an hour, and additional growth opportunities are available. These positions offer hands-on training in an engaging …

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Lake Mac, state parks seeking seasonal workers

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hiring immediately for seasonal jobs at its state park areas, including Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area. Openings are for a variety of positions across the state. All experience levels are welcome. Lake McConaughy has hiring opportunities for office staff, groundskeeping, security and kiosk staff. The hiring rate for these seasonal positions has been increased 33%, starting at $12 an hour, and additional growth opportunities are available. These positions offer hands-on training in an …

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Fort Robinson, state parks seeking seasonal workers 

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hiring immediately for seasonal jobs at its state park areas, including Fort Robinson State Park. Openings are for a variety of positions across the state. All experience levels are welcome. Fort Robinson is hiring restaurant staff as well as wranglers for horseback rides. The hiring rate for these seasonal positions has been increased 33%, starting at $12 an hour, and additional growth opportunities are available. These positions offer hands-on training in an engaging …

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Game and Parks names Fields Parks Division administrator

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Nebraska Game and Parks has selected Jeff Fields as the agency’s new Parks Division administrator. Fields, a native of Tilden, Nebraska, began his new duties April 11. Fields came to the agency in 1992, working as a seasonal employee for the Resource Services Division. After working in law enforcement and park management in Iowa for several years, he returned to Game and Parks in 1998 to serve as superintendent of Ponca State Park. In 2017, he became the regional park …

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Help document urban wildlife by participating in City Nature Challenge

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Nebraskans of all ages are invited to participate in the City Nature Challenge, a global event to find and document urban wildlife. The challenge, which is April 29 to May 8, is a chance to look for nature in urban areas and learn about the animal and plant life discovered there. Using the free iNaturalist app, participants will photograph wildlife and upload their observations to the app between April 29-May 2. They’ll then help identify observations between May 3-8. Wildlife …

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Temporary campfire ban continues in Nebraska state parks 

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The temporary ban on campfires remains in effect at central and western Nebraska state parks as drought conditions have triggered extreme fire danger. Additional parks may be added if drought conditions persist. Because of regularly changing conditions, guests should call park areas prior to arrival to determine whether a fire ban is in effect. Parks will make determinations by working with local emergency managers and fire departments. Those recreating in areas where campfires are allowed should use extreme caution and …

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