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Some Updates, May 20, 2019

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Got a couple, three news items I want to call attention to.  These news releases went out last week, want to spread them around some more, especially with the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner.  Boaters and anglers need to know: Access restored to park areas following historic flooding LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has reopened all or portions of several state park areas that were temporarily closed after sustaining damage during March’s historic flood. …

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Take ‘Em Fishing, For You!

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Yes, most of my blogs lately have been about our Take ‘Em Fishing campaign.  I am going to continue that today with a little different twist. . . . An important part of the campaign is getting long-time, avid anglers to take someone fishing.  Most of us got started fishing because someone took us.  For most it was a dad, brother, sister, granddad, grandmother, uncle, cousin, some family member, but it also could have been a friend or acquaintance.  The …

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Hunters, Anglers: Become Bird Watchers!

I am a hunter. I am an angler. I am a bird watcher. I love to watch birds, especially when I am hunting or fishing. I love watching all birds, not just the game birds I hunt. I enjoy viewing them intently and trying to capture some halfway decent photos of them. If you’re a hunter or an angler, you should become a bird watcher. I’ll explain why in a moment. May is a great month to view birds. In …

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Do-It-Yourself Dried Arrangements

Native flowers and plants aren’t just great gardening choices; they also make stunning dried arrangements that are both fun and easy to create. Mary Jane Frogge, a horticulture expert with Nebraska Extension, sat down with me to share the process. The following are her words, edited for length and clarity. – Renae Blum The Process It’s good to collect flowers when they’re at their peak of bloom, so you have nice color. With grasses, the main thing is to pick …

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Everyone Needs a Good Net Man

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Found this posted on the PK Lures FaceBook page.  This is about the worst job you can do netting a fish! Be selective when choosing your net man!PKLure.com#ohno Posted by PK Lures on Thursday, April 18, 2019 That is why everyone needs a good net man! Keep the net out of the water until the fish is ready, don’t rush it. Hold the net in the water and lead the fish into the net, HEAD FIRST! Then and only then, …

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Take ‘Em Fishing, LIVE On-Air!

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I am betting most of you have heard of our Take ‘Em Fishing campaign by now.  If not, let me tell you that the list of prizes is impressive! 2019 Take ‘Em Fishing Prizes Gear Bass Tracker Classic fishing boat — a value of $12,000. Donated by Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation and Bass Pro Shops CampChef stove from Vista Outdoors Lodge cast iron cookware from Vista Outdoors Darin Erstad autographed baseball Lifetime 10-foot Tamarack Angler kayak donated by The Nebraska Fish and Game Association Rod holders donated …

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Late Season Turkey Tips: Gettin’ That Gobbler

We are in the late season for spring wild turkey hunting in Nebraska. Using a baseball analogy, it is the bottom of the 9th inning, your team is behind, the bases are loaded, there two outs and you are up to bat! I don’t think there is any doubt about it, spring turkey hunting late in the season is challenging. However, there are still plenty of gobbles to be heard and birds to be worked plus amazing experiences to be …

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Lower Platte Sandpit State Recreation Areas

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We all know of the extensive flooding that occurred in Nebraska back in March.  Needless to say many folks were impacted and many are still recovering.  That includes fish & wildlife and recreation areas especially State Recreation Areas along the lower Platte River, Fremont Lakes, Two Rivers and Louisville SRA’s.  Progress is being made and some of those areas are starting to re-open: Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area reopen after flooding LINCOLN, Neb. – Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area has …

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