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Turkey Down!

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As promised, I have been trying to spend as little time in the office as possible.  Slipped out west for some family celebrations a while back, and while I was out there managed to sneak away for some quiet time with the turkeys. I grew up in North Platte and in those younger days spent a lot of time roaming the loess canyons southeast of town.  I am old enough to tell you that back then there were no turkeys …

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Take ‘Em Bowfishing!

Taking someone new out fishing in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s new fishing challenge doesn’t just apply to hook-and-line angling. Nope. Not by a long shot. Not when there is the action-packed thrills of shooting nongame fish like Asian carp with a bow and arrow to be had in Nebraska waters! Current, avid bowfishers in Nebraska are being encouraged to get others involved in the new and exciting Nebraska fishing challenge called Take ‘Em Fishing, whereby someone new is …

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Holmes Lake Clean-Up

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Want to give some publicity to this event! Holmes Lake Clean Up Family Fishing Day, May 4 at Holmes Lake Park The NEFGA and Inspiring Growth Community, LLC have joined together to bring a community event at Holmes Lake Park starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. With your help, we'll first spend some time gathering up the litter along the lake and adjoining areas. The Nebraska Game and Parks Department Fisheries Division will be on hand with loaner …

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Great Advice!

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There is no doubt spring is the most popular time of year for fishing.  Everyone thinks they are an angler in spring (or at least everyone should think that!).  The spring fever runs high and folks just cannot wait to get on the water and catch some fish.  Problem is with relatively cold water temperatures, the bite can be tougher than hoped for. Walleyes are the fish most preferred by Nebraska anglers, and as a cool-water fish they can be …

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Morels Aren’t the Only Edible Fungus in Spring

Along with finding and picking morel mushrooms, there is another edible wild fungus growing in your moist woodlands that you should know and consider harvesting and making for dinner — the dryad’s saddle. Dryad’s saddle? Say, what? The dryad’s saddle (Polyporus squamosus) , a.k.a., pheasant back’s mushroom, or hawks wing, is a widespread edible wild fungi that is easy to spot beginning in late April and continuing into May. Found east of the Rockies and potentially throughout Nebraska, it is a common basidiomycete bracket fungus …

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Community Fishing Events, 2019

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Simply want to post up the schedule of Family Fishing Events for this year: Actually, I should not call them all “Family Fishing Events”.  Notice the different labeling for different events, we want to have a little different emphasis on these events.  Oh certainly, we want families to come, but it is also more than that.  Also notice some events where we are going to offer an introduction to more specialized fishing techniques. Of course the ever-popular Carp-O-Rama events are …

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Spring in Full Swing

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I usually have a blog post about every year at this time warning that my blogging may become a little more infrequent for a few weeks.  Consider this your notice. You see, spring is in full swing and that means I have fish to catch, turkeys to call, and mushrooms to pick.  Ain’t got time to be sitting at a keyboard writing about it all–gotta do it first! And, one of my kids has a head start on me! Some …

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Walleye Spawn 2019

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I noted a couple of weeks ago that when spring rolls around I actually get outta the office and do a little field work.  Even though the water is cold and the weather can be more wintry than springy, I look forward to it every spring!  One of those activities is the annual collection of walleye eggs that our Nebraska fisheries staff does around the state.  Walleye eggs are collected and fertilized in order to produce the fish needed for …

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Plan To Take ‘Em Fishing

From all indicators, he absolutely loved it! That would describe my young grandson’s first fishing expedition. I loved it, too! So, have you, the avid angler, taken a youth or a newcomer out fishing in the last year or so? Hmmm … Well, let me tell you that there are now more incentives than ever before to introduce someone new or someone who hasn’t been out on the water in a while to the lifestyle of fishing. In fact, the …

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Mussels, NOT “Muscles”, Mussels!

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Going to return to the March 2019 issue of Resource, the Nebraska Environmental Trust monthly newsletter: Restoring Native Mussels to Nebraska – submitted by Dean Rosenthal, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission Freshwater mussels in Nebraska have declined over timein Nebraska’s streams and rivers. Historically 30 specieshave been found in Nebraska waters. Of these 30 species, only 13 species have been identified as somewhat stable. To address this concerning trend, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission began putting in place a …

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