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Commission adopts big game recommendations

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted staff recommendations for 2017 big game hunting seasons at its meeting April 21 in Norfolk. Among the big game changes to Commission orders: — Twenty-six either-sex and 54 doe/fawn antelope permits were added in units in the southern Panhandle. — Three cow elk permits were added in the Ash Creek Unit. — Antlerless-only whitetail permits were reduced in several eastern units. — Permits in southwest units were changed to increase …

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Northeast District Birding Day will be May 16

LINCOLN, Neb. – Birders of all experience levels are invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Northeast District Birding Day on May 16 at Keller Park State Recreation Area (SRA). Flights of birders will depart from the SRA picnic shelter at 5 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Coffee and rolls will be served at 9 a.m. and a lunch will be served at noon for a small fee. Participants should bring binoculars, camera, field guide, insect repellant, …

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Public urged to leave wildlife babies alone

LINCOLN, Neb. – It is natural for some people who see a young wild animal apparently abandoned by its mother to want to rescue it. The correct course of action is to leave it alone. Here are some rules of thumb from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission regarding wildlife babies: — A lone fawn, or other young bird or mammal, may appear to be abandoned or injured, but the mother frequently is off feeding or drinking. Do not move …

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Public may comment on draft plan for monarchs and at-risk pollinators

LINCOLN, Neb. – The public is invited to comment on a draft conservation plan for monarchs and at-risk pollinators in Nebraska. The Nebraska Monarch and Pollinator Initiative has developed a Conservation Strategy for Monarchs and At-risk Pollinators in Nebraska. The purpose of this plan is to collaborate with stakeholders to support populations of monarchs and other at-risk pollinators, as well as their ecological services, in Nebraska. The nation’s eastern population of the monarch butterfly has declined as much as 90 …

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Learn more about birds at Fort Hartsuff SHP on May 6

LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn more about how to feed birds and view them with binoculars at the Birding at the Fort event at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park on May 6. Guest speaker Dave Titterington of Lincoln’s Wild Bird Habitat Store will share his knowledge of the different types of feed and feeders to attract a variety of birds. Amy Hughes of Loup Rivers Scenic Byways will present Binoculars 101. Door prizes and fun bird giveaways will be offered during …

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Southeast District Birding Day set for May 10

LINCOLN, Neb. – Birders of all ages are invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for Southeast District Birding Day on May 10 in the Rainwater Basin wetlands of Seward and York counties. Birders will meet at 7:30 a.m. in Utica at the city park before splitting into groups and hiking sites. Lunch and presentations by speakers will be at 11 a.m. Participants should bring lunch, binoculars, camera, field guide, insect repellant, chair, and appropriate clothing and footwear …

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Celebrate Nebraska Bird Month at statewide birding events

LINCOLN, Neb. – Join fellow bird lovers in celebrating Nebraska Bird Month in May at birding events across the state. Those living in western Nebraska can enjoy a birding hike at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area (SRA) on May 20, as well as an evening of painting birds at Lake McConaughy SRA on May 25. Eastern Nebraska events include a day of bird observation and identification at Indian Cave State Park on May 27, a Mothers’ Day breakfast and bird …

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Survey: 2016 fall turkey hunters overwhelmingly satisfied with Nebraska hunt

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters who took part in Nebraska’s 2016 fall turkey season were overwhelmingly satisfied with the quality of their hunting experience, according to a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission survey. According to the survey, which was open only to 2016 fall turkey hunters, 63 percent were satisfied with their hunting experience. The results are based on 1,114 responses. In addition, most hunters (55 percent) were satisfied with the number of turkeys they saw during the season – particularly …

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Day of fun, educational activities set for April 22 at Ponca SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Get outdoors for a spring day of fun, educational activities for all ages April 22 at Ponca State Park. Take an introductory archery course from 9-11 a.m. using the park’s equipment. Participants must be at least 5 years of age. At 11:30 a.m., Critter Corner will introduce guests to wildlife found along the Missouri River. The beginning fishing clinic from 2-4 p.m. will feature demonstrations on casting and instruction on fish identification and tying knots. Fishing poles …

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Sight-in range being built at Killdeer WMA in Lancaster County

LINCOLN, Neb. – A firearm sight-in range is being built at Killdeer Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County. It is designed as a safe, user-friendly facility to allow hunters an opportunity to sight-in a rifle or handgun. The range will be 100 yards in length. It will include a single steel bench for both left- and right-hand shooters, earthen berms, target holder with additional steel target gongs and sliding steel panels to close the range for safe operation. The range …

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