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Ashland’s Johansson Wins 16-Yard Title at Cornhusker Trapshoot

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DONIPHAN, Neb. – Maxwell Johansson of the Ashland 4-H trap team was the winner in 16-yard targets in the senior high division of the 47th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot on Friday. He shot a perfect score of 75 and then won a shoot-off against two competitors. Riley Ross of Grand Island and Brandon Kreikemeier of Omaha Creighton Prep also shot 75s and finished second and third, respectively. North Platte’s Zack Krzyzanowski, the two-time defending champion at 16 yards, shot a 73 …

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Spellman No Stranger to Cornhusker Trapshoot

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DONIPHAN, Neb. – Maddy Spellman is no stranger to the Cornhusker Trapshoot. She has competed in the annual event for a few years now. Thursday was a first for her. It was the first time the 13-year-old has competed in the event shooting from a wheelchair. Spellman, who has been shooting since a young age, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia six years ago. She has undergone chemotherapy, radiation treatment and a stem cell transplant. But since last …

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Several State Park Areas to Receive Recycled-Tire Picnic Tables

LINCOLN – Several Nebraska state park areas will receive picnic tables made of recycled tires, thanks in part to a grant. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has received a grant from the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program administered by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality for the purchase of 155 picnic tables made from 25 percent recycled tire material. “The purpose of the grant is to provide park areas with picnic tables that use scrap tire product …

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May Outdoor Calendar

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LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in May: April 30-May 1 – Living History, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun, 402-468-5611 May 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 –Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex open, Platte River SP, Louisville, 402-471-5547 May 3 – Women’s Firearm Series: Introduction to Handguns, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-9 p.m., 402-471-6141 May 3, 10, 17 – Outdoor Skills Club, …

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47th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot Set for April 28-30

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LINCOLN – The largest field in the history of the Cornhusker Trapshoot will include the defending Cornhusker Cup champion and a strong list of competitors when action begins this week. More than 2,600 shooters are expected to compete in the 47th annual Cornhusker Trapshoot, which will be held April 28-30 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) in Doniphan, Nebraska. Many of the top shooters from 2015 return this year, including defending Cornhusker Cup champion Dean Rodgers …

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Commission Approves Comprehensive Pheasant Management Plan

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted a comprehensive pheasant management plan at its meeting April 22 in Chadron. The goal of the Nebraska Mega Plan for Improving Pheasant Hunting is to produce the best pheasant hunting experiences for the most people over the next five years. Since the first reports in Nebraska around 1900, pheasants have become a fixture of the state’s agricultural and cultural heritage. Hunting is not only a management tool but a tie that …

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Fort Atkinson Tactical Plan Public Informational Meeting Set for May 11

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LINCOLN – The Fort Atkinson State Historical Park Tactical Plan will be the topic of a public informational meeting hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on May 11 in Fort Calhoun. The goal of the plan is to implement the vision statement outlined in the plan: “To be a viable tourist destination that offers quality historical interpretation of the westward expansion of the United States and Fort Atkinson’s role in this history, which increases visitation to the Fort …

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Nebraska Game and Parks Reminds Boaters of Certification Requirement

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds Nebraska boaters that any operator of a motorboat or personal watercraft born after Dec. 31, 1985 is required to be certified in boater safety. In addition to successfully completing a boating safety course, the operator must be in possession of a valid certificate. Nonresidents may present a certificate from their state. To bring attention to boating safety, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has declared April as National Take …

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Statewide Events in May to Help Celebrate Nebraska Bird Month

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LINCOLN – Bird lovers across the state will be congregating in May in dozens of get-togethers to celebrate International Migratory Bird Month, better known as Nebraska Bird Month. “The goal of Nebraska Bird Month is to help Nebraskans learn about and protect our feathered friends,” said Nebraska Game and Parks wildlife educator Lindsay Rogers. “Public awareness and concern are crucial components of migratory bird conservation.” Several Nebraska state parks and recreational areas will be hosting events: • Ponca State Park, …

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Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson SHP April 30 and May 1

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LINCOLN – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on April 30 and May 1. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors are encouraged to interact with volunteers demonstrating period trades such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving. Soap-making and military demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. Living history demonstrations take place periodically throughout the summer and …

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