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April 5 clinic to help women select the perfect shotgun

LINCOLN, Neb. – Women interested in learning how to pick the perfect shotgun for their next hunting and shooting sports endeavor are invited to attend the Women’s Shotgun Selection Clinic April 5. Experts from Scheels will teach participants what to look for when buying a shotgun, and how to select a shotgun that is a good fit for them. The clinic will be held at the Scheels store in Lincoln, located at 3030 Pine Lake Road, and takes place from …

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More rainbow trout stockings scheduled for March 30

LINCOLN, Neb. – Seven more lakes and ponds are scheduled to be stocked with rainbow trout March 30, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery will stock 10-inch trout in the following locations, with quantities and approximate times (give or take 30 minutes): Oxford City Lake, 150, 11 a.m.; Plum Creek Park Pond, Lexington, 750, noon; and Lake Helen, Gothenburg, 2,000, 12:45 p.m. The Calamus State Fish Hatchery stocking schedule, with deliveries from …

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Experience Platte River State Park event is April 27

LINCOLN, Neb. – Women are invited to spend a fun, relaxing day at Platte River State Park on April 27 as part of a Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman event. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., participants age 18 and older in the Experience Platte River State Park event will spend time at the range shooting rifles, shotguns and bows, hike the park’s trails and explore Crawdad Creek. Register at outdoornebraska.gov/bow. Registration and a $30 fee are due April 22. A …

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Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey event is March 28

LINCOLN, Neb. – Unravel the mystery, excitement and challenge of spring turkey hunting by attending a free workshop March 28 at Platte River State Park near Louisville. The Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey workshop will run from 6-8:30 p.m. at Scott Lodge. Topics will include basics, biology, scouting, equipment, strategies and more. This event is designed for those with limited experience and is ideal for those wanting to expand into this pursuit. A park entry permit is required. Register at …

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April outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in April. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. April 2 – Landowner big game public meeting, Senior Center, Wauneta April 3 – Landowner big game public meeting, Red Willow County Fairgrounds 4-H building, McCook April 4 – Landowner big game public meeting, Fire Hall, Oxford April 5 – Light …

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Rice sets female record at NASP state tournament

Correction: This version corrects the High School Female listing in the results. LINCOLN, Neb. – Katheryn Rice of Cornerstone Christian in Bellevue set a state record high score for females in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament March 23 at Speedway Sporting Village in Lincoln. Rice scored 289 out of a possible 300 points for the highest score of the meet. Her score broke the all-time female mark by one point set by two girls in …

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Rice sets female record at NASP state tournament

LINCOLN, Neb. – Katheryn Rice of Cornerstone Christian in Bellevue set a state record high score for females in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament March 23 at Speedway Sporting Village in Lincoln. Rice scored 289 out of a possible 300 points for the highest score of the meet. Her score broke the all-time female mark by one point set by two girls in 2018. The high male score of the tournament was a 288 by …

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Trout to be stocked in three more Panhandle lakes March 27

LINCOLN, Neb. – Three more Panhandle lakes will be stocked with rainbow trout March 27, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery will stock 10-inch trout in the following Scotts Bluff County lakes: Terry’s Pit, Terrytown, 1,500; Morrill north sandpit, 1,350; and Morrill middle sandpit, 450. Scheduled trout stockings across Nebraska may be delayed because of inclement weather and widespread flooding, which impacted roads and hatcheries. An updated scheduled will be provided when …

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Game and Parks urges kayakers, canoers to stay off of flooded rivers

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission urges the public to stay off of rivers affected by recent flooding. Strong currents and inadequate clearance under bridges make kayaking, canoeing and recreational boating extremely dangerous at this time. Uprooted trees, concrete, metal and other materials swept away in the flood may be submerged or partially submerged in waters that experienced flooding, creating potentially deadly obstacles in rivers and lakes alike. Those who wish to canoe or kayak should wait …

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Commission to accept volunteer help in cleanup of parks

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is grateful for the outpouring of offers from volunteers to help with cleanup efforts at state parks, wildlife management areas and trails damaged by the recent catastrophic flooding. The Commission will accept volunteer help in the recovery of its affected parks and other areas. Individuals or groups who want to volunteer to help the Commission’s cleanup efforts can notify Game and Parks at outdoornebraska.gov/volunteer. Game and Parks staff will alert those …

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