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Forsberg exhibit on display at Wildcat Hills

GERING, Neb. – A traveling photography exhibit by renowned nature photographer Michael Forsberg of Lincoln is on display at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area through Aug. 20. Forsberg will greet the public during a reception Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the center’s Ponderosa Room. Forsberg’s imagery of wildlife and landscapes has long been revered for its contribution to conservation. His honors include the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography from the Sierra …

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Willow Creek SRA regains full functionality

LINCOLN, Neb. – Willow Creek State Recreation Area is the latest state park area to regain full operations following spring flooding. Willow Creek, located in Pierce County in northeastern Nebraska, has 101 electric camping pad sites. All electrical service has been restored to the campground. Aside from camping, the park offers opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking and biking. The state park areas are a great place to spend Father’s Day on June 16. Visit calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/ for a list …

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Nebraskaland special offers subscriptions at a reduced rate

LINCOLN, Neb. – Now for a limited time, you can receive a one-year subscription to Nebraskaland Magazine for 70 percent off the cover price. By popular demand, this special offer has been extended through June 21. It includes 10 issues of Nebraskaland Magazine for just $15. Published 10 times per year, Nebraskaland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people. Get it for yourself or order it as a special …

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Deadline for multispecies lottery permit applications is July 5

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters have until July 5 to apply for a 2019-2020 multispecies lottery permit. Two types of permits are available: Super Tag and Combo. The Super Tag permit is valid in 2019 and 2020 for one elk of either sex, one antelope of either sex, one deer of either sex, and two turkeys (only toms and bearded hens may be taken in the spring). The permit is valid in open seasons with the appropriate weapons. One Super Tag …

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Outdoor Education Center provides opportunities for family-friendly summer fun

LINCOLN, Neb. – Families looking to spend time together this summer can find plenty of opportunities to do so at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center. Located at 44th and Superior streets in Lincoln, this public archery and firearms range is known for its family friendly atmosphere and emphasis on education. The facility features state-of-the-art air-conditioned indoor archery and firearm ranges, as well as an outdoor archery range. Walk-ins are welcome, and equipment is available for rent if …

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Six state recreation areas will allow fireworks on July 4

LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to six state recreation areas will be allowed to touch off fireworks on Independence Day, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Those visitors should always use caution when lighting fireworks. Branched Oak State Recreation Area (SRA) near Malcolm, Fort Kearny SRA near Kearney, Memphis SRA near Memphis, Fremont Lakes SRA near Fremont, Pawnee SRA near Emerald and Wagon Train SRA near Hickman will permit fireworks from 8 a.m. until midnight on July 4 only. …

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Teachers invited to explore educational opportunities at Schramm Education Center

LINCOLN, Neb. – Eastern Nebraska teachers are invited to explore the newly renovated Schramm Education Center and its field trip opportunities at teacher’s preview events to be held in June and July. Starting in the fall, the staff at the Schramm Education Center will be offering both self-guided field trips as well as programming led by highly qualified educators. The preview events allow teachers to tour the new facility, learn about the field trip opportunities and sign up. “The programming …

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Enjoy food, outdoor recreation at Red Willow Family Fun Nights

LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy an evening of food and outdoor recreation at Red Willow State Recreation Area’s Family Fun Nights. A typical Family Fun Night kicks off at 6 p.m. with a meal provided by the park – you roast the hot dogs. Events start at 7 p.m. and include kayaking, fishing and archery; all equipment is provided. Just before dark, everyone heads back to the campfire to finish off the evening with s’mores. Family Fun Nights will be held …

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Keep kids active this summer at Outdoor Education Center day camps

LINCOLN, Neb. – Youth ages 8-14 can make the most of their summer by attending summer day camps hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center. At these activity-filled camps, kids will have the opportunity to explore archery, campfire cooking, outdoor games and more. The following camps are accepting registrations: — Learn to Hunt Camp (June 18-20; July 1-3): Students will learn the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting, including hunting techniques, firearm handling and marksmanship, species identification …

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Public advised to avoid area of Elkhorn River in Dodge County

LINCOLN, Neb. – The public is advised to avoid an area of the Elkhorn River in Dodge County where natural gas pipelines have become exposed after recent flooding. Northern Natural Gas will be replacing the pipelines, so the public is advised to avoid the river north of Highway 91 and south of County Road J through June 25. Northern says that neither the pipeline nor efforts to replace it pose a risk to public health and safety. However, any boating, …

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