Home » NGPC News (page 132)

NGPC News

Mountain lion killed in Scottsbluff

LINCOLN, Neb. – A mountain lion was killed in Scottsbluff on Feb. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission worked with a local veterinarian to dart and then euthanize the 105-pound male mountain lion after it was discovered on the porch of a Scottsbluff home that evening. The Nebraska State Patrol and the Scottsbluff Police Department also responded. Per the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Mountain Lion Response Plan, it is protocol …

Read More »

Platte River SP trail bridge to close temporarily

NGPC Latest News logo

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Owen Crossing Bridge at Platte River State Park will be temporarily closed for maintenance Feb. 13 – March 31. The hike-bike trail bridge in the northeast portion of the park spans Decker Creek. The closure will temporarily cut off access to the trails in the Sjogren wildlife track. The park has several other trails that will not be affected. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering the park.

Read More »

Nebraskans to be surveyed on upland game shooting hours

NGPC Latest News logo

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is surveying hunters and other interested parties about their views and preferences as part of an evaluation of upland game shooting hours. To take the survey, visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/shootinghourssurvey. In addition, anyone who purchased a hunting (small game) license in 2016 and did not receive an invitation to participate in the annual hunter success survey can access it at OutdoorNebraska.gov/huntersuccesssurvey. Shooting hours are the time of day when legal hunting can start …

Read More »

Big game harvest records set in 2016

NGPC Latest News logo

LINCOLN, Neb. – Big game hunters had a record year in Nebraska in 2016 with all-time high harvest marks set for mule deer bucks, cow elk and total elk. Deer – A total of 58,126 deer were harvested in 2016, including 11,184 mule deer. Mule deer buck harvest increased 4 percent to 9,257, breaking the previous record set in 2009. Record mule deer buck harvest occurred in the Frenchman, Plains, Platte and Upper Platte units. Whitetail harvest totaled 46,942 deer, …

Read More »

Hunting equipment stolen from Youth Mentor Program

NGPC Latest News logo

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking information regarding the theft of ladder-style trees stands and lifelines in Lancaster County. Two Gorilla tree stands and five Hunter Safety System Lifelines were stolen on or about Jan. 20 from private land outside of Lincoln on Northwest 48th Street. The land is used for Nebraska Game and Parks’ Youth Mentored Hunt Program. Mentors in the program discovered the missing items following the recent close of the deer season. …

Read More »

February outdoor calendar

NGPC Latest News logo

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) events and important dates in February. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. Feb. 1-2 – Growing Up WILD workshop, Grand Island Feb. 3, 10, 17 – Beginner Muzzleloader, Wildcat Hills Shooting Sports Complex, Gering Feb. 4 – Birds and Binoculars, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), Ashland Feb. 4 – Game Bird …

Read More »

Birds and Breakfast event set for Feb. 11 at Ponca SP

NGPC Latest News logo

LINCOLN, Neb. – Treat yourself and your valentine to birding counts and hikes, breakfast and a scavenger hunt during Ponca State Park’s Birds and Breakfast event Saturday, Feb. 11. Cabin guests and birders can enjoy a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and sausage links, which is free to cabin guests. Call the park at 402-755-2284 to register. The day’s activities also include Great Backyard Bird Count tours with an expert birder from the Loess Hills Audubon Society, a …

Read More »

Commission adopts changes to boating regulations

NGPC Latest News logo

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Jan. 20 adopted amended regulations that will allow people to obtain boating safety certification via an online course. The amended regulation will help streamline boater education by increasing opportunities for constituents, while retaining the classroom and home-study options for obtaining certification. Any boat operator born after Dec. 31, 1985 must have successfully completed the Nebraska boating safety course and be in possession of a valid certificate. Another boating regulation amendment …

Read More »

Lake and pond management workshops scheduled

NGPC Latest News logo

LINCOLN, Neb. – Persons interested in pond and lake management are invited to a series of free workshops this spring. The workshops are a joint effort of the Nebraska Extension, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The workshops are intended for landowners and others interested in learning about: — Sandpit lake functions, characteristics and challenges — Managing waters for fisheries — Lake management planning — Resolving common maintenance problems — Toxic algae management and sampling …

Read More »

Center’s indoor archery range closed for events

NGPC Latest News logo

LINCOLN, Neb. – The indoor archery range at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln will be closed Jan. 21 for a private event. The range also will be closed all day on Feb. 4-5 and until 4 p.m. on Feb. 18 for events. The education center is located at 4703 N. 44th St. Aside from special closures, the indoor archery and firearm ranges are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and …

Read More »