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Become a Certified Youth Fishing Instructor Oct. 17

LINCOLN – Volunteer youth fishing instructors will be certified by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at a free workshop on Oct. 17 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium. This workshop, for anyone age 16 and up who wants to learn how to assist new and novice anglers, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the aquarium, which is located at 21502 W. Neb. Hwy. 31, Gretna. Youth fishing instructors will receive training and tools to conduct fishing clinics. These volunteers …

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Tips for Safe and Successful Fall Turkey Hunt

LINCOLN – Nebraska’s fall turkey season is now open, and hunters are taking to the woods and fields for a chance to fill their tags. “Because toms and hens are both fair game during the fall season in Nebraska, it might make it a little easier to bag a bird, but this fact can make it even more important that hunters keep their eyes open and be certain of their targets before firing,” said Wendy Horine, hunter education coordinator for …

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Fort Hartsuff to Host Historic Firearms Display on Oct. 3-4

LINCOLN – Fort Hartsuff State Historic Park will host The Timeline of American Military Firearms, 1860-1990 on Oct. 3-4. The event will be held in conjunction with the Grand Army of the Frontier (GAF). GAF members dressed in period uniforms will use a collection of original and reproduction firearms to explain the development of the American military firearms. It will include firearms from the Civil War through Operation Desert Storm. Col. Jerry Davenport, Department of the Missouri Commander, and Lt. …

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Don’t be Confused by Moose when Hunting

With moose being reported throughout the Panhandle in recent months, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is urging hunters this fall to be certain of their target before taking a shot. Moose can be similar in appearance to other big game animals. Elk hunters especially will want to study game closely before firing a shot or releasing an arrow. Since this spring, moose have occasionally been reported at locations from the western edge of the Panhandle eastward to Bridgeport and …

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Missouri River Outdoor Expo Provides Fun, Education and Entertainment for All

LINCOLN – Experience the annual Missouri River Outdoor Expo on Sept. 19-20 at Ponca State Park for a fun, skill-building, educational and entertaining weekend for the family. This free event, which runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, offers visitors of all ages and experience levels the chance to try more than 85 hands-on outdoor activities and skills, including kayaking, fishing, archery, outdoor cooking, shooting sports and more. Outdoor educators give advice about topics such as selecting a tent or …

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Segment of Cowboy Trail Near Oakdale Temporarily Closed

LINCOLN – A segment of the Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail east of Oakdale in Antelope County is temporarily closed for repairs of damage from recent heavy rains. The trail approach to a bridge 3 miles east of Oakdale is washed out. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission trail personnel are working with local contractors to get the bridge and trail surface repaired. The public will be notified when the trail is re-opened. Trail users are advised to plan ahead and …

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Commission Votes to Enter Memorandum of Understanding

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission voted today to enter a memorandum of understanding to work with five Nebraska Natural Resource Districts and the Nebraska Public Power District to take steps towards transfer of assets, including NPPD’s water appropriations on the Niobrara River, Spencer Hydro dam, and the lands and easements associated with the dam. The Commission voted to enter the memorandum of understanding during a special meeting at the Commission headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St. in Lincoln, …

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State Entities Working on First-of-Its-Kind Water Sustainability Plan

LINCOLN – A historic agreement has been negotiated to preserve the future of the Niobrara River Basin between the Niobrara basin’s Natural Resource Districts (NRDs), the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (Commission) and the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). Formal action on a memorandum of understanding will be taken by each of the parties at their respective meetings today. Under the memorandum of understanding, the Commission and NRDs will work with NPPD to take steps towards transfer of assets, including …

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Commission to Hold Special Meeting Sept. 10 in Lincoln

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will hold a special meeting on Sept. 10 in Lincoln to discuss a memorandum of understanding between the Commission, Nebraska Public Power District and the Niobrara River Basin Alliance regarding the Spencer hydro facility and associated water rights. The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Commission’s Lincoln headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St. There also will be a remote video conference location for the meeting in …

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Wildcat Hills Nature Center Expansion Begins

One of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s premier facilities in the Panhandle is about to become even more impressive. Construction has officially begun on an addition to the Wildcat Hills Nature Center south of Gering. The $2.375 million expansion will add 8,720 square feet to the building, which serves as headquarters for the Commission’s educational programs in the region and the 700-acre Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area. The new construction will more than double the size of the existing …

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