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Fishing Fundamentals Offered at SCC

LINCOLN – Southeast Community College (SCC), in partnership with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is offering a new continuing education class called Fishing Fundamentals. The class is a four-week, family-oriented course that will teach families about equipment, common fish species and how to catch them, regulations, and where to fish. Trained fishing instructors lead the course and accompany the group on a field trip to a fishing area. Courses are scheduled at SCC campuses in Lincoln, York, and Wahoo. …

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Celebrate Nebraska’s Wildlife at the Wild Experience Room

LINCOLN – Join Audubon Nebraska in celebrating Nebraska’s wildlife and natural resources at the 5th Annual Wild Experience Room on March 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kearney Holiday Inn Convention Center. The event will feature educational stations to engage children and families in nature activities. Visitors will be able to investigate and touch live animals, explore Nebraska’s birds and create their own unique bird species, examine furs of Nebraska mammals, test their knowledge with Nebraska Wildlife Jeopardy, learn …

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Commissioners to Discuss Big Game Regulations During March Meeting

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners will consider big game recommendations when they meet March 21 in Norfolk. The meeting will be at 8 a.m. at Divots Conference Center, 4200 W. Norfolk Ave. One recommendation would remove 18,420 antlerless deer bonus tags from 12 units. Another would remove 950 buck/either-sex deer permits in the Elkhorn, Platte, Pine Ridge and Sandhills units. Others would raise the River Antlerless deer permit quota from 5,500 to 7,000 and shorten the Late …

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Prescribed Burns Planned for Indian Cave and Ponca State Parks

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns in the oak woodlands at Indian Cave State Park (SP) and Ponca SP between March 17 and March 31. These low intensity burns are designed to reduce brush and small tree densities in the woodlands and will allow for oak tree regeneration, increase native wildflowers and enhance wildlife habitat.

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Learn Outdoor Skills as a Family at Two Rivers SRA

LINCOLN – Learn outdoor skills as a family at the Becoming an Outdoors-Family workshop April 11-12 at Two Rivers State Recreation Area near Waterloo. This workshop teaches basic outdoor skills related to fishing, camping, kayaking, archery, hunting and hiking. The fee is $99 for a family of up to six members. The fee for each additional person is $20. The registration deadline is April 4. Download an application form at: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/Education/Programs/bow/BOF/pdf/April2014%20Two%20Rivers%20SRA%20BOFamily%20for%20web.pdf. For more information, contact Christy Christiansen at 402-471-5547 or …

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Trout Family Fishing Nights Scheduled

LINCOLN – Take advantage of the March stocking of rainbow trout in waters across the state and bring the family to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Trout Family Fishing Nights. Game and Parks will provide loaner equipment, bait and volunteer instructors. All participating lakes will be stocked with trout, and each event runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Just look for Game and Parks staff and the fishing trailer. The schedule of events is as follows: March 22 – Holmes Lake, …

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Become a Certified Youth Fishing Instructor in North Platte

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors April 5 in North Platte. The free workshop will be held at the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise, Room 202, at 1101 Halligan Drive, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Youth fishing instructors will receive training and tools to conduct fishing clinics. These volunteers will have access to Game and Parks’ loaner fishing equipment and educational materials for events and will receive program incentives. They also are encouraged to volunteer for …

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Game and Parks Stresses Safety Following Weekend Fire at Branched Oak WMA

LINCOLN – The cause of a fire at Branched Oak Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over the weekend is under investigation. The fire started around 3:30 p.m. Sunday and burned around 1,000 acres, 325 of which were located on the WMA. The fire melted a plastic drainage tube at the WMA and destroyed approximately 1.25 miles of fence. It also caused damage to property on private land. All damage at Branched Oak WMA was north of the marina. Nineteen volunteer fire …

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Become a Certified Youth Fishing Instructor

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors March 15 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, 21502 W. Nebraska Hwy. 31, Gretna, from 9 a.m. to noon. Youth fishing instructors will receive training and tools to conduct fishing clinics. These volunteers will have access to Game and Parks’ loaner fishing equipment and educational materials for events, as well as receive program incentives. They also are encouraged to volunteer for such Game and Parks programs as Family Fishing Nights …

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Spring Trout Stocking Announced

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will stock catchable-size rainbow trout in several city ponds and lakes across the state this month. The schedule, subject to change depending on conditions, includes date, location, approximate time of stocking, and quantity: March 13 – Fremont State Recreation Area (SRA) No. 2, 4,000 trout; CenturyLink Lake, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP), 2,500; Weeping Water Pond, 1,500 March 14 – Humboldt City Park Lake, 350; Auburn Rotary Club Lake, 800; Fort …

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