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Multispecies Lottery Permit Applications Begin April 20

LINCOLN – The application period for the Super Tag and Combo multispecies big game lottery permits begins April 20. A summary of the permits: Super Tag – One permit will be issued to a Nebraska resident, and applicants may enter the lottery once a year for a $25 fee. One additional permit will be issued to a resident or nonresident, and applicants may enter the lottery multiple times at $10 an entry. The Super Tag permit is valid in 2015 …

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Moose Seen in Panhandle

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials are reporting that a moose has been spotted numerous times by residents in the North Platte River Valley in the Panhandle. The confirmed sightings suggest that the moose has been in the region for several weeks and was last reported in Morrill County. Moose are not common in Nebraska, but are occasionally spotted in the western part of the state. Wildlife biologists expect that the moose wandered into the state from Wyoming. Officials are …

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Several Family Fishing Fundamentals Courses Cancelled at SCC

LINCOLN – Southeast Community College’s family Fishing Fundamentals course has been cancelled in Auburn, York, Plattsmouth and Nebraska City; however, the Lincoln classes remain on the schedule. The college is offering the course to provide anglers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to begin fishing. The Lincoln class will meet Tuesdays in April from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place. The course includes three classroom sessions and a guided …

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Archery Paddlefish Applications Accepted Through April 14

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting archery paddlefish permit applications through April 14 for the July 11-Aug. 9 season. Archery paddlefish permits are issued using a preference system. An applicant will receive a point if he or she is unsuccessful in being awarded a permit. Any person who does not apply at least once during five consecutive years will lose all accumulated points. Permits remaining following the first drawing will be sold on a first-come basis …

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Kids Fishing Clinic at Lewis and Clark Lake SRA

Children and parents are invited to participate in the Crofton Kids Fishing Clinic on April 25, 4-5 p.m. The clinic will be held at Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area, Weigand Area, near Crofton. Clinic is limited to 50 children (under 16 years old). Certified Aquatic Education fishing instructors from the Nebraska Walleye Association Kids Fishing Clinics Charity, Inc. and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will be available to instruct parents and child on casting, knot tying, bait, …

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Water Flowing to Chadron State Park Pond

Water has begun flowing into the Chadron State Park pond, signifying that the renovation of the two-acre lagoon is nearing completion. Workers from Fuller Construction and park employees began diverting water Thursday morning from nearby Chadron Creek. The pond is expected to fill within 15-20 days, making it ready for fishing and paddle-boating during the summer tourism season. The pond has been empty for the construction project since it was drained in fall 2013. While empty, workers repaired its dilapidated …

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Public Encouraged to Report Whooping Crane Sightings

LINCOLN – The entire population of whooping cranes in the Central Flyway is expected to migrate through Nebraska over the next several weeks. Conservation entities encourage the public to report whooping crane sightings. Information on sightings is used individually and collectively by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Crane Trust and the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program to positively affect whooping crane conservation and recovery efforts. Individuals should report whooping crane sightings by contacting Game …

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Surveys Provide Opportunity for Hunters to Voice Preferences

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is in the midst of surveying hunters about their harvest success and hunting preferences. All hunters who received surveys are urged to complete and return them to Game and Parks. The survey process allows Game and Parks biologists to collect data about the number and location of animals harvested in Nebraska, as well as hunter satisfaction. This information, combined with data from species surveys and other research, allows Game and Parks staff …

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Vote Nebraska for Family-Friendly Fishing and Boating

LINCOLN – Cast a vote for Nebraska as one of America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots and become eligible to win a Florida family vacation. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation seeks to identify the top 100 family-friendly parks for fishing and boating. Vote for Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area (SRA), Lake McConaughy SRA, Harlan County Reservoir, Holmes Lake, Summit Reservoir SRA or Two Rivers SRA as your favorite place in Nebraska to enjoy a day of fishing or …

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Brinkhoff Gets High Score at State NASP Tournament

LINCOLN – Joseph Brinkhoff of Mater Dei Academy in Omaha had the day’s high score of 288 points in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament in Lincoln on March 28. Jemma Farabee of the Expect the X Homeschool Association in Lincoln had the girls’ high score of 284. Expect the X had the overall high team score of 3,293 points. The state’s largest archery event, which took place at the Lancaster Event Center, included a record …

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