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Game and Parks No Longer Considering Ash Hollow for ATV Park Location

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is no longer considering Ash Hollow State Historical Park as a site for an all-terrain vehicle park. Ash Hollow was a potential site, and the Commission is undertaking a study to determine the cultural resources of the area for any other potential future uses of the park, including a possible future expansion of a cemetery on park land requested by local citizens. The Commission had meetings and conversations with Garden County leaders …

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Game and Parks Announces Spring Trout Stocking Schedule

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 and quantity (times are approximate): March 10 – Gracie Creek Pond, 1,000 March 17 – Bridgeport State Recreation Area (SRA) northwest pit, 1,400; Morrill middle pit, 450; Morrill north pit, 1,350 March 19 – Rock Creek Lake, 1,000; Fremont SRA No. 2, 3,750; Eugene T. …

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Prescribed Burns of Grasslands Scheduled

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns at several state-owned areas to improve grassland and promote wildlife habitat. Prescribed burning stimulates the growth of desirable grasses and forbs and suppresses invasive tree and brush species. Removing residual grass and trees, especially cedars, also will reduce the fire hazard on these areas. Burns are scheduled, as weather conditions permit, for the following areas, listed by county. All areas are wildlife management areas, unless otherwise noted: Antelope …

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Troop Muster at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, one of America’s best preserved frontier forts, will soon host dozens of military and civilian living historians and reenactors. On April 18-19, step back in time to 1865 to experience a day in the life of soldiers and civilians living on an army post on the Great Plains. Events will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Members of the Great Plains Garrison, a coalition of regional reenactors and …

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Family Fishing Fundamentals Course Offered at SCC

LINCOLN – Southeast Community College is offering a family Fishing Fundamentals course in April to provide anglers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to begin fishing. The course includes three classroom sessions and a guided fishing trip. Class times are 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is $29 per family. Course dates and locations are: Auburn – April 7, 14, 21, 28; York – April 7, 14, 21, 25; Plattsmouth – April 7, 14, 21, 28; Nebraska City – April …

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Archery Fun Shoots Scheduled in Lincoln March 9, 10, 13

LINCOLN – Students home on spring break can take advantage of special archery shoots March 9, 10 and 13 at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. These Afternoon Archery Fun Shoots, running from noon to 3 p.m., are geared toward students but open to all ages. The archery and firearm ranges will be open and there will be fun and challenging targets available. The cost is $5.50 per person, and all equipment will be provided. No …

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Construction Begins on Wildcat Hills Shooting Complex

LINCOLN – Construction has begun on a new, family friendly shooting complex at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area near Gering. The facility will be geared toward families of beginners and novices who want to learn, develop and hone shooting sports skills. The facility will include a 50-yard small-bore rifle range for .22 caliber rifles with 10 shooting stations, a 100-yard rifle sight-in range, a 60-yard archery range with 24 shooting stations, a 5-station trap range with 5-stand shotgun range, and …

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Marsh Madness 2015 at Ponca State Park

March is Nebraska’s peak month for viewing waterfowl. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the migration at Ponca State Park through bird viewing tours, nature hikes, bird-related activities and crafts every Saturday in March. Park lodging will be offered at 30% discount. Ponca State Park is listed as an Important Bird Area in Nebraska by the National Audubon Society, and Nebraska wetlands, including those along the Missouri River, may experience more than 500,000 ducks and geese this month. More than …

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Late-Winter Fun at Mahoney on WOWT 6 Outdoors

I’ll be covering some late-winter fun that you and your family can have at Mahoney State Park near Ashland, NE on my outdoors-related television segment this week. Find out what activities await you and your family tonight at 6 p.m. CST on The Weekly Outdoor Report which airs LIVE during the sportscast with Ross Jernstrom on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News. Here’s one of them that we’ll be showing you. Even I, Greg Wagner, being a good sport, gave ice skating …

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More Elk Collared in North-central Nebraska

BASSETT – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission placed tracking collars on three elk near Bassett in north-central Nebraska on Tuesday, the latest installment of a multi-year effort to use real-time location data to determine populations, make harvest recommendations and monitor herd health. Game and Parks contracted a helicopter wildlife capture crew to catch the elk and equip them with GPS tracking collars and ear tags. In addition, samples were taken from the three cows to obtain health and genetic …

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