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Learn Outdoor Skills as a Family at Two Rivers SRA

LINCOLN – Learn lifelong outdoor skills as a family at the Becoming an Outdoors-Family workshop June 27-28 at Two Rivers State Recreational Area near Waterloo. Skills learned will help families enjoy the outdoors, create memories and start new traditions. Those skills include fishing, camping, paddling, aquatic education, outdoor cooking and the safe handling and shooting of shotguns and air rifles. The fee is $99 for a family of up to six members and $20 for each additional person. Park entry …

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Game and Parks Plans Open House at Ash Hollow State Historical Park

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host an open house on May 13 at the Ash Hollow State Historical Park Visitors Center. The event, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., will be an opportunity for members of the public to discuss possible partnerships and other ideas pertaining to the operation of Ash Hollow State Historical Park with Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners and staff members. Commissioners and staff members also will be available …

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Southeast District Birding Day Set for May 13

LINCOLN – Birders of all ages are invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for Southeast District Birding Day on May 13 at Hamburg Bend Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This event is a great opportunity to get in the field, learn a bit about birds and local resource areas, and visit with agency staff and partners. Birders will meet at the WMA parking area at 7:30 a.m. Lunch and presentations are at 11 a.m. A mile south of …

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Leave Wildlife Babies Alone

LINCOLN – It is natural for some people who see a young wild animal apparently abandoned by its mother to want to rescue it. The correct course of action is to leave it alone. Here are some rules of thumb from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission regarding wildlife babies: — A lone fawn, or other young bird or mammal, may appear to be abandoned or injured, but the mother frequently is off feeding or drinking. Do not move it. …

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Ranch Couple Honored as Fort Robinson Dedicates New Building

The newly reconstructed 1891 Officers Quarters at Fort Robinson State Park was described as “a welcome addition to a world-class place” as it was dedicated in honor of a highly-regarded Sandhills ranch couple during a ceremony Saturday morning. The event at the new building paid tribute to the late Don and Olive Forney of Rushville, whose friends and family contributed a majority of the funding for the $1.7 million building. About 75 percent of the project’s costs came from private …

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Rodgers Wins 2015 Cornhusker Cup

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Dean Rodgers of Papillion-LaVista won the Cornhusker Cup at the 46th Cornhusker Trapshoot on Saturday. Combined with his perfect 75 shot on Friday at 16 yards, Rodgers earned the overall Cup with a two-day 148-for-150 after shooting a 73 at 25 yards in the handicap Saturday. Katie Petersen of Omaha Marian was the top ladies shooter with a two-day score of 142. Omaha Creighton Prep Blue repeated as the top high school team breaking 697 of 750 …

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Krzyzanowski Wins 16-Yard Title at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Zack Krzyzanowski of North Platte repeated as the 16-yard champion in the senior high division at the 46th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot. He broke all 75 clay targets, and then later broke all 100 in a shoot-off. While Krzyzanowski, a junior in high school, was perfect, several others were close behind. Ten other shooters shot 75s, 30 shot 74s and 68 shot 73s. Saturday’s scores in the 75 handicap targets will be combined with Friday’s scores to determine …

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Baehr Wins Junior High Division at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Hayden Baehr of the Wilber 5 Clovers 4-H team was perfect Thursday. He broke all 100 targets at 16 yards to win the junior high division at the 46th Cornhusker Trapshoot at the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association. The Norris 1 team broke 463 of 500 targets to claim the team championship. Karp & Krow of Burwell won the 4-H team title at 463. Hayley Long of Lincoln Mickle Middle School had the girls’ high …

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Volunteers Needed at Branched Oak and Verdon Lake State Recreation Areas May 2

LINCOLN – The public will have the opportunity to volunteer at two state recreation areas during Take Pride in America Day on May 2. Volunteers are invited to Verdon Lake State Recreation Area near Verdon and Branched Oak Lake State Recreation Area near Raymond beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Volunteers will assist park staff with light labor including painting tables and signs, picking up litter and trimming trees. Work begins at 9 a.m. For more information or …

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46th Cornhusker Trapshoot Is April 30-May 2

LINCOLN – More than 2,500 shooters are expected to compete in the 46th annual Cornhusker Trapshoot, which will be held April 30-May 2 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) in Doniphan. It would be the fourth year in a row that more than 2,000 shooters would compete. Competition will take place in individual and team divisions. Junior high students will shoot 100 16-yard targets on April 30. High school competitors will shoot 75 16-yard targets on …

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