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2014 Big Game Guide Available Online

LINCOLN – The 2014 Big Game Guide is available in digital format at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s website, OutdoorNebraska.org. The publication is a summary of regulations, laws and orders pertaining to the hunting of deer, antelope, elk and bighorn sheep in Nebraska. It includes unit maps, as well as information on season dates, permits and bag limits. The guide soon will be available in hard copy wherever hunt permits are sold. To view the guide online, just click …

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Join Cowboy Trail Tour May 17-23

LINCOLN – The public is invited to join two Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staffers on a Cowboy Trail bicycle tour May 17-23 from Norfolk to Valentine. Riders may join Jenny Nguyen and Jamie Bachmann for all or any segment of the 195-mile tour, which begins at Norfolk’s TaHaZouka Park at 8 a.m. All riders must arrange their transportation. A summary of the itinerary: May 17 – Norfolk to Neligh; May 18 – Neligh to O’Neill; May 19 – O’Neill …

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Panhandle Parks Gearing Up for Free Entry Day

Many of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s attractions in the Panhandle are planning special activities for Free Park Entry and Fishing Day on Saturday, May 17. Free Park Entry and Fishing Day is an annual event in which the Commission allows fishing and entry to parks without requiring permits. It provides an opportunity for people to experience the state’s diverse park areas and fishing resources free of charge. Following is a list of special activities at the region’s State …

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Boating Safety Courses Offered Throughout Nebraska

LINCOLN – Nebraskans preparing for a summer of boating fun should be aware of the state’s boater education requirements. State law requires that any motorboat operator, including personal watercraft operators, born after Dec. 31, 1985, complete a boating safety course. Those operators also must be in possession of a course certificate when operating the boat. Persons must be at least 14 years of age to operate a motorboat or personal watercraft in Nebraska. Boating safety certification may be obtained through …

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May 17 is Free Fishing and Park Entry Day

LINCOLN – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 17. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without having to purchase a fishing or park entry permit. Free Fishing and Park Entry Day means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations. Camping, lodging and all other user fees still apply at state park areas. Family fishing clinics will take …

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National Walk at Lunch Day Raises $5,000 for Trails at Nebraska State Parks

LINCOLN — Walkers from schools, businesses and other organizations raised $5,000 for the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation on National Walk at Lunch Day on April 30. Hundreds of walkers from 468 schools and businesses across the state participated in the annual event, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. For every school, business or organization that participated in the event, Blue Cross and Blue Shield donated $20 to the Game and Parks Foundation and the Special Olympics. …

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Northeast District Birding Day Set for May 20

LINCOLN – Birders of all experience levels are invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Northeast District Birding Day on May 20 at Grove Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Flights of birders will depart from the WMA maintenance shop at 6:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. A lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. for $5. Birders may continue on their own following lunch. Grove Lake WMA is located 2 miles north of Royal in Antelope County. …

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Arnold Wins 2014 Cornhusker Cup

DONIPHAN – Nathan Arnold of Omaha Creighton Prep on Saturday won the Cornhusker Cup at the 45th Cornhusker Trapshoot. Combined with his perfect 75 shot Friday, Arnold earned the overall Cup with a two-day 148-for-150 after shooting a 73 in excellent conditions in the handicap Saturday. “I was a little bit nervous,” the senior said. “That’s what made it fun, though. The handicap is not usually my strong suit, but I had to keep my head cool and shoot a …

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Krzyzanowski Wins 16-Yard Title at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN – Zack Krzyzanowski of North Platte won a five-person shoot-off Friday in the senior high division’s 16-yard targets at the 45th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot. He broke all 75 targets in regulation, and then missed just one in the shoot-off. The top 20 scorers Friday missed one target or less. Saturday’s scores in the 75 handicap targets will be combined with Friday’s scores to determine the overall champion, the Cornhusker Cup winner. Lori Nevole of Omaha Marian shot 74 of …

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Voigtman Wins Junior High Division at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN – Dagen Voigtman of Louisville won the junior high division at the 45th Cornhusker Trapshoot on Thursday at the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association. He broke 98 of 100 targets at 16 yards to win the title. Voigtman earned two first-place trophies. He led the Louisville Gold squad of Ryan Campbell, Baylor Meisinger, Spencer Warner and Chase Dittberner to the team title. Together they broke 435 of 500 targets. A record 933 junior high shooters competed Thursday. …

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