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Fort Kearny Family Outdoor Discovery Day is About Food and Fun

LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on May 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area (SRA) for a family day of food and fun at the Outdoor Discovery Day. Aside from the dozens of outdoor activities, there will be plenty of free food at several of our campground activities. Eat cobbler made in the Dutch oven. Roast hot dogs over an open fire. Don’t forget to participate in our ’smores eating contest. …

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2013 Nebraska State Parks Summer Schedule

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraskans have more than 70 state park areas to enjoy this summer. These parks offer a variety of activities for all ages. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers the following summer park schedule, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, to help Nebraskans plan vacations or trips to parks. A park entry permit is required for all vehicles entering these park areas: Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park (SHP) – Merriman, 308-684-3428. Sod House …

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Go Birding at Ponca State Park on May 15

LINCOLN, Neb. – Birders of all experience levels are invited to attend Northeast District Birding Day with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on May 15 at Ponca State Park. Several birding opportunities are scheduled throughout the day, beginning at 6 a.m. at the park office. Birders should bring binoculars and field guides, if they have them, as well as sunscreen, insect repellant and the appropriate clothing and footwear. Contact the park for more information at ngpc.ponca@nebraska.gov or 402-755-2284.

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Nebraskans Can Fish for Millions

LINCOLN, Neb. – Catch a specially tagged walleye or largemouth bass in Nebraska and become a winner. Nebraska is one of 22 states participating in the Cabela’s Fish for Millions promotion. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has tagged several fish in public waters. Anglers who catch those tagged fish from May 4 to July 7 will have a shot at up to $2 million in cash and nearly $275,000 in prizes. Every tagged fish will be a winner. Game …

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Share Lake McConaughy Sand with Terns and Plovers

LINCOLN, Neb. – Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA) is one of the state’s premier destinations and will provide great water and extensive white sandy beaches this summer, but visitors are asked to be mindful of interior least terns and piping plovers who share the lake’s sandy shoreline. “These protected birds struggle to nest and raise their young in the face of predators and extreme weather while here,” Lake McConaughy SRA superintendent Colby Johnson said. “Park visitors can help protect …

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CRP Meetings Scheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Conservation Reserve Program public informational meetings are scheduled across the state in May so landowners can learn about the May 20-June 14 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup. CRP offers stable financial incentives for less productive acres, small fields and odd-shaped areas within productive fields. Now is an excellent time to enroll in CRP through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rental rates have been updated in your area and some county rates have increased significantly. You have …

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Kremke Wins 2013 Cornhusker Cup

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Keenan Kremke of Karp and Krow 4-H in Ord/Burwell broke 66 of 75 targets on a day of gusty winds Saturday at the 44th Cornhusker Trapshoot. Combined with his perfect 75 shot Friday, he earned the overall Cornhusker Cup with a 141. It is Kremke’s second title at the Cornhusker. He won the junior high championship in 2010. The Lincoln Pius X team of Aaron Lafler, Joshua Borzekofski, Adam Greitens, Adam Erskine and Andrew Rempe won the …

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Shooting Sports Lifelong Passion for Norris Sophomore

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Cody Grusing is one of five shooters on Norris High School’s top trap squad. At first glance, there is little difference among the those shooters. But while Grusing’s teammates rest the forearms of their shotguns in their hands when they shoot, Grusing rests his shotgun across his partially-developed arm. The 16-year-old sophomore was born with a radius bone, but no ulna in his right arm. He doesn’t make a big deal of it. “I try not to …

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Assman Wins 16-Yard Title at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Of the approximately 1,400 shooters competing in the 44th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot on Friday, Derek Assman of Fremont was perfect. He broke every target he faced at 16 yards to win the senior high division. Assman hit all 75 in regulation, then 25 straight to win a shoot-off. Taylor Benes of Wahoo Bishop Neumann scored a 74 for the top girls score of the day. The Lincoln Southwest Gold team of Zach Jeffery, Will Malcom, Austin Drake, …

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Christiancy Wins Junior High Division at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Trent Christiancy of the Young Guns 4-H trap club in Franklin won the junior high division at the 44th Cornhusker Trapshoot on Thursday at the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association. Christiancy broke 98 of 100 targets at 16 yards to win the title. The Blair I squad of Billy Miller, Weston Zolck, Timmy Bennett, Nate Peleska and Jake Kavanaugh broke 429 of 500 targets for the team championship. A record 888 junior high shooters competed …

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