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Participation in Special Youth Pheasant Hunts Up Sharply

LINCOLN – Youth participation in Nebraska’s special youth pheasant hunts has increased 77 percent since the program began in 2011 and 42 percent since last year. In 2013, 392 youth participated, compared to 276 in 2012 and 222 in 2011. The goal of the program is to increase youth participation in upland game hunting by providing them an opportunity to experience a successful hunt. This program allows youth ages 15 and younger to hunts at nine wildlife management areas (WMA) …

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Game and Parks Offices Closed for Veterans Day

LINCOLN – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offices – except for the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium near Gretna – will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The aquarium is located at 21502 W. Neb. Hwy. 31. Game and Parks offices in Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk, Kearney, North Platte, Alliance and Bassett will be closed but will reopen Nov. 12.

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Walgren Lake SRA Temporarily Closed to Waterfowl Hunting

LINCOLN – Walgren Lake State Recreation Area in Sheridan County has been temporarily closed to waterfowl hunting, effective immediately, because of the intentional placement of grain on private property, creating an area of influence for waterfowl. Nebraska and federal laws do not allow the hunting of waterfowl on or over a baited area. Waterfowl hunting may resume 10 days after the bait is gone from the area.

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November Outdoor Calendar

LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in November: Nov. 1 – November Late Doe/Fawn antelope hunting season opens Nov. 1 – Hunting and trapping seasons open for raccoon, Virginia opossum, long-tailed weasel, mink, red fox, gray fox and badger Nov. 1 – Muskrat and beaver trapping seasons open Nov. 1 – Most 2014 annual permits and stamps available for purchase at OutdoorNebraska.org Nov. 2 – Candlelight Tour, Fort Atkinson …

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Hunter Education Instructor Training Scheduled

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will train apprentice firearm hunter education instructors Nov. 5 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, 21502 W. Neb. Hwy. 31, Gretna, and Nov. 7 at the Hunter Education Office, 4817 N. 56th St., Lincoln. The three-hour workshops begin at 6 p.m. Register for the Gretna workshop by Nov. 4 or the Lincoln workshop by Nov. 6. Contact Mike Streeter at 402-471-6134 or mike.streeter@nebraska.gov or visit huntsafenebraska.org.

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Man Dies in Hunting-Related Incident Near Macy

LINCOLN – A 48-year-old Omaha man has died following a hunting incident near Macy in northeast Nebraska on Sunday, Oct. 20. The incident took place on the Omaha Indian Reservation, where an early deer hunting season was in progress. The victim was in a five-person hunting party when he was shot in the buttocks with a rifle. He was transported to a Winnebago hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, …

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Commissioners Approve Additional Multispecies Permits

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners created three additional multispecies hunt permits during their meeting Friday, Oct. 18 in Nebraska City. Those new multispecies lottery permits, which will be drawn in 2014, are: – One Super Tag (elk, antelope, deer and turkey) for residents or nonresidents, with multiple $10 entries per person allowed. – One combination (antelope, deer and turkey) for residents, with one $10 entry per person allowed. – One combination (antelope, deer and …

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Motorists Must Use Caution to Avoid Deer-Vehicle Collisions

LINCOLN – Deer are more active this time of year, when crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has tips to help drivers avoid deer-vehicle accidents and lessen the risk of personal injury or vehicle damage. — During the breeding season, bucks become more active searching for does with which to breed. Bucks are bolder, less wary and more susceptible to collisions with vehicles. Deer movement peaks each day …

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Halloween Archery Night Scheduled at Lincoln Archery Range

LINCOLN – A Halloween Families on Target Archery Night is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Lincoln Archery Range. This free event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Archery equipment will be provided, and yardage, 3-D and aerial targets will be available. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Enter the archery range through the Lincoln Trap and Skeet Club entrance (4855 N. 48th St.) and drive west to the parking lot.

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Ponca Man Highest Bidder for First Nebraska Mountain Lion Auction Permit

LINCOLN, Neb. – Tom Ferry of Ponca was the highest bidder for Nebraska’s first mountain lion auction permit on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Nebraska Big Game Society banquet and auction at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Ferry bid $13,500. On Oct. 9, 15-year-old Holden Bruce of Franklin drew the state’s first mountain lion lottery permit. Ferry and Bruce will be allowed to hunt mountain lions with dogs during Season 1, Jan. 1-Feb. 14, 2014, in the Pine Ridge Unit. …

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