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Bighorn Sheep Tours Set for Wildcat Hills, Fort Robinson

The public will have an opportunity to view the animals known to be the best rock climbers in western Nebraska’s butte country during morning hikes at two state parks in July. Group hikes to view the region’s wild bighorn sheep are scheduled for two consecutive Saturdays – July 12 at the Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area south of Gering and Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford on July 19. Hikers will meet at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center for the …

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Obstacle Course Making Debut at Chadron State Park

Chadron State Park is introducing a new event to Chadron’s Fur Trade Days line-up. The Crooked Arrow Obstacle Course will challenge participants on a fun-filled route. The event will be Sunday, July 13, at 1 p.m. at the baseball field west of the park’s headquarters. It is open to participants of all ages, who can choose to race individually or in teams of two to four contestants. Gregg Galbraith, park superintendent, said each entry will be timed while dodging a …

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Living History Scheduled for July 5-6 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN – The celebration of Independence Day at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP) on July 5-6. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days, volunteer interpreters will celebrate in much the same way as the soldiers did 195 years ago. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence, as well as firing of a cannon and shoulder arms. Several period trades will be demonstrated, …

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Prescribed Burn Conference in Kearney on July 14

LINCOLN – Learn burning techniques and hear success stories in land management at a prescribed burn conference July 14 in Kearney. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. This conference will bring landowners and fire professionals together to discuss the challenges and successes of prescribed burning. There will be presentations on: objectives and monitoring burn strategies, ranchers’ perspective and economics, complex burn layouts, range health, and ecological objective of prescribed burning. The event will …

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NWTF Missouri River Shootout

Photo Caption: Sporting clays is a shooting event that has multiple stations and like mini-golf, each station along the course presents a different challenge. Pheasant Bonanza has a 20-station course offering a wide variety of clay targets, including bouncing rabbits, decoying ducks, and flushing quail coveys. Join the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) Missouri River Shootout on Sunday, July 27 at the Pheasant Bonanza Hunt Club and Kennel in Tekamah, Neb. The main sporting clay event is open to all …

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Lincoln Man Hospitalized Following Pawnee Lake Boating Accident

LINCOLN – A Lincoln man was hospitalized after the personal watercraft he was operating collided with a motorboat on Pawnee Lake in Lancaster County on the evening of June 24. Nicholas Esparza, 18, was taken by Malcolm Fire and Rescue to Bryan LGH Medical Center West in Lincoln. He was treated for a concussion, three broken ribs, pierced lung, and cuts on his face. He is expected to fully recover. At approximately 7:15 p.m., Esparza’s personal watercraft was westbound near …

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Rimfire Challenge at Platte River SP July 12

LINCOLN – Try your hand at shooting steel targets quickly and accurately at the Rimfire Challenge on July 12 at Platte River State Park. This event, which includes instruction followed by competition, starts at 9 a.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. This introduction to rimfire steel shooting is about shooting fast, but participants first will learn the fundamentals by being slow and methodical while practicing. Space is limited to the first 20 people ages 12 and …

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Western, wildlife art coming to Fort Robinson State Park

Beautiful scenes of the West will be on display at the 41st annual Western & Wildlife Art Show at Fort Robinson State Park. The show, a traditional part of Crawford’s annual Fourth of July celebration, will be Tuesday through Friday, July 1-4, at the park’s historic Veterinary Building. The work of 26 select artists from at least five states — featuring subjects such as landscapes, animals, ranchers, cowboys and Native Americans — will be available for viewing and purchase. The …

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Seven State Recreation Areas Will Allow Fireworks on July 4

LINCOLN – Visitors to seven state recreation areas will be allowed to touch off fireworks on Independence Day, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Those visitors should use extra caution with fireworks wherever dry conditions and high fire hazard exist. Branched Oak State Recreation Area (SRA) near Malcolm, Fort Kearny SRA near Kearney, Memphis SRA near Memphis, Fremont SRA near Fremont, Two Rivers SRA near Venice, Pawnee SRA near Emerald and Wagon Train SRA near Hickman will permit …

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Conservation Conference Coming to Nebraska City July 7-10

LINCOLN — Communications professionals, journalists and those who work in the field of natural resources conservation still have time to register for the 2014 Association for Conservation Information conference. This year’s conference will be held July 7-10 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City. Hosted this year by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the annual conference will include sessions on marketing to millennials, measuring the impact of social media, the importance of branding, how to manage …

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