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September Outdoor Calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in September. Waterfowl season dates were not finalized as of mid-August. Beginning Aug. 31, visit OutdoorNebraska.org for waterfowl season dates. Sept. 1 – Sidewalk Chalk Art, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 10 a.m., 402-857-3373 Sept. 1 – Final day of horse trail rides and final day swimming pool is open, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 402-857-3373 Sept. 1 – Hunting seasons open for grouse, raccoon, Virginia …

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Greenwood Man Critical Following Branched Oak Incident

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Greenwood man is in critical but stable condition in a Lincoln hospital after being pulled from Branched Oak Lake on Aug. 18. James William Lee, 61, remains in the intensive care unit at Bryan LGH Medical Center West, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Lee was not wearing a life jacket when he swam from the shore at Area 14 to retrieve his personal watercraft, which had drifted off the beach. He was found …

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Families on Target Set for Aug. 28 in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – A free evening of archery shooting is scheduled at the Families on Target program Aug. 28 at the Lincoln Archery Range. The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will instruct new shooters on yardage targets, 3-D targets and aerial targets. Equipment will be provided. The Lincoln Archery Range is located at 44th and Superior streets. Drive west through the Lincoln Trap and Skeet grounds to the archery range parking lot.

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Not Too Late to Register for BOW Workshop

LINCOLN, Neb. – Plan a weekend outdoor adventure in the Sandhills this fall. Eighty women already have signed up for the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop. There’s plenty of room for more. This hands-on skills workshop, scheduled for Oct. 4-6 at the State 4-H Camp near Halsey, gives women age 18 and older the opportunity to learn outdoor skills in a comfortable environment. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting registrations. Outdoor novices get preference, but experienced outdoorswomen are …

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Lewis and Clark Heritage Day Aug. 24 at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Explore the journey of the Corps of Discovery during Lewis and Clark Heritage Day on Aug. 24 at Ponca State Park. The expedition passed through the Ponca area in late August more than 200 years ago. Activities include canoeing the Missouri National Recreational River with the National Park Service, educational programs presented by park staff, period games and crafts. Historical performer Darrel Draper will present a program at the park’s West Shelter at 1 and 4 p.m. …

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Dove Workshop Scheduled for Platte River SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Brush up on wing-shooting skills and attend the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s dove workshop and clay shoot Aug. 23 at Platte River State Park. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. Topics will include hunting opportunities, strategies, equipment and recipes for the harvest. Participants should bring firearms and target loads (No. 7½ or smaller) as they will shoot blue rock following the workshop. Space is limited. …

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Man Cited for Pawnee SRA Boating Incident

LINCOLN, Neb. – A citizen of the Ukraine was cited with negligent boat operation by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in connection with an incident at Pawnee State Recreation Area on Aug. 7. Valentyn Siny, 37, was operating a personal watercraft that collided with two females on separate tubes being pulled by a boat. Game and Parks investigated the incident, which occurred at approximately 5 p.m. north of the main swimming area on Pawnee Lake. The females, ages 14 …

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Rangeland Management Workshop in Broken Bow Aug. 16

LINCOLN, Neb. – Landowners are invited to attend a free Rangeland Management Workshop on Aug. 16 in Broken Bow. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. at Mid-Plains Community College, 2520 S. E St. Workshop topics will include livestock nutrition, management for prairie grouse, grassland management following a drought, and range management following a wildfire. There will be a field tour in the afternoon. A free meal will be provided. Reserve a spot in the workshop by contacting Ben Wheeler at …

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Fall Turkey Permits Available Aug. 12

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters may begin purchasing fall turkey hunting permits Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Central Time. The fall turkey season is Sept. 15-Jan. 31, 2014. Permits will be available at OutdoorNebraska.org and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission permitting offices. A fall turkey permit is valid statewide and allows a hunter to harvest two turkeys of either sex with a shotgun or archery equipment. Each hunter may have up to two permits. Turkey permits cost $24 for residents, $91 …

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Eugene T. Mahoney SP Belly Flop Contest Canceled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Splash ’n’ Bash, a belly flop contest scheduled for Aug. 10 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, has been canceled for safety reasons. The scheduled buffalo burger meal and live music also have been canceled. Call the park at 402-944-2523 for more information.

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