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National Walk at Lunch Day to Benefit Nebraska Trails

LINCOLN, Neb. – April 24 is National Walk at Lunch Day. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska will contribute $20 to the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation for each organization that registers to walk. The Foundation will use the money to maintain and expand some of the state’s 1,236 miles of trails. Schools, businesses, organizations and individuals can visit www.nebraskablue.com to register. Participants choose a time and place to walk that is most convenient, perhaps even walking one of …

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Southeast District Birding Day Set for May 15

LINCOLN, Neb. – The public is invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Southeast District Birding Day on May 15 at Schramm Park State Recreation Area. This free day of birding will begin at 7:30 at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium, located 7 miles south of Gretna on Nebraska Highway 31. Participants should bring binoculars, field guides, insect repellant, sunscreen and clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. A lunch will be served for $5. Interested persons should contact …

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Guide Rock Crop Stubble Meeting Rescheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Nebraska Game and Parks Commission public informational meeting in Guide Rock to discuss crop stubble management has been rescheduled for May 1. It was postponed April 18 because of inclement weather. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Guide Rock Community Center, 120 W. Douglas St. Game and Parks recently was awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Nebraska Environmental Trust to enroll tall wheat and milo stubble into the Crop Stubble Management, …

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Hunters Should Be Wary of Cattle at Oak Glen WMA

LINCOLN, Neb. – Spring turkey hunters are reminded to close all gates at Oak Glen Wildlife Management Area in Seward County, as cattle will be grazing on the northern portion of the 633-acre area beginning May 1, weather permitting. Grazing is a grassland management tool that will increase the growth of legumes and forbs, improving the native prairie for grassland species. Oak Glen WMA is located 1½ miles north of Garland. The spring turkey season closes May 31.

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Get Outdoors for Great Park Pursuit

LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy time outdoors with family and friends and create opportunities to win prizes in the annual Great Park Pursuit. Registration is open for the 2013 event, which encourages healthy outdoor lifestyles and increases awareness of recreational opportunities through visits to Nebraska parks. Individuals or teams may visit 20 participating local, state or federal parks May 1 through Sept. 16. They follow clues at each park to locate a post, where they make a tracing of a nature …

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Elk Tag to Be Auctioned at Nebraska Big Game Society Dinner

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Nebraska resident bull elk tag will be auctioned off at the Nebraska Big Game Society annual meeting and dinner April 25 in Lincoln. The event is from 5-9 p.m. at Wilderness Ridge, 1800 Wilderness Woods Place. Other auction items include Canadian and Alaskan fishing trips and lifetime hunt/fish permit with habitat stamp. There also will be discussions about bighorn sheep, elk and mountain lion populations, as well as 2013 projects. Contact Jon Thomas for more information …

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Nebraskans Can Fish for Millions

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska is one of 22 states where fishing could be a little more exciting this year. It is participating in the Cabela’s Fish for Millions contest. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently tagged many 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. Anglers must register …

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Mahoney SP to Host Disc Golf Tournament

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Midwest Regional Cass County Championship of the World Disc Golf Tournament will be held May 5 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m., a players’ meeting at 9:30 a.m., and the first of two rounds of competition begins at 10 a.m. There will be a cash prize in the professional division. Register at shopoutdoornebraska.ne.gov/Events. Call 402-944-2523 for more information. A park entry permit is required.

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Residents May Enter Nebraska Super Tag Lottery

LINCOLN, Neb. – Beginning April 15, Nebraska hunters may enter the Nebraska Super Tag Lottery for a chance to win a four-species permit. A nonrefundable $25 lottery application fee will give hunters the opportunity to win a tag that is valid in 2013 and 2014 and has a bag limit of one elk of either sex, one deer of either sex, one antelope of either sex and two turkeys (only toms and bearded hens may be taken in the spring). …

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Practice Safety While Hunting Turkeys

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters are urged to be safe when they take to the field for spring turkey hunting. As of April 13, spring turkey season is open to hunters using archery equipment and shotguns. The season closes May 31. The main cause of turkey hunting incidents each year is when a hunter does not identify the target or know what is beyond it. This can result in one hunter accidentally shooting another. “Always identify the target as a turkey …

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