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Commissioners to Consider Waterfowl Regulations

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners will consider the 2013 waterfowl regulations when they meet Aug. 30 in Valentine. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. at the Niobrara Lodge, 803 E. U.S. Hwy. 30. The recommendations include waterfowl seasons and increases in daily bag limits for teal, canvasbacks, scaup and Canada geese. They also include a change in format of the Light Goose Conservation Order from three zones to two and a change in the …

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Living History Scheduled at Fort Kearny SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy living history demonstrations Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park near Kearney. The Labor Day weekend includes re-enactors in a soldiers’ camp, as well as demonstrations of many trades and a 2 p.m. daily cannon firing. A park entry permit is required. For more information, contact the park at 308-865-5305.

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2013 Nebraska State Parks Fall Calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers the following fall park calendar of events, from Labor Day weekend through the end of the year, to help Nebraskans plan trips to state park areas. A park entry permit is required. Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP) – Nebraska City, 402-873-7222; Applejack Festival, Sept. 21-22; Living History Day, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20 Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP – North Platte, 308-535-8035; Christmas at the Cody’s, Dec. …

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Living History Set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Volunteers will portray life at an 1820s military post during Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park Aug. 31-Sept. 1. There will be several hands-on activities for all ages from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch, then watch as children learn how to make butter, spin, attend the post school and try their hand in the new archeology room. Period dancers will perform Aug. 31 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 …

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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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