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That’s Water-clover

Not a lucky four-leaf clover. Every now and then, I get a familiar call: “I found a huge patch of four-leaf clovers in a wetland. What’s going on?” I respond: “Those are water-clover leaves, not those of the lucky four-leaf clover. So cancel the trip to Vegas.” Once, a perplexed biologist studying waterfowl food habits in playa wetlands called: “I found this big, dark brown seed in a duck’s crop and can’t figure out what plant it is from.” To …

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Everyone Needs a Good Net Man

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Found this posted on the PK Lures FaceBook page.  This is about the worst job you can do netting a fish! Be selective when choosing your net man!PKLure.com#ohno Posted by PK Lures on Thursday, April 18, 2019 That is why everyone needs a good net man! Keep the net out of the water until the fish is ready, don’t rush it. Hold the net in the water and lead the fish into the net, HEAD FIRST! Then and only then, …

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Take ‘Em Fishing, LIVE On-Air!

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I am betting most of you have heard of our Take ‘Em Fishing campaign by now.  If not, let me tell you that the list of prizes is impressive! 2019 Take ‘Em Fishing Prizes Gear Bass Tracker Classic fishing boat — a value of $12,000. Donated by Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation and Bass Pro Shops CampChef stove from Vista Outdoors Lodge cast iron cookware from Vista Outdoors Darin Erstad autographed baseball Lifetime 10-foot Tamarack Angler kayak donated by The Nebraska Fish and Game Association Rod holders donated …

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Lower Platte Sandpit State Recreation Areas

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We all know of the extensive flooding that occurred in Nebraska back in March.  Needless to say many folks were impacted and many are still recovering.  That includes fish & wildlife and recreation areas especially State Recreation Areas along the lower Platte River, Fremont Lakes, Two Rivers and Louisville SRA’s.  Progress is being made and some of those areas are starting to re-open: Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area reopen after flooding LINCOLN, Neb. – Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area has …

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“Hi, Puppy!”

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My standard greeting for a new dog I encounter is to hold out my hand and say, “Hi, Puppy!”  I do not know if the dogs like that greeting or not.  At least I have not been bitten yet. I was walking around the neighborhood the other day and saw a pretty red dog watching me from someone’s backyard.  I think he wanted to come out and play: That was a good-looking dog, wonder where I could get one? OK, …

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Turkey Down!

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As promised, I have been trying to spend as little time in the office as possible.  Slipped out west for some family celebrations a while back, and while I was out there managed to sneak away for some quiet time with the turkeys. I grew up in North Platte and in those younger days spent a lot of time roaming the loess canyons southeast of town.  I am old enough to tell you that back then there were no turkeys …

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Take ‘Em Bowfishing!

Taking someone new out fishing in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s new fishing challenge doesn’t just apply to hook-and-line angling. Nope. Not by a long shot. Not when there is the action-packed thrills of shooting nongame fish like Asian carp with a bow and arrow to be had in Nebraska waters! Current, avid bowfishers in Nebraska are being encouraged to get others involved in the new and exciting Nebraska fishing challenge called Take ‘Em Fishing, whereby someone new is …

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Holmes Lake Clean-Up

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Want to give some publicity to this event! Holmes Lake Clean Up Family Fishing Day, May 4 at Holmes Lake Park The NEFGA and Inspiring Growth Community, LLC have joined together to bring a community event at Holmes Lake Park starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. With your help, we'll first spend some time gathering up the litter along the lake and adjoining areas. The Nebraska Game and Parks Department Fisheries Division will be on hand with loaner …

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Great Advice!

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There is no doubt spring is the most popular time of year for fishing.  Everyone thinks they are an angler in spring (or at least everyone should think that!).  The spring fever runs high and folks just cannot wait to get on the water and catch some fish.  Problem is with relatively cold water temperatures, the bite can be tougher than hoped for. Walleyes are the fish most preferred by Nebraska anglers, and as a cool-water fish they can be …

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Community Fishing Events, 2019

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Simply want to post up the schedule of Family Fishing Events for this year: Actually, I should not call them all “Family Fishing Events”.  Notice the different labeling for different events, we want to have a little different emphasis on these events.  Oh certainly, we want families to come, but it is also more than that.  Also notice some events where we are going to offer an introduction to more specialized fishing techniques. Of course the ever-popular Carp-O-Rama events are …

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