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Access to Hudson Lake closed due to poor road conditions

LINCOLN, Neb. – Access to Hudson Lake in Cherry County temporarily is closed because of poor road conditions. Hudson Lake, which is about 24 miles southwest of Valentine, is available for public recreation when conditions allow through the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Open Fields and Waters Program, including daytime ice-fishing from December through February. Conditions will be assessed on a weekly basis to determine the lake’s reopening.

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Access needed for Mentored Youth Archery Program

LINCOLN, Neb. – A youth hunting program that also teaches key life skills such as preparation, discipline and socialization is in critical need of accessible private land to act as an outdoor classroom. Access has been the greatest limiting factor to the program. More youth archers can participate if more land partners can provide access. The Mentored Youth Archery Program reaches 100 youth in eastern and central Nebraska. The program is a nearly year-round effort of adult-mentors working with their …

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Be wary of limited access at recreation, wildlife areas

LINCOLN, Neb. – Access at many state recreation and wildlife management areas may be limited or restricted because of high water after recent heavy rains in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds people not to drive through flood water. High water can sweep vehicles away and hide underwater hazards. Game and Parks also reminds boaters of the potential hazard from floating debris that may become dislodged during high water level events at reservoirs. The only usable boat …

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Access to Blue Lake closed temporarily

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is temporarily closing access to Blue Lake in the Sandhills of Garden County while the ground thaws. Commission fisheries staff decided this week to close the 2.7-mile two-track trail through private property because of poor road conditions brought on by a wet spring. A lease agreement between the Commission and a private landowner provides access to the remote lake. The Commission will reopen the road when conditions improve. Several sandhill lakes …

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