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Commission approves 2020 bighorn sheep season

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved the authorization of one lottery permit for the 2020 bighorn sheep season when it met Aug. 28 at Fort Robinson State Park. The Commission also approved a Bighorn Sheep Management Plan that has a goal of establishing a self-sustaining, free-ranging bighorn sheep population in all areas of suitable habitat in Nebraska. There are many challenges facing bighorn sheep, including disease, predation, and habitat loss or fragmentation. In response, the Commission …

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Commission approves 2019 bighorn sheep season

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a bighorn sheep season for 2019. It authorized one auction and one lottery permit for the season at its meeting Aug. 16 in Valentine. In addition, the drawing for the 2018 bighorn sheep lottery permit was held, with David Hunter of Auburn the winner. There were 2,279 applications in the lottery. The 2018 season is Nov. 27 to Dec. 22. The other business, the Commission: — took public input regarding …

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Commission approves 2018 waterfowl hunting recommendations

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved 2018 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its March 16 meeting in Columbus. The recommendations for white-fronted goose season proposed a change from a 74-day season to an 88-day season and from a three-bird daily bag limit to two. Most other waterfowl season recommendations included only calendar date adjustments. The approved recommendations are: Early Teal – Low Plains: Sept. 1-16; High Plains: Sept. 1-9; Daily bag limit: six; Possession limit: Three …

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Commission to consider mountain lion management plan at Oct. 20 meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a mountain lion management plan when it meets Oct. 20 in Omaha. The public is invited to attend the 8 a.m. meeting, which will take place in the Innovation Space at Kiewit University, 1450 Mike Fahey St. Mountain lions are an important component of the state’s biodiversity, and the mountain lion management plan is intended to guide management decisions based on the agency’s mission, as well as on the …

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Commission Approves Grant Awards for Outdoor Recreation Projects

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved grant awards for the 2015 Land and Water Conservation Fund Stateside Assistance Program (LWCF) at a meeting Jan. 15 in Lincoln. The LWCF is a program administered by the National Park Service for outdoor recreation projects. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, baseball fields, soccer fields, swimming pools, picnicking facilities, playgrounds, park acquisition and development, shelter houses and related support facilities. All projects must encourage outdoor recreation. Project sponsors …

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Commissioners Approve Waterfowl Recommendations

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners approved recommendations for the 2014 waterfowl and crow hunting seasons at a meeting Aug. 29 in Grand Island. The 2014 waterfowl and crow seasons are: Duck and Coot – Zone 1: Oct. 11-Dec. 23; Zone 2: Oct. 4-Dec. 16 in Low Plains and Oct.4-Dec. 16 and Jan. 4-25 in High Plains; Zone 3: Oct. 22-Jan. 3 in Low Plains and Oct. 22-Jan. 3 and Jan. 4-25 in High Plains; Zone …

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Commissioners Open Entire State to Teal Hunting

LINCOLN – All of Nebraska will be open for teal hunting in 2014. The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners adopted changes to teal and youth waterfowl hunting seasons at their meeting July 11 at Niobrara State Park (SP). The commissioners created new zone boundaries. The High Plains Zone encompasses the western half of the state and the Low Plains Zone the eastern half. Previously, teal hunting was generally restricted to the southern half of the state. The 2014 …

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Commissioners Approve Bonus Points for Elk Permits

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners approved a bonus point system for general bull elk permits at their meeting Jan. 17 in Lincoln. The system will give people who have applied for a bull elk permit and been unsuccessful one or more years a better chance of drawing a permit. Beginning in 2014, a person will receive a bonus point each time he or she applies for but does not receive a permit. In subsequent years, applicants will …

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Commission Meeting to Discuss Elk Permits

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners will consider a bonus point system for general bull elk permits when they meet Jan. 17 in Lincoln. If passed, the system would give people who have applied for a bull elk permit and been unsuccessful one or more years a better chance of drawing a permit. Beginning in 2014, a person would receive a bonus point each time he or she applies for but does not receive a permit. In subsequent …

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