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May outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission important dates in May. May 8 – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission meeting, Lincoln May 18-June 5 – Eligible landowners may apply for one elk permit May 31 – Spring turkey seasons close In a proactive effort to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Game and Parks has cancelled all agency-sponsored events scheduled through May 31. Game and Parks aims to protect …

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Commission takes measures to keep staff, public safe in response to virus

LINCOLN, Neb. – In a proactive effort to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at its facilities, parks and events, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is limiting some public access. The Commission aims to protect its staff and customers by removing opportunities for crowds to gather at facilities and events and by maintaining clean facilities. To do so, the agency has taken the following steps: — All agency-sponsored events and activities scheduled through May 31 …

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Wild Game Cooking Seminar

Hunter Angler Gardener Cook blogger Hank Shaw will visit Nebraska on this latest book tour. By Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley Award-winning Hunter Angler Gardener Cook blogger Hank Shaw will visit the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln to talk about wild game on Oct. 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The seminar will show hunters how to get more out of their wild game and fish through new cooking tips and techniques, with a focus on upland birds. Shaw will …

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September Outdoor Calendar

LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in September: Sept. 1 – Hunting seasons open for cottontail, jackrabbit, dove, snipe, grouse, rail, raccoon and opossum Sept. 1 – Archery, Season Choice, River Antlerless, Statewide Whitetail Buck, Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Youth, and Landowner deer hunting seasons open Sept. 1, 15 – Ladies Day at the Range, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, 6:30-8 p.m., 402-471-5662 Sept. …

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Enjoy Autumn Activities in State Parks

LINCOLN – Create a family tradition of celebrating autumn in one of Nebraska’s state parks. Parks statewide have planned events to help families enjoy the fall. Halloween events, including pumpkin carving, costume contests and haunted hayrack rides are scheduled throughout October at Eugene T. Mahoney, Platte River and Ponca state parks. Go back in time with living history events Oct. 18 at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (SHP) and Oct. 19 at Arbor Lodge SHP. Call Rock Creek for …

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Great Plains Connections: Much to do in southwest Nebraska

If you live in southwest Nebraska there is no way that you should ever say you are bored. Our glorious state has never-ending outdoor experiences that everyone can take part in. There is so much to do in southwest Nebraska like viewing the vast number of birds migrating through our state at this very moment. Get out and enjoy hiking, biking, tours, chickens on the leks, the return of the cranes and of course fishing on open water and who …

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Attend the Missouri River Outdoor Expo on Omaha’s WOWT Channel 6

The massive Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park (www.missouririverexpo.com) is in the crosshairs for my Weekly TV Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT Channel 6 (www.wowt.com) live this Thursday at 6 p.m CST during the sportscast. Greg Ortiz of the Channel 6 Sports Machine and I are gonna show you why you and your family should attend this grand-scale expo which is one of the largest in the nation! There will be more than 80 hands-on outdoor activities for you and the kids to …

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High School Bass Fishing Champs on Talk Radio

You’ve most likely seen them on TV with me and Omaha’s Channel 6 crew… Now, you’ll meet them on talk radio. Gretna High Juniors Eric Soe (left of me) and Payne Ahrens (right of me), Nebraska’s 2013 State High School Bass Fishing Champions, visit with you on my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning! Hey, these fellas really know bass fishin’ and their preparin’ to go to the next level of competition (http://gretnabass.com/) Don’t miss an opportunity to chat with …

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Preview of Indian Cave’s Outdoor Adventure Day on WOWT Outdoors

I’ll be previewing Indian Cave State Park’s big Spring Outdoor Adventure Day taking place this Earth Day Saturday on my WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Weekly Outdoor Report. There will be lots of fun things for you and your family to see, do and even sample! Ever been to Indian Cave State Park about 90-minutes south of Omaha? Look below, it’s gorgeous! The Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and on its website @  www.wowt.com airs LIVE on Thursday nights at 6 …

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Planning your Nebraska Outdoor Vacation? I can help!

In the process of planning your Nebraska outdoor vacation?  Being a lifelong Nebraskan coupled with my 34-plus years of  well-traveled Game and Parks experience and enormous amount of time spent in the field, I think I can help you or at least show a place in Nebraska where you have not been that may intrigue you! You’re invited to join me to join me at the Ak-sar-ben Aquarium.Outdoor Education Center in the Schramm Park SRA just south of Gretna, NE from …

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