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Three Family Ice Fishing clinics scheduled in January

LINCOLN, Neb. – Novices can learn the basics of ice fishing at three free Family Ice Fishing clinics in January. On Jan. 6, the Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host a classroom clinic at Yanney Heritage Park’s Environmental Resource Center in Kearney from 5 – 9 p.m. This clinic will feature presentations by some of Nebraska’s top ice fishermen. An on-ice clinic will be held Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area …

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Family Ice Fishing clinics scheduled in January

LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn the basics of ice fishing or pick up a few new tips at three free Family Ice Fishing clinics in January. On Jan. 6, the Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host a classroom clinic at Yanney Heritage Park’s Environmental Resource Center in Kearney from 5 – 9 p.m. This clinic will feature presentations by some of Nebraska’s top ice fishermen. An on-ice clinic will be held Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at …

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Fort Kearny SRA dump station temporarily closed

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Fort Kearny State Recreation Area (SRA) dump station will be closed for approximately 30 days for renovation and repairs beginning Oct. 23. Park visitors can use the Windmill SRA dump station located at the Gibbon exit off Interstate 80. Water still will be available at Fort Kearny SRA and campers can utilize the hydrants throughout the park to fill their fresh water tanks. Fort Kearny is located southeast of Kearney. A park entry permit is required …

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Becoming an Outdoors-Family Camp set for Aug. 11-13 near Kearney

LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn basic lifelong outdoor skills as a family at the Becoming an Outdoors-Family Camp on Aug. 11-13 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area near Kearney. This workshop is designed for families that are new or novices to outdoor skills and camping. Participants will learn skills such as fishing, camping, outdoor cooking, kayaking, archery, hunting and hiking. They also will learn about nature, wildlife, aquatic life and stargazing. Tents will be provided for those who have none. To …

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View sandhill cranes at Fort Kearny SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Sandhill crane enthusiasts are invited to visit Fort Kearny State Historical Park to enjoy the spring migration. The visitor center will open daily March 3 – April 9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff will answer questions and direct visitors to viewing areas. One popular viewing location is the hike-bike bridge over the Platte River at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. The bridge is one-third mile from the parking area. The best viewing times are a half hour …

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Large Channel Catfish Stocked in Select Urban and Parks Waters

LINCOLN – Young anglers in the Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney areas have a chance to catch some larger stocked channel catfish this summer. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently planted some catfish 5 pounds and larger in those areas. Lake Halleck in Papillion and Bowling Lake in Lincoln each received 60 of the large channel catfish, while Fort Kearny State Recreation Area’s Lake No. 6 received 30. “There are limited numbers of these fish that can be produced in …

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Fort Kearny SRA Program to Teach Families Outdoor Skills Aug. 12-14

LINCOLN – Enjoy family time and learning new skills at the Becoming an Outdoors-Family program on Aug. 12-14 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. Participants will learn basic outdoor skills in a fun, relaxed environment while working with expert instructors. Individual workshops will cover a variety of outdoor sports, such as fishing, camping, outdoor cooking and archery. “Our workshops are open to all types of families,” said Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Outdoor Education Specialist Christy Christiansen. “Bring your grandchild, …

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View Sandhill Cranes at Fort Kearny SHP and SRA

LINCOLN – Sandhill crane enthusiasts are invited to visit Fort Kearny State Historical Park and State Recreation Area to enjoy the spring migration. The visitor center will open daily March 5 – April 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff will answer questions and direct visitors to viewing areas. One popular viewing location is the hike-bike bridge over the Platte River at the recreation area. The bridge is one-third mile from the parking area. The best viewing times are a half …

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Learn Outdoor Skills as a Family at Fort Kearny SRA

LINCOLN – Learn lifelong outdoor skills as a family at the Becoming an Outdoors-Family workshop Aug. 8-9 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park and State Recreation Area. Skills learned will help families enjoy the outdoors, create memories and start new traditions. Those skills include fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking, aquatic education, outdoor cooking, archery and air guns. Free time may be spent enjoying swimming, disc golf, sand volleyball or visiting nearby Fort Kearny State Historical Park. The fee is $60 for …

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Learn Outdoor Skills as Family at Fort Kearny SRA Workshop

LINCOLN – It’s not too late to schedule some family time outdoors by participating in the Becoming an Outdoors-Family workshop Aug. 8-9 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. This Nebraska Game and Parks Commission workshop is designed so participants can learn a variety of skills as a family and spend more time together outdoors. Activities to be taught include cooking, shooting sports, fishing, aquatic ecology, kayaking, geocaching, bird watching, hiking, swimming, sand volleyball and disc golf. The fee is $99 …

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