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View greater prairie-chickens from Burchard WMA blinds

Wildlife enthusiasts can observe the courtship ritual of the greater prairie-chicken in southeastern Nebraska. Approximately 20 birds have been using a lek at Burchard Wildlife Management Area in Pawnee County. A lek is a specific area where the birds gather to display their mating rituals year after year. The public is invited to view the spectacular mating rituals of the male prairie-chickens. Viewers will be able to interact in the bird’s environment and see the importance for conservation of habitat …

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Upland Slam challenge begins Sept. 1

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters again are challenged to go afield with family and friends this fall to complete the Nebraska Upland Slam by harvesting all four of Nebraska’s primary upland game bird species. The challenge of the Upland Slam, a partnership among the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Pheasants Forever, Inc., and Quail Forever, is to harvest a ring-necked pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse, greater prairie-chicken and northern bobwhite quail in Nebraska this season. Successful hunters upload a photo of each harvested …

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Ahrens first to complete 2020 Nebraska Upland Slam

LINCOLN, Neb. – Payne Ahrens used his job as a farm hand to his advantage before last month’s upland bird season opener. While harvesting corn for his employer, the Superior man also was scouting for his hunt. This paid off as he found the ground and, on opening morning Oct. 31, the birds. As a result, he became the first hunter to complete 2020 Nebraska Upland Slam. The challenge of the Upland Slam, a partnership among the Nebraska Game and …

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More than 100 hunters complete Nebraska Upland Slam

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The second year of the Nebraska Upland Slam gave more than 200 hunters a reason to take advantage of the state’s excellent mixed-bag hunting opportunities. The Nebraska Upland Slam, a partnership between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska chapter of Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever, challenged hunters to harvest all four of Nebraska’s primary upland game bird species – ring-necked pheasant, northern bobwhite quail, sharp-tailed grouse, and greater prairie-chicken during a single hunting season In all, …

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Fifteen hunters complete 2019 Upland Slam

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Pheasant and northern bobwhite hunting seasons opened in Nebraska on Oct. 26, allowing 15 hunters to become the first to complete Upland Slams for 2019. The Upland Slam challenges hunters to try to harvest all four upland bird species in Nebraska – ring-necked pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse, greater prairie-chicken and northern bobwhite. The seasons for sharp-tailed grouse, greater prairie-chicken opened Sept. 1. So far, 162 hunters have harvested a least one bird in the Slam. In addition to …

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Upland bird opportunities await Nebraska hunters this fall

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Another fall of diverse upland bird hunting opportunities awaits Nebraska hunters. The Southwest and Panhandle regions will provide the best hunting opportunities for pheasants, with more publicly accessible lands – primarily Open Fields and Waters – available in the Southwest, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s 2019 Upland Gamebird Hunting Outlook. Overwinter survival was relatively high for pheasants this year but the cool, wet conditions that persisted into May and June likely had a negative …

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Nebraska Upland Slam succeeds in getting hunters afield

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The inaugural Nebraska Upland Slam gave more than 200 hunters a reason to take advantage of Nebraska’s top-notch mixed-bag hunting opportunities. The Nebraska Upland Slam, a partnership between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska chapter of Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever, challenged hunters to harvest all four of Nebraska’s primary upland gamebird species, including ring-necked pheasants, sharp-tailed grouse, greater prairie-chickens and northern bobwhites. In all, 140 hunters – ranging in age from 13 to 75 years …

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Ten hunters have completed Nebraska Upland Slam

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Ten hunters have completed the Nebraska Upland Slam as of Oct. 30, conquering the challenge to harvest four species of upland game birds in the state. Those who have completed the Slam are: Patrick Breitkreutz, Ord; Mark Frickel, North Platte; Wayne Hahn, Aurora; Aaron Herring, Alma; Charles Krysl, McCook; John Laux, Alma; Ken Loth, Omaha; Glenn Obermeier, Aurora; Brad Snyder, Aurora; and Chris Varney, Ansley. The Nebraska Upland Slam concept is simple: Hunters must harvest a ring-necked …

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Hunters accepting the challenge of Nebraska Upland Slam

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LINCOLN, Neb. – With prairie grouse season in full swing, many upland hunters have accepted the Nebraska Upland Slam challenge, harvesting sharp-tailed grouse and greater prairie-chickens on both public and private lands throughout the state. “The Upland Slam is meant to bring awareness to the excellent mixed bag opportunities we have in our state,” said John Laux, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s upland habitat and access program manager. The Nebraska Upland Slam concept is simple: Hunters must harvest a …

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New for hunters: Nebraska Upland Slam

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Challenge yourself to harvest four upland bird species and complete a Nebraska Upland Slam. The Nebraska Upland Slam encourages hunters to try to take a ring-necked pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse, greater prairie chicken and northern bobwhite in the state. The Slam is sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever. “Hunters have long known Nebraska to be an upland bird hunter’s paradise, the mixed bag capital,” said Game and Parks Director Jim …

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