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Hunter education instructor training set in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will provide training June 6 in Lincoln for future hunter education instructors. This free training is required for all individuals who have applied to become firearm and bowhunter education instructors. Others interested in becoming a hunter education instructor who have not yet applied may also attend and complete an application at this training. Teaching materials will be provided. Training will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Game and Parks …

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Family Fishing Event scheduled today in Lincoln canceled

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Family Fishing Event scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Lincoln’s Bowling Lake has been canceled due to excessive heat predicted for today. The next Family Fishing Event in Lincoln is scheduled for Aug. 3 at Holmes Lake. More information on the program is available at OutdoorNebraska.gov/familyfishing and facebook.com/familyfishingnebraska/.

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Name-the-chick Contest – it’s on!!!

It is time to commence the “name-the-chick” contest.  Once again, we look forward to a spirited contest with numerous imaginative entries.  Previous winning names can be viewed here.  Rules and important information are as follows: There is one male Peregrine Falcon chick. The period to submit names is 29 May June to 10:00 a.m. CDT 11 June. From all the entries, finalists will be selected and the public will be allowed to vote on their favorite.  Voting will end 19 June and the …

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Peregrines receive their names

This year’s Peregrine Falcon progeny will now be known as “Meadowlark”, “Goldenrod”, and “Cottonwood” for the state bird, state flower and state tree, respectively.  This is perhaps the most underwhelming announcement of all time because everyone already knew this information.   Nevertheless, the voting was fierce with over 850 ballots cast. Thanks to everyone who submitted entries and voted. Two individuals submitted the winning entry.  Willie Braun of Lincoln, Nebraska, with assistance from Bethany Schmidt, submitted a paper ballot at the …

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Capitol Peregrine progeny takes over in Omaha

Our friends over at the Woodmen (http://falcons.woodmen.org/) in Omaha announced this morning a mystery that was covertly solved late last week.   There is a new male Peregrine Falcon at the Woodmen this spring, supplanting the long-lived Zeus.  Surprise, surprise, the new male Peregrine in Omaha was hatched at the Capitol in 2010.   It has the band combination 57/H and was assigned the name “Mintaka” as a result of our “name-the-chicks” contest. It was just over a week I blogged …

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