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Maximilian-Bodmer Show at the Great Plains Art Museum

When Prince Maximilian contracted the services of artist Karl Bodmer to join him on a 2,500 mile expedition through North America in 1832, a masterful narrative of the existence of the Plains Indian was created.  Their two year travels would culminate in a journey up the Missouri River via steam ship, then keel boat, where stops at camps and trading posts gave Bodmer the opportunity to recreate village scenes, landscapes and portraits of the Plains Indians in remarkable watercolor detail. …

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Eight Hunters Rescued from Boats on Freezing Missouri River

LINCOLN – Eight hunters and a dog were rescued by helicopter from two boats stranded in the rapidly freezing Missouri River just east of Santee on Thursday. There were no injuries. A Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) helicopter from its Aviation Support Division in Lincoln pulled the hunters from the boats two at a time by mid-afternoon. There were four hunters in each boat. The boats had been blocked by ice in the river, and attempts by Nebraska Game and Parks …

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Volunteers Needed for Verdel Missouri River Cleanup

LINCOLN, Neb. – Volunteers are needed for the inaugural Verdel Missouri River Cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 5. The cleanup will comb sandbars and islands for trash along a 39-mile stretch of the river. The Missouri National Recreational River and Niobrara State Park (SP) are sponsoring the event, which begins with registration at 8 a.m. at the Verdel boat ramp and ends at noon with a cookout for volunteers. Boats from the National Park Service, Niobrara SP and partner agencies will …

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Good Sticks

In my work I meet a lot of people (many of you will have to forgive me, because I cannot remember everyone; never hesitate to remind me if you have met me before).  Most of the folks I interact with are Nebraskans and of course are fishermen and fisherwomen.  I was talking to one last weekend.  He started showing me fish pictures, and then commented that I probably get tired of seeing fish pictures.  Are you kidding?  I love seeing …

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Thank You!

I am thrilled whenever I hear about folks taking ownership in our natural resources.  Yes, I work as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission and we are responsible for the stewardship of the state’s fisheries resources, but I will always tell you that those resources belong to you!  They belong to the people, they are your resources, my resources.  I have said before that I do not care how big or how little the project or …

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HOLY COW! Big Blue!

By now many Nebraska anglers may have seen the photos of a big blue catfish that was recently caught.  I fired up my computer this morning and saw this. I have said before that there have been darned few verified catches of triple-digit fish from Nebraska waters, so any catch like that is a notable catch!  I have spent some time today trying to run down more details, and so far have not been able to find out much more. …

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Missouri River Update

I got this update on Missouri River flows recently: NEWS  RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 11, 2013 Contact: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division Phone: (402) 995-2420 (888) 835-5971 E-mail: Monique.l.farmer@usace.army.mil Omaha, Neb. — Despite wetter-than-normal conditions across much of the Missouri River basin during May, drought persists across much of the region and mainstem reservoir levels remain below normal. “Even though rainfall was two to three times normal in eastern Montana, and western North Dakota during May, runoff …

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Adventure Report, June 5, 2013

A couple of months ago I warned that I would be “out of the office” as much as possible.  Well, I have been; have enjoyed this spring immensely.  In fact I have enjoyed it so much that I have not given a fishing report recently.  Time to get caught up. . . . Lewis & Clark To start, I have to go back a couple weeks, back before the Memorial Day holiday.  Some of the Nebraska Walleye Association folks, http://www.nebraskawalleye.com/ …

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A Plug for the CRP

I ALWAYS like to get a plug in for the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program when there is a sign up period happening for it. In fact, we are in the midst of one right now and it continues through June 14th! Let me tell you, in today’s world, there is no other conservation program that has done so much for habitat on such a broad scale for so many different wildlife species than the CRP. I know first hand as …

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River Cleanup Planned at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ponca State Park and the Missouri National Recreational River are seeking volunteers for the inaugural Mighty Mo Annual Cleanup on April 20. This is an effort to remove trash and debris from the banks and sandbars left by the 2011 flood and exposed by the drought of 2012. Volunteers will meet at the park’s boat ramp at 8 a.m. Boats will transport volunteers to cleanup sites, where work will conclude at 11:30 a.m. A lunch will be …

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