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Commission adopts mountain lion management plan

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted a mountain lion management plan Oct. 20 at its meeting in Omaha. Mountain lions are an important component of the state’s biodiversity, and the mountain lion management plan is intended to guide management decisions based on the agency’s mission, as well as on the goals and principles stated in the plan. Following a public hearing, the commission rejected a staff recommendation to change shooting hours for small game, including pheasant, …

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Commission approves 2018 bighorn sheep season

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a bighorn sheep season for 2018. It authorized one auction and one lottery permit for the season at its meeting Aug. 17 in North Platte. In addition, the drawing for the 2017 bighorn sheep lottery permit was held, with Frank Nemeth of Chadron the winner. There were 2,754 applications in the lottery. The 2017 season is Nov. 28 to Dec. 22. In other business, the commission: — amended fisheries aquaculture …

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Commission to consider bighorn sheep season at meeting in North Platte

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a staff recommendation to authorize one auction and one lottery permit for the 2018 bighorn sheep season when it meets Aug. 17 in North Platte. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road. Also on the agenda are staff recommendations to: — amend fisheries aquaculture regulations regarding the application for importation of aquatic organisms and requirements related …

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Commission adopts big game recommendations

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted staff recommendations for 2017 big game hunting seasons at its meeting April 21 in Norfolk. Among the big game changes to Commission orders: — Twenty-six either-sex and 54 doe/fawn antelope permits were added in units in the southern Panhandle. — Three cow elk permits were added in the Ash Creek Unit. — Antlerless-only whitetail permits were reduced in several eastern units. — Permits in southwest units were changed to increase …

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Nebraska Game and Parks Commission sets 2017-18 waterfowl season dates

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved 2017-18 waterfowl season dates during a March 17 meeting in Grand Island. The Commission adopted waterfowl season orders that include opening the early teal season on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend – a week earlier than staff had proposed and the same as the 2016 teal season – as well as discontinuing the Public Nuisance and Health Hazard Order for crows in Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney, Lincoln and …

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Commission adopts changes to boating regulations

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Jan. 20 adopted amended regulations that will allow people to obtain boating safety certification via an online course. The amended regulation will help streamline boater education by increasing opportunities for constituents, while retaining the classroom and home-study options for obtaining certification. Any boat operator born after Dec. 31, 1985 must have successfully completed the Nebraska boating safety course and be in possession of a valid certificate. Another boating regulation amendment …

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Commission to consider changes to boating regulations

(corrects fifth paragraph) LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider at its Jan. 20 meeting a regulation amendment that would allow people to obtain boating safety certification via an online course. The meeting is at 8 a.m. in the third-floor conference room of the Commission’s Lincoln headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St. If passed, the amended regulation would help streamline boater education by increasing opportunities for constituents, while retaining the classroom and home-study options for obtaining certification. …

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Commission approves Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved the Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan at its meeting Oct. 21 at Ponca State Park (SP). The plan will serve as a road map for future development and desired conditions at Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas (SRA) for the next 20 years. Among the plans goals are to provide quality memorable experiences for users through diverse recreational opportunities, to increase visitation during non-peak periods, and to protect threatened …

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Commission to consider Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a staff recommendation to approve the Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan when it meets Oct. 21 at Ponca State Park (SP). If approved, the plan would serve as a road map for future development and desired conditions at the Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala for the next 20 years. More information about the proposed plan is available at OutdoorNebraska.gov/LakeMcConaughyPlan. The Commission meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at Ponca SP’s …

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Commission Adopts Some Fee Increases, Recognizes Partners

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted fee increases to some permits and stamps at its meeting Aug. 18 in Broken Bow. Fee increases, which will take effect with 2017 permits, were approved for several permits, including hunting, big game, fishing, and paddlefish, as well as for habitat, aquatic habitat and Nebraska migratory waterfowl stamps. Some issuing and application fees also were increased. To see a list of fee changes, go to OutdoorNebraska.org/FeeChanges. Proposed increases to park entry …

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