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Brainard meeting will discuss formation of prescribed burn association

LINCOLN, Neb. – Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host a meeting Feb. 19 to discuss the formation of a prescribed burn association covering Butler and Saunders counties. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Oak Creek Sporting Club southeast of Brainard. With the increase in demand and need for prescribed burning to improve wildlife habitat, increase pasture forage value, restore native woodlands, control eastern red cedars, …

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State Habitat Meeting set for Feb. 9 in Kearney

LINCOLN, Neb. – The annual Nebraska State Habitat Meeting, hosted by Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, will be held Feb. 9 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney. The meeting, which is open to the public, will include presentations on wildlife, wildlife habitat and education. For more information or to register, visit NebraskaPF.com or call 308-850-8395. Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to …

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Prescribed burn training workshops scheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host prescribed burn training workshops across the state early in 2019. These workshops will provide guidance and instruction for completing safe and effective prescribed fires. Landowners, resource professionals, volunteer fire departments and other interested persons are invited to attend. No prior burn experience is required. Most workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Basic workshops will be held Jan. 17 in Grand Island and Wayne, Jan. 23 …

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Arapahoe habitat tour to focus on cover crops

LINCOLN, Neb. – The public is invited to attend a free workshop on the use of cover crops Aug. 21 in Arapahoe. Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host this habitat tour from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ella Missing Community Center, 411 6th St. The workshop will include topics such as grazing covers, soil health and financial assistance. There also will be a producer panel and field tour. Lunch is provided. Contact Andy …

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Nebraska Pheasants Forever mentored youth hunting program celebrates 20 years

LINCOLN – This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nebraska’s mentored youth hunting program, which has grown to be one of the largest in the nation. Nebraska’s mentored youth hunting program began with six Pheasants Forever chapters – Cornhusker, Elkhorn Valley, Great Plains, Loup/Platte Ringnecks, Otoe County, and Republican Valley – in 1996. These chapters sought a solution to declining hunter numbers and wanted to provide youth the opportunity to hunt in Nebraska. In the first year, 207 volunteer mentors …

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Participate in Mentored Youth Hunts This Fall

LINCOLN – Recent Hunter Education graduates have an opportunity to learn more about hunting and shooting this fall through two mentored hunting programs. A joint effort of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Pheasant Forever and Quail Forever, these programs allow participants to take their new-found skills into the field, paired up with adult mentors. The programs are: Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Youth Mentored Hunt Program – This program, coordinated by Pheasant Forever and Quail Forever chapters around …

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Producers Have Jan. 15 Deadline to Apply for Grassland Bird Habitat Funding

LINCOLN – Producers in south central and southeastern Nebraska have until Jan. 15 to apply for funding to help improve grasslands for grazing and wildlife. A partnership has been formed among the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Pheasants Forever, Audubon Nebraska, and other entities through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Grassland Bird Initiative will provide RCPP funding to 15 counties. Through the Grassland Bird Initiative, NRCS provides financial …

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Meeting to Discuss Pollinators Sept. 18 in Nebraska City

LINCOLN – The public is invited to an informational meeting regarding the importance of pollinators on Sept. 18 in Nebraska City. This free event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Missouri River Visitors Center, 100 Valmont Drive. Discussion topics will include the benefits of pollinators, pollinators in the Midwest, importance of pollinator habitat, and programs to help pollinators. The meeting’s guest speakers will be Pete Berthelsen of Pheasants Forever Inc. & Quail Forever Inc., Erin …

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Prescribed Burn Training Workshops Scheduled

LINCOLN – Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host prescribed burn training workshops for landowners across the state in the coming weeks. These workshops are for beginning to intermediate burners and cover fire behavior, proper equipment and safety techniques, as well as ways to plan for burns to minimize risk. All workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop schedule is: – Jan. 15 – Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension Office, 444 Cherry Creek …

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Prescribed Burn Training Workshops Scheduled

LINCOLN – Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host prescribed burn training workshops for landowners across the state in the coming weeks. Basic workshops are for beginning to intermediate burners and cover fire behavior, proper equipment and safety techniques, and ways to plan for burns to minimize risk. Advanced workshops will build on the basic trainings and be suitable for experienced burners seeking additional training in pre-planning and implementing a complex burn. Schedules for both basic …

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