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Nebraska’s hurricane birds

Contributed by Dr. Mary Bomberger Brown “In the eye of a hurricane, there is quiet for just a moment” –from Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda What’s a Piping Plover to do? After a busy summer nesting in Nebraska you head off to the sunny beaches of south Texas or Florida, or maybe a nice Caribbean Island, for some well-deserved R & R and what happens? You get walloped by not one, but two hurricanes (Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida …

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Kyle Simpson on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Platte River landowner, conservationist, sportsman, expert waterfowl hunter and good friend Kyle Simpson of Elkhorn, NE comes to my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show which uniquely covers the Nebraska outdoor scene. This is a show you won’t want to miss! Hopefully I’ll get Kyle to share more information about his famous ‘cottonwood (grilled) chicken’ recipe with us! Here is a video presentation on this delicious outdoor cooking entrée. The Great Outdoor Radio Show I host airs each and every Saturday morning  from 9-10 a.m. CST on Omaha’s KOZN …

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Wings Over the Platte Features Life on the River

The regions oldest and largest artist exhibit dedicated to life on the Platte River, Wings Over The Platte, opens with a reception tonight (Feb. 13) from 6-8 p.m. at the Venue next to Bartenbach’s Galleries in downtown Grand Island. Hosted by the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, the exhibit is free and open to the public. “It’s a very unique time for us,” Joe Black, Executive Director of the Stuhr Museum, said in reference to the relocation of the …

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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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On the Platte Close to Home

This past week, Game & Parks friends and I enjoyed kayaking and canoeing the Platte River just south/southwest of the Omaha-metro area and sure had a nice trip. Unlike most years in August, the Platte has a good amount of water, look! In your float trip plans, I would be sure to include the scenic stretch of the Platte from Schramm Park State Recreation Area to the Louisville Lakes State Recreation Area which is about 4.9 miles and takes roughly …

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A Mega Meeting

Yesterday, we had one our Southeast Regional/District Mega Meetings of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at Platte River State Park’s Mallet Lodge near Louisville. Monthly meetings (some with work integration) are held within each of the four districts the agency has. The mega meeting is held twice a year in the Commission’s Southeast District where all Game and Parks Commission staffers within or even outside of the region come to hear presentations on cutting edge, timely topics, get updates …

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Low Water

I hate to mention these things, because they are bad news and I do not want to highlight that.  But it is our current reality and it is “news” that some folks will want to know.  Here is a news release that went out last Friday: Fish Salvage Underway in Portion of Platte River LINCOLN, Neb. – Fish salvage has been authorized on the Platte River from Odessa bridge in Buffalo County downstream to its confluence with the Loup River …

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Fish Salvage Underway in Portion of Platte River

LINCOLN, Neb. – Fish salvage has been authorized on the Platte River from Odessa bridge in Buffalo County downstream to its confluence with the Loup River in Platte County. Localized fish die-offs are occurring due to low water flows and high water temperatures. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will allow the harvest of stranded fish of all species – except pallid sturgeon – in that stretch of the Platte River beginning at Interstate 80 Exit 263 from July 13 …

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Bill Oligmueller, Platte River State Park on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Bill Oligmueller, the new Superintendent of Platte River State Park near Louisville, NE comes to my Great Outdoor Radio Show Saturday morning. Below is a pic of Bill.  He’s a great guy and possesses much park experience. You’ll get to know him on the program! Bill and I have a lot to talk about with reference to Platte River State Park which I regard as one of the more scenic ones we have in our Nebraska state park system! Of …

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A Day Late … Again … Sort Of

I added yet another case of “should’ve been here yesterday” to my bourgeoning portfolio last week. Mary Harner from the Crane Trust called to let me know that a whooping crane had been spending the night in front of one of their viewing blinds on the Platte River south of Alda. I’m hoping to get lucky and have a chance to photograph one of those rare birds that has been fitted with a GPS transmitter for a story I’m following …

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