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Wetland conditions improve across most of Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Wetland conditions across most of the state have improved recently, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. On Oct. 11, Game and Parks released an update on the status of Rainwater Basin wetlands, as well as pumping plans for waterfowl hunting seasons. “Due to cooler temperatures and increased rainfall, conditions throughout most of the state and in many Rainwater Basin wetlands have improved over the past month,” said Ted LaGrange, Game and Parks’ wetland program manager. …

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Wetland conditions variable across Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – The conditions of wetlands across the state are varied, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. On Sept. 1, Game and Parks released a report on the status of Rainwater Basin wetlands, as well as pumping plans for the teal season. While conditions were good in some areas, they were dry in others. “Some areas have received a lot of rain, especially in the eastern Rainwater Basin north of Interstate 80 and the southwest part of …

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Wetland Conditions Across State Variable

LINCOLN – The conditions of wetlands across the state is varied, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. On Sept. 1, Game and Parks released a report on the status of Rainwater Basin wetlands, as well as pumping plans. While conditions were good in some areas, they were dry in others. “Conditions are generally good throughout much of the Sandhills and along the Platte River,” said Ted LaGrange, wetland program manager for the Commission. “However, the wetland water conditions …

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Rains Create Very Favorable Wetland Conditions in Rainwater Basin

LINCOLN – Recent rains have created very favorable wetland conditions in much of the Rainwater Basin as duck hunting season approaches. Ted LaGrange, wetland program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, said water conditions are mostly good to excellent in the south-central Nebraska wetlands east of U.S. Highway 281. “Most of those wetlands filled with water due to above normal rainfall in late August and in September,” LaGrange said. “Generally, the portion of the Rainwater Basin west of …

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Five essential spring birding trips – #4

Spring is a terrific time for birds and birding.  I am currently in the middle of highlighting five birding trips and experiences that all outdoor enthusiasts should consider attempting this year.  Certainly there are hundreds more out there for the taking, but I’ll start slow.  Now is time to pencil in dates and make plans.   Essential spring birding trips #1 and #2 focused on migration spectacles, #3 is focused on prairie grouse courtship and #4 returns to the Rainwater Basin …

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Conditions Generally Dry in Rainwater Basin

LINCOLN, Neb. – An aerial survey of the Rainwater Basin in south-central Nebraska on Sept. 5 revealed generally dry conditions, with the best water conditions located in southern Clay County. “Water conditions are slightly better than last year,” said Mark Vrtiska, waterfowl program manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “But there are still some portions that are very dry and will take a lot of rain to put water in them. Southern York and Fillmore counties are really …

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