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Special deer hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks, as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area. Successful applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas of a park on certain dates using specific equipment. Successful applicants and interested alternates must attend an orientation session to receive the access permit. Applications, limited to one …

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Celebrate 100 Years of State Parks with music at Schramm Park SRA

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LINCOLN, Neb. – In celebration of 100 Years of State Parks, Schramm Park State Recreation Area is hosting a free evening of live music and outdoor fun Aug. 21. Enjoy live music from 5-8 p.m. from the Omaha-based band 37 Years, which will play favorites from the 60s- and 70s-eras. Visitors can participate in outdoor activities such as fishing with a Youth Fishing Instructor, canoeing, visiting with a geologist, learning about watchable wildlife, exploring nature photography, meeting Master Gardeners and …

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Prescribed fires set for Schramm Park SRA through April

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Prescribed fires will be conducted at Schramm Park State Recreation Area in Sarpy County through the end of April as weather allows. These fires are part of an ongoing oak woodland restoration project and will help control the spread of invasive plants. Exact dates of the burns, to be conducted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, will depend on conditions. Affected trails and roads in portions of the park will be marked with signs and closed …

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Salvaged trout to be stocked at CenturyLink Lake

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Rainbow trout from four ponds at Schramm Park State Recreation Area will be stocked at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park’s CenturyLink Lake on March 2. These trout, which range in length from 12 to 18 inches, will be salvaged from the park’s four canyon ponds. By comparison, trout stocked in annual spring stockings are approximately 10 inches in length. The ponds are being temporarily drained so they and the spring that supplies them can be evaluated. This …

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Special antlerless deer hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks, as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area. Successful applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas on certain dates using specific equipment. Successful applicants and interested alternates must attend an orientation session in order to receive the access permit. Applications, limited to one per …

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Read the Rocks event at Schramm on April 4

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Come to the Reading the Rocks event at Schramm Park State Recreation Area on April 4 and learn about the geology of the area. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., experts will be at the park’s Geological Display to guide guests on a journey through 300 million years of history at the outcrop. They will talk about how layers of rock can teach us about geological events that shape our planet, climate trends and organisms that lived …

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Special deer hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River State Parks (SP), as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area (SRA). Successful applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas of a park on certain dates, using specific equipment. Successful applicants and interested alternates must attend an orientation session in order to receive the access permit. …

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New Schramm Education Center to host grand opening on May 18

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GRETNA, Neb. – The Schramm Education Center – a fully renovated and greatly expanded iteration of the former Aksarben Aquarium – will hold a grand opening celebration on May 18. Admission to the center will be free during the grand opening event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new education center at Schramm Park State Recreation Area near Gretna opened for daily use on May 1. Since then, hundreds of visitors have enjoyed the new …

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River access for paddlers closed at lower Platte River park areas

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LINCOLN, Neb. – River access for kayaks and canoes remains closed for safety reasons at Platte River State Park, Schramm Park State Recreation Area and Louisville State Recreation Area, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The lower Platte River along these park areas in Sarpy and Cass counties is experiencing above-normal flows.

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Commission to consider fees for Schramm Education Center

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider proposed user fees for the new Schramm Education Center when it meets Jan. 18 in Lincoln. Schramm Education Center, built on the site of the former Aksarben Aquarium within Schramm Park State Recreation Area in Sarpy County, will be an interactive, state-of-the-art nature center featuring the state’s river, pond and lake systems. It will open in the spring of 2019. The education center is part of the Venture Parks …

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