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Thank You!

Our Take ’em Fishing challenge has been completed, all the prizes have been distributed.  Let me share a few statistics with you: We had 4,270 entries from 3,547 people.  Most participants just entered once, but some entered multiple times.  The most entries by one person was sixteen. Forty-four percent of the entries were for first-time anglers.  Of course, most of those first-timers were kids, but some folks took their spouses and 4% even took a brother or sister! Twenty-four percent …

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Take ‘Em Fishing Challenge runs through Sept. 15

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission encourages people to take someone fishing this summer for the chance to win a new boat. Steve Loyd did, and now he owns a new fishing kayak. The 10-foot Tamarack Angler Kayak, donated by the Nebraska Fish and Game Association, was a prize in Game and Parks’ summer-long Take ‘Em Fishing Challenge, which ends Sept. 15. “It was an amazing trip with my grandson, Noah,” said Loyd, who lives south of …

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Just Do It!

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We are in the middle of our Take ‘Em Fishing Challenge this fishing season.  In fact, we have had the first round of prizes awarded. There are a lot of reasons you should find someone who has not fished before, or someone who has not fished recently, and take ’em.  Fishing is the perfect participation sport, anyone can participate at whatever level they would like.  Fishing is good for you, emotionally, spiritually, and yes, even physically.  Fishing is a great …

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Willow Creek SRA regains full functionality

LINCOLN, Neb. – Willow Creek State Recreation Area is the latest state park area to regain full operations following spring flooding. Willow Creek, located in Pierce County in northeastern Nebraska, has 101 electric camping pad sites. All electrical service has been restored to the campground. Aside from camping, the park offers opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking and biking. The state park areas are a great place to spend Father’s Day on June 16. Visit calendar.outdoornebraska.gov/ for a list …

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Back to the Future

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Most of you know that I am all fishing, all the time, but I love to hunt and trap too.  I seldom go more than a few days without drying off a fish or two, but in the spring when the turkeys are gobbling, I get distracted.  This spring has been no exception.  I spent as much time as possible listening to my favorite birds gobble from ridge tops, fields, and canyon bottoms.  When the time is right, often in …

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Reel Therapy: Fishing!

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.  ~Doug Larson Because I know of places where the water seems endless. Because the day is bright and the sand pulse along the shore is warm. Because I enjoy the challenge, pursuit and thrill of the catch. Because I want to bond with a loved one in the natural world. These are the primary reasons why I like to fish. But there’s more to …

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How To Not Let The Big One Get Away

All of us who love to fish have a story or two about the one that got away, don’t we? Invariably, the tale involves hooking the fish of a lifetime and losing it to unforeseen circumstances or mistakes. Trust me, I have made my share of mistakes when it comes to large, prized game fish. Without question, these stories, however embellished, can be devastating to those who have a passion for wetting lines. For as many wild and crazy occurrences …

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Take ‘Em Fishing, For You!

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Yes, most of my blogs lately have been about our Take ‘Em Fishing campaign.  I am going to continue that today with a little different twist. . . . An important part of the campaign is getting long-time, avid anglers to take someone fishing.  Most of us got started fishing because someone took us.  For most it was a dad, brother, sister, granddad, grandmother, uncle, cousin, some family member, but it also could have been a friend or acquaintance.  The …

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Gov. Ricketts proclaims May is Take ‘Em Fishing Month in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Fishing improves Nebraskans’ quality of life and is crucial to the conservation of our natural resources. To encourage Nebraskans to go fishing and introduce newcomers to the activity, on May 6 Gov. Pete Ricketts officially proclaimed the month of May as Take ’Em Fishing Month in Nebraska. Take ’Em Fishing is a new challenge introduced by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, which encourages experienced anglers to pledge to take new or lapsed anglers fishing. Now through …

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