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Deer hunters urged to be safe during firearm season

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters taking to the field for the November firearm deer season will have bagging a deer on their minds. Safety should be uppermost on their minds. Deer hunters always should heed the following tips from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission during the season: • Keep the rifle’s muzzle pointed in a safe direction, with the safety on, and finger off the trigger until ready to fire. • Properly identify the target and what lies beyond it …

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Follow a few safety rules while enjoying upland bird opener

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Excitement is building for Nebraska upland bird hunters as the Oct. 30 opener of the pheasant and northern bobwhite season approaches. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds hunters of the following safety tips when pursuing upland game: • Always keep the shotgun’s muzzle pointed in a safe direction. • Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire. • Properly identify your target and what lies beyond it before pulling the trigger. • Know where …

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Morel mushroom season has begun in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. – There is good news for foragers. The morel mushroom picking season is just beginning. Some morels now are being found along eastern Nebraska’s river bottoms. In a few weeks, they will emerge in hilly wooded areas above rivers. “Look for morels near dead and decaying trees like cottonwoods,” said longtime morel hunter Greg Wagner, public information officer with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “Walk slowly and scan the ground carefully. Where you find one, you should …

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Nebraska Game and Parks Suggests Tips for Safety on Ice

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LINCOLN – Stay safe on the ice this winter while enjoying a day of ice fishing. Follow these Nebraska Game and Parks Commission tips for safety on the ice: — There should be at least 4 inches of clear, solid ice before an angler ventures onto a frozen lake or pond. — Commercial or homemade ice picks should be worn around your neck in case you fall through the ice and need something to grip the ice and pull yourself …

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Motorists Must Use Caution to Avoid Deer-Vehicle Collisions

LINCOLN – Deer are more active this time of year, when crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has tips to help drivers avoid deer-vehicle accidents and lessen the risk of personal injury or vehicle damage. — During the breeding season, bucks become more active searching for does with which to breed. Bucks are bolder, less wary and more susceptible to collisions with vehicles. Deer movement peaks each day …

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