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West entrance to Yankee Hill WMA has reopened

LINCOLN, Neb. – The west entrance to Yankee Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Lancaster County has reopened to public access after the road was repaired. A culvert had collapsed and a large hole opened on the west entrance road to the Yankee Hill. The entrance will have to be closed temporarily in the future to facilitate a more permanent repair. The entrance road is located at W. Yankee Hill Road and SW 56th Street.

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West entrance to Yankee Hill WMA temporarily closed

LINCOLN, Neb. – The west entrance to Yankee Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Lancaster County is closed temporarily so that repairs can be made to the road. A culvert has collapsed and a large hole has opened up on the west entrance road to the Yankee Hill WMA boat ramp. Crews are assessing the damage and the extent of repairs needed. The entrance road is located at W. Yankee Hill Road and SW 56th St.

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West entrance to Yankee Hill WMA open again

LINCOLN, Neb. – The west entrance to Yankee Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Lancaster County has reopened now that high water has receded. Heavy rains last week had flooded the WMA’s entrance road at W. Yankee Hill Road and SW 56th St. Caution should be used following heavy rains when trying to access any WMA or other property of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in southeast Nebraska because of potentially dangerous water conditions in low-lying areas.

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Rains cause flooding on some southeast WMAs

LINCOLN, Neb. – Recent rains have caused flooding on some wildlife management areas (WMA) in southeast Nebraska. Water is over the west road leading into Yankee Hill WMA in Lancaster County, resulting in the road closure until water recedes. The Peru Boat Ramp in Nemaha County and the Schilling WMA in Cass County are closed to access due to high flows from the Missouri River. Caution should be used when accessing any WMA or other property of the Nebraska Game …

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Area closures continue because of high water

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Peru Boat Ramp in Nemaha County, Schilling Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Cass County and the west entrance road into Yankee Hill WMA in Lancaster County will remain closed through the Memorial Day weekend because of high water. Floodwaters from recent rains continue to cover portions of these areas, making them impassible. Boaters who carry kayaks and canoes into Yankee Hill WMA should be cautious of underwater hazards such as breakwaters and other structures that are …

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Denton Man and His Son Injured in Hunting Incident

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Denton man and his son were injured in a hunting incident Sept. 1 at Yankee Hill Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County. Francisco Barbosa Almazan, 27, and his 8-year-old son were hurt while hunting doves. Both took pellets to the face from the shotgun of 23-year-old Arturo Garcia of Omaha, who was hunting in the same area. Garcia swung on a dove, shot, and struck the victims. Almazan was treated and released from Bryan LGH Medical …

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