LINCOLN – The public will have a chance to talk with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officers and view examples of wildlife taken illegally on Oct. 23 in Waverly.
Beginning at 5 p.m. at the Waverly-Plattsmouth high school football game, the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers trailer will be open to the public. Mounts of wildlife taken illegally will be on display, along with conservation officers to answer questions about the mounts and explain the Wildlife Crimestoppers program. In addition, youth will be able to enter a drawing for free youth lifetime permit being donated through the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation and Wildlife Crimestoppers.
The new trailer, which was funded through Wildlife Crimestoppers, is intended to show the public a variety of wildlife as well as different violations that conservation officers deal with in Nebraska. The trailer provides an opportunity for youth and adults alike to get an up-close look at a variety of animals that call Nebraska home.
“It’s educational all the way around,” said Nebraska Game and Parks Conservation Officer Dudley Sorensen.
The trailer has made an appearance at numerous events around Nebraska so far, Sorensen said, and it always sparks discussions.
The trailer will be open from 5 p.m. until the start of the game. The free youth lifetime permit drawing will take place between the third and fourth quarters of the game.
Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers is a cooperative wildlife enforcement program sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Wildlife Protectors Association. It is similar to the well-known Crimestoppers program and offers rewards for information resulting in arrests for game law violations.