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Commission to Consider Amendments to Wildlife Regulations

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider amendments to wildlife regulations when it meets Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of its Lincoln headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St.

A 1:30 p.m. public hearing will be held to consider the following wildlife amendments:

— adopt changes regarding the separation of elk carcasses and the transportation of them to a check station.

— adopt changes regarding the trapping of furbearers, including trap checking rules and the types of traps allowed on selected wildlife management areas.

Also on the agenda are recommendations to:

— approve grant award recommendations for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Stateside Assistance Program. Successful applicants include the Village of Greenwood, Village of Prague, City of Pawnee City, and Lower Loup Natural Resources District.

— approve four outdoor trail projects for federal funding through the Recreational Trail Program. The applicants are the City of Kearney, City of Genoa, Lincoln County, and the Village of Sutherland.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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