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Commission to consider bighorn sheep season at Aug. 28 meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a staff recommendation to authorize one lottery permit for the 2020 bighorn sheep season when it meets Aug. 28 at Fort Robinson State Park.

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at the park’s Buffalo Barracks. The park is located on U.S. Hwy. 20, just west of Crawford in Dawes County.

The Commission also will consider recommendations to:

— approve a Bighorn Sheep Management Plan that has a goal of establishing a self-sustaining, free-ranging bighorn sheep population in all areas of suitable habitat in Nebraska;

— approve aquatic invasive species regulations regarding species within categories, inspections, decontamination, impoundment and quarantine of conveyance and restrictions within Nebraska waters;

— and approve hunting opportunities and special dates in designated areas of specific state parks and state historical parks.

The meeting also will include an environmental report, a preliminary upland game outlook, an introduction of the new Duck Slam promotion, and an update on the impacts of flooding in Nebraska.

A complete meeting agenda is available at outdoornebraska.gov/commissioners.

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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