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Thank You!

Our Take ’em Fishing challenge has been completed, all the prizes have been distributed.  Let me share a few statistics with you:

We had 4,270 entries from 3,547 people.  Most participants just entered once, but some entered multiple times.  The most entries by one person was sixteen.

Forty-four percent of the entries were for first-time anglers.  Of course, most of those first-timers were kids, but some folks took their spouses and 4% even took a brother or sister!

Twenty-four percent of the entries included folks who purchased a fishing permit in order to participate.

Fifty-eight prizes were awarded.  A huge THANK YOU to all of those who donated prizes!


OK, enough of the numbers.  How can you really measure memories made?


THANK YOU to all who took someone fishing!  As you can see, besides being eligible to win prizes, the rewards were much greater than that.  The beauty is that you do not need some promotion, some contest or challenge, you can always find someone new and take ’em fishing!  Our Take ’em Fishing Challenge is over for 2019, but finding and mentoring new anglers goes on, and the rewards never stop!


About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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