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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.

Mountain lion season ends with seven harvested in Pine Ridge

LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2020 mountain lion hunting season in the Pine Ridge closed March 31 with seven mountain lions harvested. Season 1 opened Jan. 2. The south subunit closed during Season 1 when the harvest limit of four (three male and one female) was met on Feb. 5. No mountain lions were harvested during Season 1 in the north subunit, so an Auxiliary Season was held. Three mountain lions (two male and one female) were harvested during the north …

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Fort Robinson’s Post Playhouse summer season cancelled

LINCOLN, Neb. – The summer season of the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park has been cancelled to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus. “We plan to pick up next year with our 2021 season and be stronger than ever,” said Tom Ossowski, producing artistic director for Post Playhouse Inc. The Post Playhouse has been providing live theatre at Fort Robinson since 1967. For more information and options for persons who have purchased tickets already, visit postplayhouse.com.

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Several road closures on wildlife management areas

LINCOLN, Neb. – Roads on several state wildlife management areas (WMAs) have been closed or partially closed because of poor conditions. County roads leading to the areas also may be closed. These closures are due to 2019 flooding and continued high water table in some areas. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission continues to work with local authorities to get vehicle access to these areas. The impacted WMAs are: Randal W. Schilling, Cass County; Goose Lake, Holt County; Peru Boat …

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Bighorn sheep lottery applications begin April 20

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2020 bighorn sheep lottery permit beginning April 20. The application period ends Aug. 7, and the permit will be drawn later that month. A $29 nonrefundable application fee must accompany each application. Only Nebraska residents are eligible for the lottery. Apply at a Nebraska Game and Parks office or at OutdoorNebraska.org. The 2020 bighorn sheep season is Dec. 1-22.

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April outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission important dates in April. April 5 – Light Goose Conservation Order closes in Rainwater Basin and West zones April 11 – Spring youth shotgun turkey season opens April 18 – Spring shotgun turkey season opens April 15 – Light Goose Conservation Order closes in East Zone April 20 – Application period begins for bighorn sheep lottery permit In a proactive effort to prevent the potential for …

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State park lodging, cabins to be closed temporarily

LINCOLN, Neb. – In a proactive effort to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission temporarily will close state park lodging in April. Game and Parks will close park lodging facilities and cabin rentals April 1-30. A possible extension period may be implemented if conditions do not improve. Tent camping and RV camping are available and will be evaluated regularly, following state and federal directives, as well as local health department …

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Sight-in range, viewing blind closing temporarily

LINCOLN, Neb. – The sight-in range at Killdeer Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Lancaster County and the prairie chicken viewing blinds at Burchard Lake WMA in Pawnee County have been closed temporarily by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. This is part of Game and Parks’ effort to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Game and Parks aims to protect its staff and customers by removing opportunities for crowds to gather at facilities and events and …

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Commissioners adopt waterfowl season recommendations

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted 2020/2021 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its March 20 meeting in Hastings. Before approving, commissioners changed some duck season dates in zones 2 and 3 to allow for a Saturday opening day. The 2020/2021 waterfowl season dates are: Early Teal – Low Plains: Sept. 5-20; High Plains: Sept. 5-13; Daily bag limit: six; Possession limit: Three times the daily bag limit Youth Waterfowl – Zone 1: Oct. 3-4; Zone 2: …

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Grant will help expand public access opportunities on Nebraska’s private lands

LINCOLN, Neb. – Public access opportunities for hunting and fishing on private lands will be expanded thanks to a grant awarded to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The $3 million grant was awarded through the 2020 Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP). In Nebraska, VPA-HIP funding, along with matching funds from the Pittman-Robertson Act (federal excise tax on guns and ammunition), habitat stamp sales, and contributions from other conservation organizations, are used to fund the Open Fields …

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Big Game Society dinner, auction rescheduled for June 4

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Big Game Society Dinner and Auction, where a bull elk tag and a multispecies combination permit will be auctioned off, has been rescheduled for June 4. The event will be held in Lincoln at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, 1800 Wilderness Woods Place. Residents and nonresidents are eligible for the elk tag and combination permit. The elk tag auction high bidder will receive a bull elk tag valid in any elk management unit during a 2020 …

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