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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.

Check boats, lifts, and docks for invasive aquatic hitchhikers as weather cools

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LINCOLN, Neb. – As the weather turns cooler, Nebraskans are urged to check boats, boat lifts and docks for invasive species when removing them from water bodies for the winter. Damaging aquatic hitchhikers like zebra mussels can live up to two weeks out of water, and several lakes across the Midwest are first noticed to be infested by people removing boats, lifts and docks for the winter. Young zebra mussels – or veligers – are invisible to the naked eye …

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Victoria Springs SRA campground to get electrical upgrade

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Victoria Springs State Recreation Area campground is getting an electrical upgrade beginning at the end of October, causing potential campsite closures through the middle of November. The update is being made to 21 sites so each will be available for 50-, 30- and 20-amp service. The upgrade is expected be completed by mid-November. Visit the Custer County park or call 308-749-2235 to check campsite availability. An entry permit is required for each vehicle entering the park and …

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Campground upgrade scheduled for Fort Kearny SRA

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Fort Kearny State Recreation Area campground is getting an electrical upgrade, causing potential modern campsite closures through November. The update is being made to 26 non-electrical sites so each will be available for 50- , 30- and 20-amp service. The upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of November. Fort Kearny has 120 camping pads, which are a mix of electric and non-electric sites. Half of the sites are available for reservation while the others …

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Motorists urged to use caution to avoid collisions with deer

LINCOLN, Neb. – Deer are more active this time of the fall. Crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has suggestions to help drivers avoid deer-vehicle accidents and lessen the risk of injury or vehicle damage. • During the breeding season, bucks become more active searching for does with which to breed. Bucks are bolder, less wary and more susceptible to collisions with vehicles. Deer movement peaks each day …

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2020-2021 Stubble Access Guide now available

LINCOLN, Neb. – The recently released 2020-2021 Stubble Access Guide highlights more than 40,000 additional acres of wheat and milo stubble and adjacent upland habitat land open for public access hunting in western Nebraska. Wheat and milo stubble left tall after harvest provides fall and winter wildlife habitat and excellent hunting opportunities. Many stubble fields also include unfarmable pockets containing dense cover, which are often underutilized by hunters. After harvest each year, these fields are enrolled in Open Fields and …

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Louisville SRA electric campsites to get upgrade

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Louisville State Recreation Area campground is getting an electrical upgrade, causing potential electrical campsite closures into November. The update is being made to 27 sites in the Cut-Through Campground and Venture Lane Campsites so each will be available for 50-, 30- and 20-amp service. The upgrade is expected be completed by early November. The Cass County park still has many campsites available as it moves into non-reservation, first-come, first-served status starting Oct. 19. Reservations for Louisville will …

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Fremont Lakes SRA No. 2 trout stocking delayed

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Due to vehicle mechanical problems, the stocking of rainbow trout at Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area No. 2 is delayed until the week of Oct. 19. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission had planned to stock 5,000 10-inch trout at Fremont Oct. 15 to enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. Stocking schedules can change on short notice for a variety of reasons. To see the full stocking schedule, visit: OutdoorNebraska.gov/fishstockingreports. Fishing for trout is a great …

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Commissioners approve sport fishing orders

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved sport fishing orders at its meeting Oct. 15 in Ogallala. Approved sport fishing amendments include orders for two reservoirs under construction in Sarpy County – Big Elk Lake and WP-6. Each will be stocked only with smallmouth bass and yellow perch to create a unique fishery in southeast Nebraska. Big Elk Lake and WP-6 each will have a smallmouth daily bag limit of two and maximum length limit of 12 …

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Display and sell your work at Eugene T. Mahoney art and craft show

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Organizers of the River Valley Artisan and Craft Market, set for Nov. 7-8 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, are seeking unique artists and craft makers to join the show. This popular event, to be held at Peter Kiewit Lodge, offers vendors the opportunity to display and sell handmade work. A wide range of mediums, including woodworking, candle making, jewelry making, ceramics, glassware and art, is welcome. Hours for the show are Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. …

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Oct. 24-25 youth pheasant season includes Special Youth Hunts

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Oct. 24-25 statewide youth pheasant, quail, and partridge season for hunters ages 15 and younger provides an excellent opportunity to mentor new hunters. “The youth season provides a great opportunity to expose young family members and friends to hunting in a more controlled environment,” said John Laux, upland game program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Game and Parks’ Take ’em Hunting Challenge motivates hunters to take a pledge to introduce someone new to …

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