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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.

Young Male Mountain Lion Shot in Sheridan County

LINCOLN – A young male mountain lion was shot and killed on the evening of March 8 approximately 5 miles south of Whiteclay in Sheridan County. A homeowner and a neighbor were working outside when they heard growling come from under the porch of the farmhouse. They found the cat growling at them from under the porch. The cat was shot after the homeowner could not get the cat to leave. The incident was reported to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s …

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Private Archery Instruction Offered at Outdoor Education Center

LINCOLN – Private instruction for beginner or novice archers is available in the indoor archery range at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. The center has a pro staff available to provide everything from setting up or tuning a new bow to archery lessons. These private sessions are available at $30 per hour by reservation only. Email the center, located at 4703 N. 44th St., at ngpc.outdoored@nebraska.gov to make an appointment.

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Game and Parks No Longer Considering Ash Hollow for ATV Park Location

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is no longer considering Ash Hollow State Historical Park as a site for an all-terrain vehicle park. Ash Hollow was a potential site, and the Commission is undertaking a study to determine the cultural resources of the area for any other potential future uses of the park, including a possible future expansion of a cemetery on park land requested by local citizens. The Commission had meetings and conversations with Garden County leaders …

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Game and Parks Announces Spring Trout Stocking Schedule

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will stock catchable-size rainbow trout in several city ponds and lakes across the state this month. The schedule, subject to change depending on conditions, includes date, location and quantity (times are approximate): March 10 – Gracie Creek Pond, 1,000 March 17 – Bridgeport State Recreation Area (SRA) northwest pit, 1,400; Morrill middle pit, 450; Morrill north pit, 1,350 March 19 – Rock Creek Lake, 1,000; Fremont SRA No. 2, 3,750; Eugene T. …

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Prescribed Burns of Grasslands Scheduled

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns at several state-owned areas to improve grassland and promote wildlife habitat. Prescribed burning stimulates the growth of desirable grasses and forbs and suppresses invasive tree and brush species. Removing residual grass and trees, especially cedars, also will reduce the fire hazard on these areas. Burns are scheduled, as weather conditions permit, for the following areas, listed by county. All areas are wildlife management areas, unless otherwise noted: Antelope …

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Family Fishing Fundamentals Course Offered at SCC

LINCOLN – Southeast Community College is offering a family Fishing Fundamentals course in April to provide anglers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to begin fishing. The course includes three classroom sessions and a guided fishing trip. Class times are 6-7:30 p.m. The cost is $29 per family. Course dates and locations are: Auburn – April 7, 14, 21, 28; York – April 7, 14, 21, 25; Plattsmouth – April 7, 14, 21, 28; Nebraska City – April …

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Archery Fun Shoots Scheduled in Lincoln March 9, 10, 13

LINCOLN – Students home on spring break can take advantage of special archery shoots March 9, 10 and 13 at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. These Afternoon Archery Fun Shoots, running from noon to 3 p.m., are geared toward students but open to all ages. The archery and firearm ranges will be open and there will be fun and challenging targets available. The cost is $5.50 per person, and all equipment will be provided. No …

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Construction Begins on Wildcat Hills Shooting Complex

LINCOLN – Construction has begun on a new, family friendly shooting complex at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area near Gering. The facility will be geared toward families of beginners and novices who want to learn, develop and hone shooting sports skills. The facility will include a 50-yard small-bore rifle range for .22 caliber rifles with 10 shooting stations, a 100-yard rifle sight-in range, a 60-yard archery range with 24 shooting stations, a 5-station trap range with 5-stand shotgun range, and …

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Spring Turkey Hunting Workshops Scheduled

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host six spring turkey hunting workshops across the state to help prepare hunters for the upcoming seasons. The free, two-hour workshops are open to all turkey hunters, regardless of experience and will feature Game and Parks specialists covering strategies, equipment, biology and tips to becoming a successful turkey hunter. “This is a great program for the new turkey hunter or those looking to learn more,” said Aaron Hershberger, a Game and …

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March Outdoor Calendar

LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in March: March 3 – Prescribed burn workshop: Burning tree piles, Guide Rock Community Center, 120 W. Douglas St., Guide Rock, 6 p.m., 308-850-8395 March 4 – Lake and pond management workshop, Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, 3125 Portia St., Lincoln, 6 p.m., 402-476-2729 March 6-31 – Fort Kearny State Historical Park visitor center open for crane viewing and history, Kearney, 308-865-5305 …

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