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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.

Families on Target Set for Aug. 28 in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – A free evening of archery shooting is scheduled at the Families on Target program Aug. 28 at the Lincoln Archery Range. The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will instruct new shooters on yardage targets, 3-D targets and aerial targets. Equipment will be provided. The Lincoln Archery Range is located at 44th and Superior streets. Drive west through the Lincoln Trap and Skeet grounds to the archery range parking lot.

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Not Too Late to Register for BOW Workshop

LINCOLN, Neb. – Plan a weekend outdoor adventure in the Sandhills this fall. Eighty women already have signed up for the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop. There’s plenty of room for more. This hands-on skills workshop, scheduled for Oct. 4-6 at the State 4-H Camp near Halsey, gives women age 18 and older the opportunity to learn outdoor skills in a comfortable environment. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting registrations. Outdoor novices get preference, but experienced outdoorswomen are …

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Lewis and Clark Heritage Day Aug. 24 at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Explore the journey of the Corps of Discovery during Lewis and Clark Heritage Day on Aug. 24 at Ponca State Park. The expedition passed through the Ponca area in late August more than 200 years ago. Activities include canoeing the Missouri National Recreational River with the National Park Service, educational programs presented by park staff, period games and crafts. Historical performer Darrel Draper will present a program at the park’s West Shelter at 1 and 4 p.m. …

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Dove Workshop Scheduled for Platte River SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Brush up on wing-shooting skills and attend the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s dove workshop and clay shoot Aug. 23 at Platte River State Park. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex. Topics will include hunting opportunities, strategies, equipment and recipes for the harvest. Participants should bring firearms and target loads (No. 7½ or smaller) as they will shoot blue rock following the workshop. Space is limited. …

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Rangeland Management Workshop in Broken Bow Aug. 16

LINCOLN, Neb. – Landowners are invited to attend a free Rangeland Management Workshop on Aug. 16 in Broken Bow. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. at Mid-Plains Community College, 2520 S. E St. Workshop topics will include livestock nutrition, management for prairie grouse, grassland management following a drought, and range management following a wildfire. There will be a field tour in the afternoon. A free meal will be provided. Reserve a spot in the workshop by contacting Ben Wheeler at …

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Fall Turkey Permits Available Aug. 12

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters may begin purchasing fall turkey hunting permits Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Central Time. The fall turkey season is Sept. 15-Jan. 31, 2014. Permits will be available at OutdoorNebraska.org and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission permitting offices. A fall turkey permit is valid statewide and allows a hunter to harvest two turkeys of either sex with a shotgun or archery equipment. Each hunter may have up to two permits. Turkey permits cost $24 for residents, $91 …

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Eugene T. Mahoney SP Belly Flop Contest Canceled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Splash ’n’ Bash, a belly flop contest scheduled for Aug. 10 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, has been canceled for safety reasons. The scheduled buffalo burger meal and live music also have been canceled. Call the park at 402-944-2523 for more information.

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Hunter Education Courses Listed Online

LINCOLN, Neb. – Firearm and bow hunter education courses are scheduled throughout the state for hunters seeking certification in Nebraska. Visit HuntSafeNebraska.org for a listing of courses and to register. The listing is updated frequently. Firearm hunter education certification is required for all hunters age 12 through 29 who hunt with a firearm or crossbow. Bow hunter education certification is required for all hunters age 12 through 29 who hunt deer, antelope, elk, mountain lion or bighorn sheep with a …

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Squirrel Hunting Season Opens

LINCOLN, Neb. – Squirrel hunting season began Aug. 1, giving Nebraskans an opportunity to introduce novice hunters to the sport. Taking a new hunter along on a squirrel hunt in the woods can serve as an introduction to an activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. It also develops a novice’s sense of stewardship of natural resources and appreciation for conservation. “If you are teaching someone to hunt, do not get caught up in the harvest, let the youth …

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HIP Registration Has Begun

LINCOLN, Neb. – Registration for the Harvest Information Program (HIP) began Aug. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. HIP registration is required of Nebraska residents age 16 and older and all nonresidents who plan to hunt migratory game birds between Aug. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. These birds are dove, ducks, geese, snipe, rail, coots and woodcock. HIP, which is required by federal regulation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, helps wildlife managers estimate the …

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