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Game and Parks to restore limited overnight lodging in park cabins June 18

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LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will begin restoring limited overnight lodging in park cabins June 18 while continuing to protect the public and staff from the spread of COVID-19. Starting June 18 and continuing until further notice, any cabins not presently reserved will be available for rental for Thursday, Friday or Saturday night stays, with Sunday checkouts. Any new reservations will be subject to availability, and a minimum two-night stay will be required for new reservations. …

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Celebrate Nebraska Pollinator Week June 22-28

LINCOLN, Neb. – In honor of the role pollinators play in Nebraska’s economy and ecosystems, Gov. Pete Ricketts has proclaimed June 22-28, 2020, Nebraska Pollinator Week. Bees, birds, beetles, butterflies, and small mammals pollinate one in every three bites of food we eat. Pollinator species are essential for the ecological services they provide humans, ecosystems and natural resources. The celebration of Nebraska Pollinator Week, typically commemorated with pollinator-related events across the state, has taken on a new form this year …

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Meat processors may apply for Hunters Helping the Hungry

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Meat processors have until July 1 to apply for participation in the 2020 Hunters Helping the Hungry program, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The program pays participating processors to accept deer donated by hunters. The ground venison produced is picked up by charitable organizations and donated to Nebraskans in need. The application form and program guidelines are available at OutdoorNebraska.gov/hhh under Participating Processors. Processors can apply to participate in any or all of the …

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Join the Great Park Pursuit for a Nebraska outdoor adventure

LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy an outdoor adventure with family or friends. Join the Great Park Pursuit for a chance to visit Nebraska’s many park areas, engage in healthy recreation – and possibly win prizes. As a safety measure, the start of the traditional Great Park Pursuit was delayed until it aligned with Directed Health Measures. With travel restrictions lifting, the program now has opened to receive submissions, and the deadline has been extended to Oct. 31, 2020. The Great Park …

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Landowners have until June 19 to enroll in Open Fields and Waters

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Private landowners have until June 19 to enroll their land in the Open Fields and Waters Program, in which they can earn additional income for allowing walk-in hunting, trapping and/or fishing access on their properties. Landowners with property offering hunting or fishing potential may be offered annual, per-acre payments from 50 cents to $15, depending on habitat type and location. Additional financial incentives may be possible to enhance the habitat on enrolled acres. Participating landowners are afforded …

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Winners announced in Nebraska Fish Art Contest

LINCOLN, Neb. – Youth from all across the state were winners in the 2020 Nebraska Fish Art Contest, which brings together youth, art and aquatic conservation. In the contest, young artists create an original illustration of any official state-fish – Nebraska’s state fish is the channel catfish. They also submit a written description of that species’ behavior and habitat, and efforts to conserve it. The artwork of the top three placers can be viewed at StateFishArt.org. Nebraska’s top three finishers …

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Application period for big game draw permits begins June 8

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters may begin applying for 2020 big game draw permits June 8. Residents and nonresidents may apply for one deer permit, residents may apply for one elk permit, and residents and eligible landowners may apply for one antelope permit. The application period begins at 1 p.m. Central Time on June 8. Paper applications must be received by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission by 5 p.m. CT – or by 11:59 p.m. for online applications – on …

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Trumpeter swans, Pine Ridge forestry highlighted in June Nebraskaland

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The trumpeter swans of the Sandhills and forestry work in the Pine Ridge are among the many topics featured in the 74-page June issue of Nebraskaland Magazine. Mark Vrtiska, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission waterfowl program manager, writes about the research of trumpeter swan reproduction in the Sandhills. Regional editor Justin Haag’s article about forestry in the Pine Ridge details the collaborative work between landowners and governmental agencies for a more sustainable future for the region’s landscape, …

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Game and Parks to restore all camping and swim beaches beginning June 4

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will open more camping opportunities in state park areas starting June 4, when all previous temporary restrictions on recreational vehicle and tent camping will be removed. Designated beaches and swimming areas also will open June 4. All reservation-only campsites and first-come campsites — other than at Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA) and Danish Alps SRA — will be available to all camping units, including RVs, camping trailers and tents. Mormon …

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June outdoor calendar

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission important dates in June. June 1 – Underwater spearfishing season begins at Box Butte Reservoir and on private waters June 1-30 – Archery paddlefish season June 5 – Final day landowners may apply for one elk permit June 8-26 – Residents and nonresidents may apply for one deer permit in any draw unit June 8-26 – Residents may apply for one elk permit June 8-26 – …

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