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Pollinator Workshop Sept. 19 in Nebraska City

LINCOLN – The public is invited to a free workshop Sept. 19 in Nebraska City to discuss the importance of pollinators. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Pheasants Forever will host the workshop at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 100 Valmont Drive. The event begins with free appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation from 7-9 p.m. Topics will include: benefits of pollinators, common Nebraska pollinators, importance of pollinator habitat, and solutions to declining pollinator populations. Call …

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Family Fishing Night in Broken Bow on Sept. 11

LINCOLN – Anglers, especially young and inexperienced ones, are invited to attend Family Fishing Night in Broken Bow on Sept. 11. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host the event from 6-8 p.m. at Melham Park Pond. The agency will stock the pond with 300 catchable-size channel catfish just prior to the event. Rods and reels, as well as bait and fishing instruction, will be available. All fishing permits and regulations apply. Family Fishing Night is an opportunity for …

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Small-bore Silhouette Championships Set for Sept. 27

LINCOLN – The annual Nebraska High School Small-bore Silhouette Championships will be held Sept. 27 at the Pressey Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Custer County. This free competition is open to Nebraska high, junior high and middle school students who have received a certificate verifying completion of a hunter education program. Team competition is comprised of four-person teams in school, 4-H, and open categories. Shooters are not required to compete in teams. Contact Matthew Haumont at 308-872-2348 or tenxlivestock@gmail.com to …

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Dove Season Opens in Nebraska

LINCOLN – The statewide dove hunting season opened in Nebraska on Sept. 1 and will run through Oct. 30. The daily bag and possession limits are 15 and 45, respectively. Bag limits are for mourning, white-winged and Eurasian collared doves in aggregate. Nebraska residents 16 years and older and all nonresidents are required to have a valid Nebraska hunting permit, habitat stamp and Harvest Information Program (HIP) number. Register at nehip.com, OutdoorNebraska.org/HIP, at any Nebraska Game and Parks Commission district …

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Tour Archaeological Sites at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN- September is Nebraska archaeology Month and staff of the Nebraska State Historical Society will lead tours of the archaeological sites at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on Sept. 6-7. Nolan Johnson will lead a tour each day of the many structures and facilities on the park grounds. On Sept. 6, Rob Bozell will give a presentation on the archaeology of Stephen Long’s Engineer’s Cantonment, a facility contemporary with Fort Atkinson. Other activities planned for this living history weekend are …

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Commissioners Approve Waterfowl Recommendations

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners approved recommendations for the 2014 waterfowl and crow hunting seasons at a meeting Aug. 29 in Grand Island. The 2014 waterfowl and crow seasons are: Duck and Coot – Zone 1: Oct. 11-Dec. 23; Zone 2: Oct. 4-Dec. 16 in Low Plains and Oct.4-Dec. 16 and Jan. 4-25 in High Plains; Zone 3: Oct. 22-Jan. 3 in Low Plains and Oct. 22-Jan. 3 and Jan. 4-25 in High Plains; Zone …

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Archers May Donate Deer to Hunters Helping the Hungry

LINCOLN – With the start of the archery deer hunting season on Sept. 1, hunters may donate harvested deer at any contracted Hunters Helping the Hungry processor. Meat processors include Amherst – Belschner Custom Meats Inc.; Bayard – Bayard Processing; Bridgeport – KDK Meats LLC; Broken Bow – Broken Bow Pack; Elwood – SteakMaster Inc.; Franklin – Franklin Locker; Humphrey – Country Butcher; Johnson – Pelican’s Meat Processing; Lindsay – Melcher’s Locker; North Bend – Bob’s Custom Meats LLC; North …

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Hunters May Enter Lottery for Deer Hunting Access on the Central Platte

LINCOLN – Hunters may enter a lottery to gain deer hunting access to Platte River Recreation Access (PRRA) lands in the central Platte River Valley, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Forty-six hunters will be chosen from a random drawing in early October and allowed to hunt deer on designated PRRA lands Nov. 16-23. Applications, limited to one per person, will be accepted by mail or in person at the Game and Parks service center in Kearney from …

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Archaeology Tours at Fort Atkinson SHP

September is Nebraska Archaeology Month and staff of the Nebraska State Historical Society will lead tours of the archaeological sites at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), to be held concurrently with the Fort’s Living History weekend on September 6 and 7. At 2 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, archaeologist Nolan Johnson will lead tours of the numerous structures and facilities located on the grounds of this National Historical Landmark. On Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Rob Bozell …

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Sensory Safari is Oct. 1 at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will provide students with disabilities a chance to engage in science exploration through sight, sound, touch and smell. This special event, Sensory Safari, will be held Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the zoo. Sensory Safari is an annual event that engages students with disabilities throughout eastern Nebraska in educational stations focused on wildlife, nature and natural resources. Stations will include a live fish touch tank, …

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