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Game and Parks educators focus on birds and butterflies this May

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Those curious about nature have opportunities to learn about birds, get trained to survey butterflies and more with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission educators in the month of May. Here are ways to boost your nature knowledge: Nature Nerd Night explores role of lady birds LINCOLN, Neb. — Join the hosts and science educators from Nebraska Game and Parks in talking about the real showstoppers of the bird world: the females. Ladies Run the (Bird) World, part …

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Reserve sites at Danish Alps, Summit Lake beginning May 10

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Reservable campsites will be available beginning May 10 at northeastern Nebraska’s Danish Alps and Summit Lake state recreation areas. Starting at 9 a.m. Central time, half of the electric-plus Pigeon Creek Equestrian Campground and Jones Creek Campground sites will become available for reservation at Danish Alps. The 22 basic tent sites and six kayak-in sites remain first-come, first-served. At the same time at Summit Lake, half of the electric-plus Muskrat Campground and Eckdahl Campground sites will become …

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Becoming an Outdoors-Family program receives Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund grant

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Becoming an Outdoors-Family for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Camp has received a $1,000 grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. Becoming an Outdoors-Family is a workshop focused on teaching basic outdoor skills to help families enjoy the outdoors, including fishing, camping, kayaking, archery, hunting and hiking. Funds from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund will help keep the program free for participants. “Due to the generous donation we received from Cabela’s …

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Free Fishing and Park Entry Day is May 22

LINCOLN, Neb. – Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 22. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities during the park system centennial year without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day. Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must …

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Discover Nebraska’s Nine State Historical Parks in New Documentary on NET

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A video preview and photo is available at http://netnebraska.org/news-releases/discover-nebraskas-nine-state-historical-parks-new-documentary-net. For more information, contact Kim Rogers at krogers@netNebraska.org. LINCOLN, Neb. – Just in time for summer road trip planning, NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, premieres “Adventures in History: Discovering Nebraska’s State Historical Parks.” The documentary, produced in partnership with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, airs at 7 p.m. CT, Sunday, May 23, on NET World. Program host and narrator Stephanie Arne, an accomplished conservationist, explores each of Nebraska’s …

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New online resource helps anglers ID fish

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A new online guide will help Nebraska anglers correctly identify the fish on the other end of their line. Fish Key: A Guide to the Most Commonly Caught Fish in Nebraska is available at OutdoorNebraska.org/fishidentification. It’s viewable on mobile devices or can be downloaded and printed to carry along. The guide is an important tool in ensuring anglers know what they’ve caught; it is intended to be used in tandem with the Fishing Guide, which lists regulations, such …

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Fort Hartsuff Spring Muster set for May 15-16

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Come to Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park on May 15-16 for the 13th Annual Spring Muster. Activities begin at 9 a.m. each day, as guests can interact with reenactors portraying soldiers. There will be cannon firing, drills, skirmishes and blacksmithing. Picnic tables will be available for those who bring a lunch. The park is located 6 miles southeast of Burwell in Valley County. A vehicle park entry permit is required. Contact the park for more information at …

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Wing commander: Stutheit’s experience evaluating duck wings helps formulate waterfowl regulations across central U.S.

By Jerry Kane Nebraska Game and Parks Commission LINCOLN, Neb. — By quickly studying a duck’s wing, Randy Stutheit plays a role in determining waterfowl regulations and seasons in states throughout the central portion of the country. But he’s been doing it awhile – 35 years – and that experience means a lot in the Central Flyway, which stretches from Canada to Mexico. Stutheit, a longtime wildlife biologist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is a “wing checker” on …

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Register for Great No Wake Weekend kayak relay race

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Registration opens May 7 for the Great No Wake Weekend kayak relay race set for June 12 at Danish Alps State Recreation Area in Hubbard. Relay teams require four members, who must bring their own kayaks and life jackets for the race. The minimum age for the race is 16, with one teammate required to be older than 18. Cost to participate is $40 per person, fees that will fund the development of a kayak accessibility dock …

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Game and Parks to host ‘The Science of …’ virtual webinar series

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host a seven-week virtual webinar series entitled “The Science of …” starting May 13. Every Thursday at 3 p.m. Central time, Game and Parks educators will discuss some of the science behind common things regarding nature and animals. The topic on May 13 will be butterflies and moths. The webinars are free, but separate registration is required for each. See the calendar event entries at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov for registration links. The webinar schedule …

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