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There’s no excuse for not wearing a life jacket on the water!

It bothers me to no end that people have such cavalier excuses regarding why they don’t want to wear life jackets on the water in a boat. For instance, this year, with higher water conditions, faster currents and more debris in the water, why would you even think of not wearing a life jacket if you’re planning on boating (where there are not flood watches or warnings)? I just don’t understand it! What excuses are you going to give us? …

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hard-To Buy-For Outdoor Enthusiast

I know it sounds cliché, but I’ll be the first to admit it. As a hardcore outdoor enthusiast, finding a holiday gift for me is a difficult task. In fact, whether you hunt, trap, fish, boat, kayak, camp, backpack, hike, bike or watch wildlife, I bet you are also in the hard-to-buy-for category. Am I right? We are a picky lot, aren’t we? We are a detailed bunch. We know what we need and desire to have. And what the …

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Riverview Marina, Brownville Riverside Park boat ramps reopened

The boat ramps at Riverview Marina State Recreation Area in Nebraska City and Brownville Riverside Park are reopened after several improvements were completed. The erosion at the base of the boat ramps has been repaired and rock riprap has been placed along both sides of the ramps to prevent future erosion. Other improvements include restoring the boat dock at Riverview Marina. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staff plan on getting the dock in the water early next week. These two …

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Commissioners approve 2023-2024 waterfowl recommendations

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved changes to 2023-2024 waterfowl hunting seasons in Commission Orders at its March 14 meeting in Kearney. For the 2023-2024 seasons, the Zone 3 and Zone 4 duck seasons will open a week later than last year with Youth Hunt dates the weekend prior. Other season dates are calendar date adjustments. Waterfowl seasons are set by balancing hunter preferences with migration, hunter harvest, and hunter participation. The approved 2023-2024 Nebraska waterfowl season dates are: …

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Riverview Marina, Brownville Riverside Park boat ramps temporarily closed for repairs

Boating access improvements at Riverview Marina State Recreation Area in Nebraska City and Brownville Riverside Park will begin March 13. Boat ramps at those areas will be closed until further notice so repairs can be made. Significant erosion, caused by water current and wave action, must be addressed before further damage occurs to these ramps. Riprap will be restored around the perimeter of the existing ramps and the dock at Riverview Marina will be refurbished. Repair work is expected to …

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Commissioners to consider 2023-2024 waterfowl recommendations

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider 2023-2024 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its March 14 meeting in Kearney. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the North Platte Room at the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, 3060 E. 1st St. Staff will recommend amending Commission Orders to opening duck season in Zone 3 a week later than the 2022-2023 season. The other recommended season dates are calendar date adjustments. Waterfowl recommendations are developed balancing hunter preferences with …

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Correction made to boating waters list

In its meeting Jan. 20 in Lincoln, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved changes to boating regulations regarding waters with special restrictions. However, some of the changes were incorrectly stated in a news release. That Jan. 20 news release should have stated Chester Island Wildlife Management Area, Lincoln County; Midland Lake, Sarpy County; and Shadow Lake, Sarpy County were added to the list of no-motorized-vessel lakes and Archway Lakes, Buffalo County and Keller Park State Recreation Area, Brown County …

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Check boats, lifts, and docks for invasive aquatic hitchhikers as weather cools

Nebraskans are urged to check boats, boat lifts and docks for invasive species when removing them from water bodies for the winter. Aquatic hitchhikers like zebra mussels can live up to two weeks out of water, and several lakes across the Midwest are first noticed to be infested by people removing boats, lifts and docks for the winter. Young zebra mussels – or veligers – are invisible to the naked eye and can be spread through drops of water left …

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Drawdown will affect boating access at three SRAs

A planned drawdown of Lake Ogallala for infrastructure maintenance will affect boating access at three Nebraska state recreation areas this fall. Lake Ogallala, Sutherland Reservoir and Lake Maloney SRAs will have limited access. It will begin with the Sept. 26 lowering of Lake Ogallala as part of a scheduled maintenance project on the Keystone Diversion Dam by the Nebraska Public Power District. Boat docks at Lake Ogallala are being removed in anticipation of the drawdown. Docks at Sutherland and Maloney …

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Do not know if the football team is going to be any good this year or not.  Even if they are not, Nebraska is still a leader!  You may not have heard, we lead the world in sea-worthy gourds! Love the story!  Where else would someone attempt such a feat?  Where else would someone have a “cement pond” in the backyard for research and development? That has me thinking. . . . All these years I have been waiting to …

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