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Virtual bird banding programs offered for free

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, in conjunction with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is hosting a series of live virtual bird banding programs on Tuesdays through Oct. 6. The interactive program is perfect for all ages and will last from 9-10 a.m. CST (8-9 a.m. MST). Registration is required at bit.ly/VirtualBirdBanding. Program participants can expect to see live birds and learn from educators about the species captured, as well as about the process of bird banding. …

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Virtual Events for Pollinator Week June 22-28

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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. The celebration of Nebraska Pollinator Week, typically commemorated with pollinator-related events across the state, has taken on a new form this year in the interest of public health due to COVID-19. Virtual events will be hosted, and Nebraskans can join the Nebraska Pollinator Week 2020 Challenge, head outside, look for pollinators, and be a …

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April outdoor calendar

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) events and important dates in April. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. March 31-April 1 – Easter Weekend Celebration, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park (SHP), Nebraska City April 3 – Learn to Hunt Spring Turkey workshop, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte April 3 – Wild Game Processing Clinic, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal …

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Game and Parks’ focus on monarch conservation includes education

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska children can learn about the importance of monarch butterflies and milkweed in the Monarchs on a Mission project. Monarchs on a Mission aims to educate children by inviting them to color a monarch of their own. The colored monarchs will be collected and used in an exhibit at the Nebraska State Capitol this summer during Pollinator Week 2017. Monarchs across North America are disappearing. Pesticide and herbicide use, deforestation of their wintering grounds in Mexico and …

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Attend the Missouri River Outdoor Expo on Omaha’s WOWT Channel 6

The massive Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park (www.missouririverexpo.com) is in the crosshairs for my Weekly TV Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT Channel 6 (www.wowt.com) live this Thursday at 6 p.m CST during the sportscast. Greg Ortiz of the Channel 6 Sports Machine and I are gonna show you why you and your family should attend this grand-scale expo which is one of the largest in the nation! There will be more than 80 hands-on outdoor activities for you and the kids to …

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All About Firearms, Hunting on Great Outdoor Radio Show

The resident gunsmith/firearms expert of my Saturday morning Great Outdoor Radio Show, Doug Bickal, will be stopping by to answer your firearms-related questions as well as offer an array of tips to help you get  your sporting arms ready to go for the various hunting seasons. On the show I’ll also have outdoor news, two rounds of Great Outdoor Trivia for some very nice prize packs to get you and your family outdoors, and, of course, tons of fun including …

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Christy Christiansen on Great Outdoor Radio Show

Don’t miss popular Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Outdoor Education Specialist Christy Christiansen when she comes to the microphone LIVE Saturday morning on my Great Outdoor Radio Show! Christy will be promoting a number of outdoor educational opportunities and events that are available to you, even if you’ve never set foot in the outdoors! She’ll also offer tips on how avid outdoor enthusiasts can encourage others to get interested in the outdoor lifestyle that she passionately enjoys! Don’t miss an …

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Go Fishing, Visit a Park for Free Saturday on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6

I’ll be telling you why you should go fishing with your family and visit a Nebraska park this Saturday on my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com. That’s because this Saturday, May 18th marks Nebraska’s Free Fishing and State Park Entry Day, woo-hoo! Special events encouraging you and your family to get on the water and try fishing will be held around the state similar to this one which was held at Lake Halleck …

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Trekking the Ranch for Turkey-Commissioner and Cohorts Get their Gobblers

[ Submitted by Commissioner Mick Jensen] After my last turkey hunting excursion to Lynch, Nebraska with Commissioner Fisher, I decided to try again with friends from Atlanta, Georgia and Minneapolis, Minnesota. After getting permission from Gene and Kelsey Timperely, we headed back to ranch country. Andy Smith had joined me at Eppley Airfield and Jon Donner drove in from Minneapolis.  Preliminary scouting showed the flock likely to use the same roost area so we were set for the next morning!  …

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Preview of Indian Cave’s Outdoor Adventure Day on WOWT Outdoors

I’ll be previewing Indian Cave State Park’s big Spring Outdoor Adventure Day taking place this Earth Day Saturday on my WOWT-TV/Channel 6 Weekly Outdoor Report. There will be lots of fun things for you and your family to see, do and even sample! Ever been to Indian Cave State Park about 90-minutes south of Omaha? Look below, it’s gorgeous! The Weekly Outdoor Report on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and on its website @  www.wowt.com airs LIVE on Thursday nights at 6 …

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