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Keep tree stand safety in mind during your deer hunt

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LINCOLN, Neb. – As you enjoy fall hunting season, it’s important to keep tree stand safety in mind. Accidents in the field can be prevented with careful planning. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission encourages hunters to follow these safety guidelines: Always check old tree stands for safety. Look at welds, nuts and bolts to make sure they are secure. Check all tree stand straps and replace any that are weathered or frayed. Always use a safety harness and lifeline …

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Hunters urged to stay safe in the field this season

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters should commit themselves to staying safe in the field, as the next few weeks will see the start of many hunting seasons, such as dove, early teal and archery deer. Nebraska Hunter Education Coordinator Jackson Ellis says hunter safety involves the use of hunter orange, firearm rules and proper preparation. Firearm safety rules Many dove and teal hunts are in a group setting with friends and family. Be sure to know where everyone is located. Establish …

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Get Fit For Hunting; Your Life May Depend On It!

You just read the title of this blog, and I know what you’re thinking (or voicing aloud): “Come on, Greg, really? Hunters need to be physically fit? After all, we are driving ATVs to our hunting spots and mainly just sitting in blinds and boats, right?” Au contraire. What if you wind up in a predicament? What if your ATV breaks down, you must pursue a wounded animal, or drag a deer out yourself? Physically, hunters need to be prepared …

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Requirements for some Hunter Ed students waived temporarily

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Online Hunter Education, without the Hunt Safe Session requirement, is being allowed temporarily for all ages in Nebraska. Youth ages 11-15 who take the online Hunter Education course normally are required to attend a two-hour Hunt Safe Session before they can receive a certificate of completion. That Hunt Safe Session requirement temporarily is being waived since the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission cancelled all of its events and activities through May 31. Those 11- to 15-year-olds who …

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Safely enjoy firearm deer hunting opportunities this season

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The November firearm deer season is one of the most anticipated times of the year for Nebraska hunters. Despite the many opportunities across the state to harvest a deer this season, hunter safety in the field remains critical. “Hunting remains one of the safest activities to participate in, but there are always a few key things to consider while afield,” said Nebraska Hunter Education Coordinator Jackson Ellis. — Always keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction, …

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Be safe while hunting pheasants this fall

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Many Nebraska outdoorsmen and women will go afield this fall to pursue a time-honored tradition of hunting ring-necked pheasants and northern bobwhite. Hunter Education Coordinator Jackson Ellis of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says safety should be a top priority for hunters. “This is an exciting time of the year for Nebraska hunters,” he said. “While hunting is one of the safest family sports outdoors, with hunting incidents at an all-time low in Nebraska in recent …

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Game and Parks offers reminders for safe upland bird hunt

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LINCOLN, Neb. – For most upland game bird hunters, taking to the field provides a lot more than just the act of harvesting birds. It is a great opportunity for exercise, camaraderie and enjoying this time of year. Nebraska Hunter Education Coordinator Wendy Horine encourages all those going afield for an upland bird hunt to remember the basics of hunting safety: point the gun in a safe direction; treat every firearm as if it is loaded; keep your finger off …

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