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Ahrens first to complete 2020 Nebraska Upland Slam

LINCOLN, Neb. – Payne Ahrens used his job as a farm hand to his advantage before last month’s upland bird season opener. While harvesting corn for his employer, the Superior man also was scouting for his hunt. This paid off as he found the ground and, on opening morning Oct. 31, the birds. As a result, he became the first hunter to complete 2020 Nebraska Upland Slam. The challenge of the Upland Slam, a partnership among the Nebraska Game and …

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October outdoor calendar highlights

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following are highlights of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in October. Get a more complete listing at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Oct. 1 – The Science of Wildlife Diseases, online webinar Oct. 1-31 – Paddlefish snagging season in specific area of Missouri River Oct. 3 – Dark goose hunting season opens in North Central unit Oct. 3 – Light goose hunting regular season opens statewide Oct. 3 – White-fronted goose hunting season opens statewide Oct. …

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Upland bird opportunities await Nebraska hunters this fall

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska is the mixed-bag capital of the Great Plains, and another fall of diverse upland bird hunting opportunities awaits hunters. The Southwest and Panhandle regions will provide the best hunting opportunities for pheasants this season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Upland Game Bird Hunting Outlook. These regions, along with the Northeast, had notable increases in counts during this year’s July Rural Mail Carrier Survey. Statewide, pheasant numbers were 5% higher compared to 2019, and …

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Hunting trip planners available on Game and Parks’ website

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Start planning a 2020 spring turkey hunt today by downloading trip planners at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s website. These printable, species-specific trip planners – which are available for prairie grouse, quail, pheasant, upland bird mixed bag, mule deer and wild turkey – condense a variety of useful information into two easy-to-read pages. Areas offering best hunting and public access opportunities for each respective species are highlighted in the trip planners. They reference lodging options, highlight …

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Hunters take to the field on pheasant opener

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters from around the country returned to rural Nebraska on the weekend of Oct. 26-27 for the pheasant and quail season opener. Hunter activity was highest on opening day and most effort subsided by midday on both Saturday and Sunday. Across the state, hunters were greeted with pleasant conditions and temperatures in the 70s on opening day. That all changed Saturday night with the passage of a cold front, which brought low wind chills and some ice. …

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Abundant opportunities await pheasant, quail hunters with Oct. 26 opener

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Abundant hunting opportunities and access await hunters when they go afield for the opener of the Nebraska pheasant, quail and partridge seasons on Oct. 26. Hunters seeking new places to hunt are encouraged to refer to the 2019-20 Public Access Atlas, which displays nearly a million acres of publicly accessible lands throughout the state. In addition to state and federal lands, hunters will have access to more than 347,000 acres of private land enrolled in the Nebraska …

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Upland bird opportunities await Nebraska hunters this fall

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Another fall of diverse upland bird hunting opportunities awaits Nebraska hunters. The Southwest and Panhandle regions will provide the best hunting opportunities for pheasants, with more publicly accessible lands – primarily Open Fields and Waters – available in the Southwest, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s 2019 Upland Gamebird Hunting Outlook. Overwinter survival was relatively high for pheasants this year but the cool, wet conditions that persisted into May and June likely had a negative …

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Second year of Upland Slam set to begin

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters again are challenged to go afield with family and friends and harvest four upland birds this fall to complete the Nebraska Upland Slam. The challenge of the Upland Slam, a partnership between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Pheasants and Quail Forever, is to harvest a ring-necked pheasant, sharp-tailed grouse, greater prairie-chicken and northern bobwhite (quail) in Nebraska this season. Successful hunters then go online to upload a photo of each harvested bird and provide …

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Hunting trip planners available on Game and Parks’ website

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Start planning a fall hunt today by downloading trip planners at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s website. These printable, species-specific trip planners – which are available for prairie grouse, quail, pheasant, mule deer and turkey – condense a variety of useful information into two pages. Regions of the state offering great hunting and public access opportunities are highlighted in the trip planners. They also suggest lodging options, highlight public lands and recommend other outdoor activities to …

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Adventure Report: Thanksgiving Combo

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Took an extra day off over the long Thanksgiving holiday and missed the weather and bad roads coming home.  Need to catch up with another blog post. . . . I “called my shot” a bit last week expecting that I would spend some time both hunting and fishing with family over the long weekend.  We feasted, played games, enjoyed the time together and yes, hunted and fished. It always feels good to go for a little walk after the …

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