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WILD ADVENTURE DAY SET FOR APRIL 19

LINCOLN – Have you ever touched a snake? Or seen a badger? Come to Wild Adventure Day on April 19 in Lincoln …Read More

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FISHING INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP CANCELLED IN NORTH PLATTE

LINCOLN – The certification of youth fishing instructors scheduled for April 5 in North Platte has been cancelled because of low registration. …Read More

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EXPERT EXPECTS BELOW AVERAGE WILDFIRE SEASON IN SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A fire meteorologist in South Dakota says the snowfall of the past few months has created …Read More

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HUNTERS SHOULD USE CAUTION TO PREVENT GRASS FIRES

LINCOLN – With turkey season in progress, hunters in the field should be aware of continued drought conditions that have …Read More

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SECOND OVERRIDE TRY ON MOUNTAIN LION HUNTING BAN FAILS

Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers failed again this morning in his attempt to have the Unicameral override Governor Dave Heineman’s veto …Read More

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THREE NEW MULTISPECIES BIG GAME LOTTERY PERMITS AVAILABLE

LINCOLN – Three new multispecies big game hunting permits are authorized for 2014, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks …Read More

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VETO OF MOUNTAIN LION HUNTING BAN SURVIVES OVERRIDE TRY

Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers failed this morning in his attempt to override Governor Dave Heineman’s veto of a bill abolishing …Read More

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WATER INTO PLATTE RIVER FOR RARE CRANES

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun releasing water into the Platte River from Lake …Read More

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NEBRASKA TO RECEIVE $16.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL CONSERVATION FUNDS

LINCOLN –Nebraska will receive $16,565,406 in federal conservation funds in 2014. The funds come from the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and …Read More

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BLACK HILLS SNOWMOBILE TRAILS CLOSE TODAY

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — The 350 miles of the Black Hills snowmobile trails officially close on Monday. The Black Hills Pioneer …Read More

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APRIL OUTDOOR CALENDAR

LINCOLN – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in April: April …Read More

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25TH AND FINAL TREE PLANTING SET AT FORT ROBINSON STATE PARK

LINCOLN – For the 25th and final season, hundreds of Boy Scouts will converge on Fort Robinson State Park in …Read More

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TWO OMAHA STUDENTS WIN NASP TITLES

LINCOLN – Two Omaha Mater Dei Academy students had the high scores in the National Archery in the Schools Program …Read More

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OUTDOOR RECREATION MARKETING GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

LINCOLN – The application deadline for $100,000 in marketing grants to promote outdoor recreation has been extended to April 2, …Read More

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PONCA SP TO HOST OUTDOOR COOKING CAMP APRIL 11-13

LINCOLN – Ponca State Park will host its third Outdoor Cooking Camp on April 11-13. The interactive camp includes a variety …Read More

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EUGENE T. MAHONEY SP TO HOST DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT APRIL 12

LINCOLN – The Midwest Regional Cass County Championship of the World Disc Golf Tournament will be held April 12 at Eugene T. …Read More

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(L-R): Willie Steinhcht, Deadwood Historic Preservation Commissioner; Laura Floyd, Deadwood Historic Preservation Commissioner; Marissa Karchut, Northern Hills Archaeologist; Rhonda O’Byrne, Northern Hills District Ranger; Kevin Kuchenbecker, Deadwood Historic Preservation Officer; Mike Johnson, Deadwood Historic Preservation Commissioner

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST RECEIVES $10,000 DEADWOOD HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION GRANT

SPEARFISH, SD – The Northern Hills Ranger District on the Black Hills National Forest recently received a $10,000 Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission …Read More

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PRACTICE SAFETY WHILE HUNTING TURKEYS

LINCOLN – Spring turkey hunters are urged to be safe while enjoying their experience this spring by knowing their target …Read More

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BEAR LODGE PROJECT PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TO BEGIN

Sundance, WY – The Notice of Intent for the Bear Lodge Project to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) by the …Read More

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Ears Up—Mule Deer Doe and Fawn by tuchodi, on Flickr

HELICOPTER HELPS WITH DOE AND FAWN SURVIVAL STUDY

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A helicopter with trained wildlife wranglers flew over McCook and Lake counties earlier this month to …Read More

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FLICKR_Mountain Lion by USFWS Mountain Prairie

MOUNTAIN LION SEASON REPEAL BILL HEADED TO GOVERNOR

A bill to repeal the law allowing mountain lion hunting in Nebraska received final passage in the Unicameral this morning, …Read More

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MOUNTAIN LION SHOT IN SHERIDAN COUNTY

LINCOLN – A Sheridan County landowner on March 21 shot a young mountain lion that had approached his chicken coop. …Read More

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