Endangered Whooping Crane (Grus american by USFWS Headquarters, on Flickr

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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Campsite Cooking by SteveR-, on Flickr

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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Disc Golf Mar 08 (87) by nffcnnr, on Flickr

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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Corps recreation areas on Hartwell Lake by USACE HQ, on Flickr

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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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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SPRING TURKEY SEASON OPENS FOR ARCHERS MARCH 25

LINCOLN – The Nebraska spring turkey hunting season opens for archers March 25. Spring turkey hunters must use archery equipment …Read More

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COMMISSIONERS ADOPT CHANGES TO BIG GAME REGULATIONS

LINCOLN – Regulations designed to help deer herds grow in much of the state were adopted by the Nebraska Game …Read More

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Mountain Lion by Lil Rose, on Flickr

OPPONENTS TRY TO DERAIL MOUNTAIN LION BILL

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to eliminate Nebraska’s mountain lion hunting season has hit a snag in the Legislature. …Read More

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NEBRASKA COMMISSION TO DISCUSS DEER PERMIT CHANGES

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider changes in deer permits and bonus tags at …Read More

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SUPREME COURT RULING WON’T AFFECT COWBOY TRAIL

LINCOLN – A recent Supreme Court ruling on the ownership of abandoned railways won’t affect Nebraska’s Cowboy Trail. Earlier this …Read More

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ATVs on the Beach by Western Arctic National Parklands, on Flickr

TWO ATV JAMBOREES SCHEDULED FOR LAKE MCCONAUGHY SRA

LINCOLN – Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA) will host ATV riding events April 4-6 and Oct. 3-5. Each weekend …Read More

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FLICKR_Two dead carps and a bird by ruurdz

PRIVATE POND OWNERS ENCOURAGED TO REPORT WINTER FISH KILLS

LINCOLN – Private pond owners are encouraged to report severe winter fish kills to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission …Read More

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