The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider creating the state’s first mountain lion hunting season when it meets Friday at Game and Parks headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St., in Lincoln.
The commissioners will also consider staff recommendations for waterfowl, crow and falconry seasons at the 8 a.m. meeting. The public is invited to provide their feedback at the meeting or to submit it in advance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the commissioners will consider:
>> A recommendation to allow restricted hunting in several state park areas.
>> An interlocal agreement with Gothenburg to rehabilitate Lake Helen.
>> A flood protection levee easement for the Peru Dike and Drainage District No. 1 of Nemaha County to build, maintain and operate a levee by accessing Peru Bottoms Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
>> Acquisition of 461 acres of land in Cherry County to be designated as Chat Canyon WMA.
Bits and pieces
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will make an appearance and draw the winning entry in the Nebraska Super Tag Lottery on Friday. More than 2,000 paid $25 to enter the lottery for the four-species (deer, elk, antelope and turkey) hunting permit. ... Visitors to Aksarben Aquarium will no longer be required to pay the $1 admission fee. Game and Parks made the decision to drop the admission fee to expand its conservation education and outreach efforts and to accommodate more visitors.
>> Family Fishing Night, Bowling Lake, Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.
>> Start of Mutineer 15 National Sailing Championship, Johnson Lake SRA, Elwood, 308-233-7638
>> Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman rifle and muzzleloader class, Platte River SP, Louisville, 6-9 p.m., 402-471-5547
>> Family Fishing Night, Benson Park Pond, Omaha, 6-8 p.m.
>> Lower Platte Archery weekly 3D shoot, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 21, Larry Elston Archery Range at Schram Park. Membership information, 402-669-0425 or 402-690-5814.
>> Fly-tying round table at Cabela’s in La Vista, 6 to 7:45 p.m.
>> Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners meeting, 2200 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, 8 a.m.
>> Nebraska Super Tag lottery drawing
>> National Park Service Campground Program, Niobrara SP, Niobrara, 7 p.m., 402-857-3373
>> Nebraska State High School Fishing Tournament, Harlan County Reservoir, Alma, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., 402-471-5447
>> Meat Shoot, Sportsmen of Nebraskaland Trap Range, noon to 5 p.m. I-80 to Mahoney Park exit 426 and follow the signs. Call Scott at 402-515-0953 or Jeff at 402-650-9211, or visit website at www.sportsmenofnebraskaland.org.
>> Kites and Castles, Lake McConaughy SRA, Ogallala, all day, 308-284-8800
Submit calendar items or trophy pictures to email@example.com or Outdoors Sports, World-Herald Sports Dept., 1314 Douglas St., Suite 700, Omaha, NE 68102. A daytime or cellphone number must be included.