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Outdoor Education Center to close to public during events

The indoor archery range at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln will close to public use because of events, competitions or holidays on Feb. 13, Feb. 20 -21, Feb. 27, March 26, and March 27.

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Ducey: Numbers good for big game animals

Nebraska has hit a big game “sweet spot.” Big game program manager Kit Hams said the Nebraska Game and Parks Com…

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Record number of bald eagle nests documented in Nebraska in 2015

A record 118 active bald eagle nests were documented in Nebraska last year. The total exceeds the then-record of 111 active nests found last year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Chimney Rock photo project brings 'something beautiful to the world' each day

It began as just photos of Chimney Rock taken at sunset and shared on a Facebook page titled CR365, but has since evolved into a community project, with Facebook users sharing their own photos and stories about Chimney Rock.

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Bald eagles break nest record again in 2015

In 2015, a record 118 active bald eagle nests were documented in Nebraska by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and its partners. 

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Three positives for CWD found in recent testing of deer

The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Nebraska deer has spread eastward, according to findings by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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Four days chasing deer, pheasants a chance for family to share pastime

For several years, teens Jake and Trevor Reeves, their father, Monte, and grandfather Jerry have headed out west after pheasants and deer.

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Notes: Free clinic will certify youth fishing teachers

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct a free workshop to certify youth fishing instructors on Feb. 13 at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park near Fairbury from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Tax check-off benefits wildlife, habitat conservation

Tax season provides Nebraskans a unique opportunity to contribute to wildlife and habitat conservation.

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Commission seeks information on bald eagle found shot

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking information related to the apparent shooting of a bald eagle in northeastern Nebraska.

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Rock Creek station hosting youth fishing instructor certification

Learn to teach youth and families the lifelong activity of fishing by becoming certified as a youth fishing instructor.

Hundreds of Canada geese, 'a neat wildlife spectacle,' are currently visiting Louisville State Recreation Area

So what if it will be freezing this weekend. Greg Wagner of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has an idea for a perfect outdoor activity — and you don’t even have to leave your car.

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Health issues don’t stop trapshooter Elizabeth Budin from earning national recognition

Despite managing an undiagnosed illness that has resulted in cluster migraines, trapshooter Elizabeth Budin's been named a second-team All-American by the Amateur Trapshooting Association.

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Notes: Family fun day at park

The Cold Day, Warm Hearts and Family Fun event is Jan. 23 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland.

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Eight Parks projects get federal funding

Trails and recreation projects for eight communities across the state received federal funding via the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Thursday.

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Goose Lake WMA Open to Public Access

Goose Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located southeast of Chambers in Holt County, is open to public access effective immediately.

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Enjoy Valentine’s Day at a Nebraska State Park

Enjoy Valentine’s Day at a Nebraska state park this winter.

Legislative committee kills proposal to outlaw mountain lion hunting in Nebraska; Ernie Chambers unsure of next move

The Legislature’s Natural Resources Committee voted 8-0 to indefinitely postpone Legislative Bill 127, which would prevent the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission from setting mountain lion hunting seasons. State Sen. Ernie Chambers introduced the bill last year, but the committee took no definitive action on the measure.

Captured Nebraska turkeys take road trip to Montana – and they won't be back

For the second consecutive year, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission employees captured the birds in netted enclosures on private property near Whiteclay in the Pine Ridge and turned then over to Montana wildlife managers to restock that state’s turkey population.

Photos: It’s a rapt audience for this special bird-day party

Eli Wheeler, 6, is excited to learn all about owl pellets and raptor talons on Saturday from Grace Noecker. He was at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center with his three sisters, from left, Brooklyn, 11; Talia, 9, and Annika, 2, along with his mother, Kara Wheeler, for the annual Raptor Bird-day Party.

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New Nebraska Game and Parks commissioner is an avid outdoorsman

New commissioner Dan Kreitman wants more youth involvement in outdoor activities.

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Notes: Hunting, Fishing, Boat, RV Expo comes to Bluffs

The River City Hunting, Fishing, Boat and RV Expo runs Friday through Jan. 17 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.

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