Hunting, fishing and outdoor activities in Nebraska and western Iowa


Family is wild about turkey hunting

Almost everyone in the Wattier family of Silver Creek is hunting turkey these days. Even grandma Judy Curtis likes to get in on the action.

Donors raise $13,000 to help Norfolk man with muscular dystrophy keep hunting

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Be advised: 200,000 gallons of wastewater discharged into Iowa creek

The discharge of partially treated wastewater at Bluegrass Creek south of Audubon, Iowa, followed a citywide power outage at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. A backup generator at the wastewater treatment plant failed to start.


May outdoor calendar; repaving at Indian Cave State Park; birding activities planned

The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in May.

Nebraska Game and Parks' shooting center to reopen

The Nebraska Game and Parks' shooting sports center will reopen April 25 for spring weekend sessions.


Three larval-stage pallid sturgeon prove species is spawning in the wild

For the first time in the eight-year pallid sturgeon population assessment program, fisheries biologists have caught three larval-stage fish in the Missouri River, giving hope to the multi-state effort to save the endangered species.


Davis: Hunting experience not just about the harvest

Only about 10 percent of hens grow beards, according to the National Wild Turkey Federation. And I had never seen one while on a hunt. Until now.


Mushrooms popping up, and websites make them easier to track

Morel reports in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa started coming in April 10. If you are waiting until Mother’s Day to make your annual trek to the woods, you are missing out on some fine picking.


Notes: Walleye tournament set for Lewis and Clark

A Nebraska Walleye Association open tournament will be held at Lewis and Clark Lake on April 25 and 26. The entry fee is $150 each day.


Tommy McCaslin cleaning up along the rivers

Tommy McCaslin hasn’t landed his monster yet, but he knows it’s out there and he’s working at it. He’s a fishing machine and has been since he was a boy.

Area students discover outdoor fun at Platte River State Park

Area fourth- and fifth-graders got some fresh air Thursday at Platte River State Park, near Louisville, courtesy of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Nebraska archery paddlefish applications period ending

The last day to apply for a Nebraska archery paddlefish permit for the July 11-Aug. 9 season is Tuesday.


Notes: Lots of activities at Niobrara Fun Day

Join the fun at the Niobrara National Scenic River’s Outdoor Family Fun Day at Smith Falls State Park on April 25, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This free event offers families the opportunity to enjoy the Niobrara River through a variety of hands-on outdoor activities.

Hansen: In Omaha’s skies, ruthless reality reigns as father falcon faces off against son

A male peregrine falcon named 19K flew from the State Capitol to Omaha's Woodmen Tower, were he spotted another male, Mintaka, his son. 19K was ready to rumble. And the fierce fight was caught on live webcam.

Fontenelle Forest full of life for Nebraska Science Festival

The forest was one of the sites throughout Omaha hosting activities for people of all ages as part of Nebraska Science Festival, a multiday celebration that aims to showcase the wonders of science.


Positive outlook for area pheasant populations

Nebraska will likely have the same positive outlook for pheasant populations as Iowa, a Game and Parks official says. Todd Bogenschutz of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said based on responses he’s been getting, Iowans should see more birds again this fall.


Mahoney, Platte River State Parks seek seasonal help

Seasonal jobs are available at two of Nebraska’s most popular tourist attractions.


Game and Parks seeks input on potential waterfowl changes

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking input on potential changes to duck zone and goose unit boundaries for the 2016-17 hunting season.

This is rare: Moose spotted several times in Nebraska Panhandle

Moose are rarely seen in Nebraska. Wildlife biologists suspect the recent arrival came from Wyoming. Unlike breeding populations of cougars, elk and bighorns established in recent decades, Nebraska has no wild moose herds.

As sandhill crane tourism booms, Harlan County capitalizes on pelicans

Just as hundreds of thousands of migrating sandhill cranes flock to central Nebraska’s Platte River each spring, American white pelicans descend on Harlan County Lake by the hundreds and thousands.

Suburban Scene, April 5

Splishing and splashing could start at a second Papillion park as early as July.


Angler from Elkhorn reels in big win

After four years on the pro bass fishing circuit, Omaha-area FLW pro Chad Randles has finally caught a big check.


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