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Lake Yankton salvage set in preparation for fish renovation

An upcoming renovation project at Lake Yankton in Cedar County will result in all fish being eliminated on Sept. 10. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has authorized fish salvage there Aug. 20 through Sept. 8. The water level at the lake is down four feet and dropping.

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Rat and Beaver Lakes to close temporarily for aquatic habitat project

Rat and Beaver Lakes in Cherry County will be temporarily closed to the public next month while a chemical renovation of the lakes takes place as part of an aquatic habitat project.

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Iowa waterfowl seasons approved

DES MOINES — The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved the 2014-15 migratory game bird hunting seasons during its monthly meeting Thursday.

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Dutch oven adds pizazz to camp meals

There’s something peaceful and fulfilling about preparing a meal at a campsite. Far from the distractions of modern life, you can enjoy the company of others and the natural beauty around you. You only have what you can carry. There’s no fridge, no TV, no distractions.

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Notes: Veterans get deal at outdoor center

August is Veterans Appreciation Month at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. All veterans with proper identification may shoot for $5 per 30 minutes on Mondays during the month.

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Early teal season under evaluation

This September, duck hunters will have to sharpen their duck ID skills if they want to retain the teal season in northern Nebraska.

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Western Nebraska landowners eligible for fencing incentive

Landowners in the Panhandle and a portion of north-central Nebraska have the opportunity to benefit from a program to install wildlife-friendly fence on their properties.

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Airboaters converge for 'Thunder on the Loup'

It was the perfect weather and the perfect setting: powder blue Nebraska skies, just a hint of a breeze and glistening white sandbars resting along the gentle lap of shallow water in the Loup River.

Mountain lion, cub sighting reported at McCool Junction

The York County Sheriff's Office reported a sighting of a possible mountain lion and cub at McCool Junction on Saturday night.

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Ducey: Big catch made, just missed state mark

Bob Campbell finds himself just gazing at the photo sometimes, mesmerized by the size of the blue catfish he pulled out of the Missouri River.

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Notes: Lincoln County pair win fishing tourney

Kylan Rhodes and Austin Denisse of Lincoln County won the 2014 Nebraska State High School Fishing Tournament July 26 at Merritt Reservoir.

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Where Have All the Pheasants Gone?

One of the most common questions we receive in our day to day habitat work is, “Where have all the pheasants gone? I used to flush a limit out of these 60 acres every time I walked it. The 60 acres are still here. Where did the pheasants go?”

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Buffalo Bill Ranch Campground and Trail Rides

Trail Rides are a new addition to Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park (SHP) and State Recreational Area (SRA) this year.

Crews will kill, restock fish in Columbus lake

Crews plan to kill the fish in a Columbus lake that has become overrun with carp.

Wilson Island State Recreation Area set to reopen

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the Wilson Island State Recreation Area will open its gates Monday. Workers are currently adding fire rings and picnic tables.

Nebraska Game and Parks sets certification event

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled a training and certification session for youth fishing instructors.

Nebraska outdoor skills workshop scheduled

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled a Becoming an Outdoors-Family workshop next month.

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Notes: Zebra mussels at Offutt lake

The presence of invasive zebra mussels has been confirmed at Offutt Base Lake near Bellevue.

Roy Breuklander was rancher, outfitter, friend of the Niobrara River

Long before inflatable inner tubes and kayaks filled the Niobrara River, Roy Breuklander used to float down the river on two tractor tires, a piece of plywood and a lawn chair. He would take his family along on the makeshift raft, using a 10-foot pole to steer.

'The flora is wonderful': After years of drought, Omaha area’s prairies are more beautiful than usual

After going through years of dryness, the Omaha area’s prairies are blossoming in color thanks to strong rains.

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Former NU star Rimington finds peace behind the lens

Former Husker football great Dave Rimington is a natural at photographing nature.

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