Outdoor cooking program set at Chadron State Park

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has cooked up a program to help people improve their outdoor cuisine.


Fishing tournament ‘keeps it simple’

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Game and Parks staff dig their new digs

As with most families who move into a new home, there’s some bare walls and boxes sitting in corners. But the staff at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission office in Omaha already love their new digs.

2 mottled ducks, rare Nebraska visitors, spotted south of Bellevue

Birders have been flocking to a wetlands area south of Bellevue to get a look at some rare visitors to Nebraska.

Tropical brown booby makes first Nebraska appearance

The Bergeron family has been having all kinds of fun with brown booby jokes since spotting the seabird at Hanson Lake No. 2.


Stalker in the Garden: American Robin

Like many people, I enjoy turning dirt – gardening and landscaping in my yard. Not only is it rewarding to see plants grow from meager beginnings, but these actions attracts birds. In spring and summer when most planting and breaking-of-ground is taking place, I seem to have a stalker that is waiting to pounce the moment I step outside and grab an implement. It is if an alarm sounds, or perhaps a dinner bell. 


Buffalo Cookouts at Niobrara State Park

Last two Buffalo Cookouts of the summer will be held July 19 and August 30 at Niobrara State Park. Cookout meals of buffalo burgers, beans, salads and ice cream will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a special program. Attendees must register and purchase meal tickets at the park office before noon on the day of the cookout; tickets for adults (13 and older) is $12 and children is $8. Program is free to attend.


Nebraska Boating: The Way We Were

The quiet boating times of the early 1900s are almost impossible to imagine today, their last vestige being yellowed and dog-eared photo postcards from a time when men wore straw boater hats and women wore long white dresses, when boating was nearly as silent as the photographs of it.

Bird walk planned at DeSoto Wildlife Refuge

Nature lovers can get a chance to see a variety of birds in the wild at a bird walk later this month.

Free tour of Lake Wanahoo scheduled

Pheasants Forever will be conducting a free tour of Lake Wanahoo on Saturday.


Notes: Dog of local vet wins yearlong competition

Nemaha Yankee, a 3-year-old pointer, has earned Dr. Pat McInteer of Falls City his first Purina award in the top shooting dog amateur competition.


Auen races with a single-track mind

Iowan Brad Auen intends to become a professional mountain bike racer, and those who know him aren’t betting against him.

'Explosive kits for dummies': Game and Parks bans exploding targets at Nebraska's wildlife management areas

The devices have been blamed for at least 16 wildfires in Western states, including Nebraska. 


Hunters receive more chances to harvest teal

NIOBRARA, Neb. — All of Nebraska will be open for teal hunting in September, and for at least the next three to five years under a new experiment.


Things just ducky for hunters as waterfowl population grows

Hunters should be ecstatic about duck numbers recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks waterfowl program manager.

State Games taking over Lincoln archery ranges

The indoor and outdoor archery ranges at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln will be closed to the public July 18-20.


Notes: Plant field trip at Rock Glen

Explore the steep hills and valleys, sandstone outcrops and sandy soils of Rock Glen Wildlife Management Area and Rock Creek Station State Historical Park during a native plant field trip July 12.


Davis: No worries on Missouri, bullhead post was bull

Getting to the bottom of a Facebook post with a picture of a man and a river monster.

Nebraska sets deadline for fish stocking signups

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has set an Aug. 1 deadline for applications to obtain stocked fish.

Rowe Bird Sanctuary expanding by nearly 600 acres

Audubon Nebraska has bought nearly 600 acres that will be protected as a rest stop for migrating sandhill and whooping cranes and other waterfowl.

Flooding to dampen holiday fun at some lakes, rivers

River levels across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa will be a mixed bag going into the holiday weekend, which means river enthusiasts will need a little extra vigilance.

Forgo the distance with these summer road trip ideas

If you want to tap into your inner pioneer, witness wildlife through a different lens or experience a little taste of northern Europe, you don’t have to stray too far away from home.


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