Celebrate the fall season on Saturday, November 15 at Ponca State Park. Enjoy crafts such as painting and building your own twig vase, while learning about natural science. All activities will take place in the Resource and Education Center.
I had a lot of curiosity about the natural world as a kid. I lived in a small town in central Illinois that was essentially rural in nature. I spent a lot of time in the woods and the creeks. But there was a rule, that until I was a certain age, I could only go to the first creek.
Nebraska hunters should locate a check station online that they intend to use before the start of the upcoming firearm deer season. The list of check stations has changed since it was first printed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in May.
Do a little homework first, Kit Hams says, and it will pay off next weekend. That’s when the November firearm season starts in Nebraska, leaving deer hunters just under a week to prepare for Saturday’s opener. The season runs through Nov. 23.
The park, located outside Papillion by Werner Park, won’t open until March or April, but the work is substantially finished — trails are poured, the grass seeded, the pedestrian bridges built. And the park’s 135-acre reservoir, created by damming Westmont Creek, is full of water and growing fish.
A judge sentenced Lamar Bertucci Sr., 45, on Wednesday to eight months in prison and one year of supervised release for killing a bald eagle and a rough legged hawk. Bertucci was also ordered to pay $6,500 in restitution.
Come celebrate the beginning of the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Ponca State Park. The entire family can make pinecone owl ornaments, fall wreaths and then test their archery skills at the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex.
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