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The NRD estimates a total cost of $13 million to $14 million to build the pair, which will help control flooding. Each lake will include a recreation area with amenities for anglers, picnickers and other users.

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Notes: Conservation Reserve Program meetings set

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency, will host 56 Conservation Reserve Program general signup informational meetings.

Anonymous tip leads to arrest of 2 men in illegal killing of 25 antelope

Brent Hoerler, 21, and Taylor Mueller, 24, are both charged with hunting out of season, hunting without a permit, wanton waste and spotlight hunting. The men could face other penalties, including the potential loss of firearm permits and hunting and fishing licenses, and a more than $1,000 fine per animal, said Morrill County Attorney Travis Rodak.


Game and Parks to release pheasants at 10 Wildlife Management Areas

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will release rooster pheasants at 10 wildlife management areas in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.


Lake Wanahoo west entrance temporarily closed

The west entrance to Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area near Wahoo will be closed to public access beginning on Nov. 18 while the entrance road to the park is paved.

25 antelope illegally shot and left in Nebraska field

“I was very, very upset when I was about halfway through finding all these antelopes,’’ Nebraska conservation officer Sean McKeehan said. “Then to walk over another little hill and there was that many more.’’


Despite weather, deer numbers up compared to 2014

Strong weekend numbers point to further recovery of Nebraska’s deer herd. The opening two days of the firearm deer season saw more hunters fill their tags than last year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The season opened Saturday.

After a decade, Nebraska man, 86, can hunt again thanks to respiratory therapy

Respiratory therapy isn’t about exercise, it’s about taking life one breath at a time. It’s also about getting patients back to their former health, if not better. For Warren Schomburg, 86, the therapy made bird hunting possible.


Heat, Huskers slow start of deer season

Warm weather was the only wild card as firearm deer season opened Saturday in Nebraska. “A good day for deer hunters isn’t necessarily a good day to hunt,” said Tony Korth, the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium director.


Notes: Dads and Lads win One Box Pheasant Hunt

Seven new teams and 45 past shooters competed at the 55th Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt in Broken Bow. This year’s first-place team was the Dads and Lads.

Permits for cutting Christmas trees to go on sale later this month

Permits for cutting Christmas trees will go on sale Nov. 23 at the Pine Ridge and Bessey ranger districts in northwest and west-central Nebraska.


Start of deer season chance to make ‘lifelong memories’

Kit Hams has all kinds of stories — good and bad — from the opening day of the firearm deer season. Saturday is a day, he said, that some hunters have looked forward to all year, especially those with their first permit.

Hunter shot in leg as 2 men sight in a rifle nearby

A 45-year-old Fort Calhoun man went to the Creighton University Medical Center by ambulance Monday after being shot in the lower leg while deer hunting in Washington County.


Bull elk shot in Iowa to protect livestock, deer populations

Elk are a protected species in Iowa. The episode happened Sunday about two miles southeast of Onawa in Monona County.


West is best for early pheasant hunting as higher temperatures make it harder in east

There’s nothing like the sound of a pheasant taking flight for Tom Elliott. “When I hear that noise, my heart flutters in anticipation,” he said. His heart got a workout last weekend, when pheasant and quail hunting seasons opened in Nebraska and Iowa.


Notes: Know limit, know target during deer season

As hunters prepare for the Nov. 14 opening of the firearm deer season, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has two reminders: know your permit bag limit and know that the animal you are preparing to take is legal to harvest.


Know your target and bag limit for firearm deer season

As hunters prepare for the Nov. 14 opening of the firearm deer season, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has two reminders for them: know their permit bag limit and know that the animal they are preparing to take is legal to harvest.


Pheasant, quail hunters enjoy increased bird numbers on opening weekend

Hunters across the state saw noticeably improved hunting for pheasant and quail on the opening weekend of the season Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Hunters contacted by conservation officers reported more birds than in recent years and generally reported good success.


12-year-old hunter goes big with bull elk

Tyler Rystrom is only 12, but she’s already crossed elk off her bucket list. That’s the youngest age you can shoot one of the big-game species. Rystrom, a seventh grader at Adams Central in Hastings, went hunting with her grandpa, Tom Schleichardt of Chapman.


Notes: Westerholt Memorial Kiosk Dedication set for Friday

The public is invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Duane Westerholt Memorial Kiosk Dedication on the Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail west of Norfolk on Friday.


Nebraska’s special youth pheasant hunt a big success

Nebraska’s fifth annual special youth pheasant hunt was a success this year, with mentors providing youth with a safe, positive and successful hunting experience.


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