Hunting, fishing and outdoor activities in Nebraska and western Iowa


Archaeology tours at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

September is Nebraska Archaeology Month and staff of the Nebraska State Historical Society will lead tours of the archaeological sites at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), to be held concurrently with the Fort’s Living History weekend on September 6 and 7.

Lincoln veterinarian elected to Pheasants Forever's board of directors

Dr. Kent Forney is owner of the Nebraska Animal Medical Center in Lincoln and is a Nebraska Game and Parks commissioner.

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Nebraska retreat for outdoorswomen still has space available

Space is still available for a retreat that teaches women skills they can use in the outdoors.


Early openers whet outdoorsmen’s appetites

Like a kid waiting for his parents to wake up on Christmas morning, the long days of August seem to drag while waiting for hunting season. The wait is almost over.


Notes: Pheasants Forever promotes Wehrman

Pheasants Forever has promoted Kelsi Wehrman to Nebraska state coordinator.


Relive History at Rock Creek Station SHP on Labor Day Weekend

LINCOLN – Visit Rock Creek Station State Historical Park on Labor Day weekend and watch the history of that area unfold. On Aug. 30-Sept. 1, re-enactors will portray August 1864, when the area was gripped by an Indian uprising. 


Writing Workshop Aug. 31 at Mahoney State Park

Join singer/songwriter and conservation advocate Erica Wheeler for The Soulful Landscape workshop Aug. 31 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland. Writers of all experience levels and non-writers are encouraged to attend.


Pheasant hunting should improve this fall

Nebraska pheasant hunting opportunities in 2014 should be on par with last year or slightly better, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s upland game hunting outlook.


Dove Hunting Season Just Around Corner

Dove hunting season begins soon and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has some reminders for those hunters, as well as recommendations for areas to hunt.


Space Still Remains for Halsey BOW

Space still remains in this year’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program – the annual Sandhills retreat that teaches women of all ages various outdoor skills


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.



Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) has many family fishing events across the state each year including two Carp-O-Rama events, one at Pawnee State Recreation Area (SRA) near Lincoln and Lake Maloney SRA south of North Platte, both provide a great opportunity for the public to get out and see what carp fishing is all about.

Archery hunting season for deer opens Sept. 1

Nebraska's archery deer hunting season will open Sept. 1 — the first time in 35 years the season has opened earlier than Sept. 15.


Davis: These bikers are in for the long haul

Walking into Joe and Luanne Edwards’ design studio and hair salon, you’d think you accidentally walked into a bicycle store. Bikes line the path to the offices and hang from the walls of their Glenwood, Iowa, storefront.


Notes: Deer hunts are set for DeSoto

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge will have antlerless deer hunts on Oct. 18 and 19 and December 20 and 21.


Game and Parks to debut Outdoor Encounter at Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will debut a state-of-the art interactive outdoor experience – Outdoor Encounter – at the 2014 Nebraska State Fair. The Outdoor Encounter includes an aquarium, archery range and shooting gallery.


In search of Iowa's ugliest tackle boxes

If the tackle box out in the garage is rusted through, busted up or has otherwise seen better days, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants to see it.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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