"They are quite menacing," said Jonathan Larson, an entomologist with Nebraska Extension for Douglas County. "People see them and are frightened."
The late spring fish kill at Lake Maloney near North Platte was due to a number of factors, but disease wasn’t one of them, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Willow Slough Wildlife Area is quiet now, if you don’t count the chorus of bullfrogs croaking at full throat.
It will include slides, a trampolinelike dome and steps people can jump across.
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Zachary Welch of Ainsworth and Oren Smith of Parsons, Kansas, have been drawn as lottery winners of two Super Tag multispecies big game permits. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission drew the names July 10.
Local experts say they emerged about 10 days ago in the region and are popping up on trees, bushes and other plants.
It takes just a few drops of water for the microscopic larvae to hitch a ride to the next fishing hole. And that’s how zebra mussels, which originated in the Caspian Sea in Central Asia, spread, probably from ships’ ballasts, all the way into the Great Lakes of North America. The Missouri River is infested. Now, in Nebraska, another body of water appears to be on the list.
Two Panhandle parks are offering special opportunities to view the state’s best climbers — bighorn sheep. The hikes, which each begin at 9 a.m., will be Friday at Fort Robinson State Park west of Crawford and Saturday at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center south of Gering.
If you think the fishing is fantastic at Lake Wanahoo, and Daryl Bauer does, just wait for the action at Flanagan Lake in northwest Omaha and the Duck Creek Recreation Area near Peru.
The resumption of a decades-dormant U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study means lakes in the pipeline by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District that had been expected to take about 50 years to construct now could be open to the public in as few as 15 years.
The National Park Service and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks are offering free kayak clinics July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1 on Lake Yankton from 9 to 11 a.m.
Flanagan Lake, a flood-control and recreational lake nine years in the making, officially opened at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday against a backdrop of sparkling blue water dotted with kayaks.
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A press conference was held to celebrate the grand opening of Flanagan Lake, Omaha's latest flood control reservoir that provides public safet…
The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been discovered at Mahoney State Park in Nebraska and in Council Bluffs, Iowa, indications the threat to the region’s canopy is accelerating.
The 220-acre lake and 475 acres of parkland will feature biking and walking trails and fishing. The $44 million undertaking also is a flood-control reservoir with a "big job — to protect lives and the property of our citizens," the NRD wrote on its Facebook page.
The January through March season will allow up to eight mountain lions to be killed. But the season will be closed once four females are taken.
Omaha's N.P. Dodge Park will close Monday evening due to rising levels on the Missouri River. The closure is effective at 8 p.m., according to…
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission voted Friday to approve just the second regulated season on mountain lions since the big cats started making their return to the state nearly 30 years ago. It’s been a few years since mountain lions were in the news, so we thought we’d refresh the issue with a Q&A.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says sandbars along part of the Missouri River are again closed to protect the nests of en…
In the middle of a summer thunderstorm, when the heat dies down and a cool breeze wipes away the morning, the best place to be probably isn’t waist deep in the middle of a stream watching lightning flash in the clouds above. But I hadn’t caught a fish yet that day. So I didn’t plan on going anywhere.
Here's an update to the Outdoors calendar courtesy of the Nebraska Game and Parks Department.
Federal researchers calculate that — absent reductions in greenhouse gases — the Great Plains and Midwest have a realistic chance of averaging 5 degrees warmer by midcentury, and 9 degrees warmer by the end of the century.
A public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. June 22 at the Mid-Plains Community College in Ogallala.