The City of Omaha Parks and Recreation Department announced the release of its “Discovery Guide,” which includes a sampling of activities and facilities that the department offers.

Residents are encouraged to view the guide online at Copies may be picked up at one of the department’s community centers.

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The final Iowa deer hunting season begins Friday in the 38 counties in southern and western Iowa where antlerless deer licenses are available. ... A male deer harvested Dec. 15 at the Pine Ridge Hunting Preserve in Davis County tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the third positive test for the fatal disease at the facility.

Submit calendar items or trophy pictures to or Outdoors Sports, World-Herald Sports Dept., 1314 Douglas St., Suite 700, Omaha, NE 68102. A daytime or cellphone number must be included.

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