Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

NEBRASKA | Many activities set for Halloween in the Hollow

LEWELLEN, NEBRASKA – Ash Hollow State Historical Park invites the public to celebrate with the “ghosts of the Oregon Trail” during Halloween in the Hollow on Saturday, Oct. 27.  The annual event, a cooperative effort between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Friends of Ash Hollow, will be noon to 7 p.m. at … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Many activities set for Halloween in the Hollow

NEBRASKA | Sensory Safari to be held at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lincoln Children’s Zoo and Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired will provide students with disabilities a chance to engage in science exploration through sight, sound, touch, and smell at Sensory Safari. Sensory Safari, scheduled Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-noon … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Sensory Safari to be held at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

NEBRASKA | Lake Wanahoo SRA monarch habitat tour is Sept. 9

LINCOLN, Neb. – Families are invited to a monarch butterfly habitat tour Sept. 9 at Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area in Saunders County. The free event is from 1-3 p.m. at the day use area on the east side of the lake.  Following a presentation about the decline of monarchs and the type of habitats … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Lake Wanahoo SRA monarch habitat tour is Sept. 9

NEBRASKA | September outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA– The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in September. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov.  Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. Sept. 1 – Hunting seasons open for cottontail, jackrabbit, dove, snipe, grouse, rail, raccoon and opossum Sept. … Continue reading NEBRASKA | September outdoor calendar

NEBRASKA | Major fish die-off investigated at Olive Creek Lake

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Low oxygen levels have caused a major die-off of fish at Olive Creek Lake, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  The remaining fish population is suspected to be small. The die-off was reported by the public and investigated by Game and Parks on Aug. 16.  Game and Parks staff found … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Major fish die-off investigated at Olive Creek Lake

NEBRASKA | Commission approves 2019 bighorn sheep season

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a bighorn sheep season for 2019.  It authorized one auction and one lottery permit for the season at its meeting Aug. 16 in Valentine. In addition, the drawing for the 2018 bighorn sheep lottery permit was held, with David Hunter of Auburn the winner.  There … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Commission approves 2019 bighorn sheep season

NEBRASKA | Nebraska Game and Parks Commission lists August outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in August.  Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. July 31-Aug. 2 – Learn to Hunt Camp, Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Nebraska Game and Parks Commission lists August outdoor calendar

NEBRASKA | Lake Maloney white bass die-off not caused by disease

LINCOLN, Neb. – The die-off of white bass May 26 at Lake Maloney was not the result of any infectious diseases, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  The cause can be attributed to the fish being concentrated in a localized area of the lake, stress due to spawning and a brief period of … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Lake Maloney white bass die-off not caused by disease

NEBRASKA | Migratory bird hunters must register for HIP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters of migratory birds are reminded of their requirement to register for the Harvest Information Program (HIP) beginning Aug. 1. HIP registration is required of residents age 16 and older and all nonresidents who plan to hunt migratory game birds in Nebraska between Aug. 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.  These birds … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Migratory bird hunters must register for HIP

NEBRASKA | Fall turkey permits available beginning Aug. 13

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters may begin purchasing fall turkey permits Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. Central Time.  Permits will be available at OutdoorNebraska.org and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission permitting offices. A fall turkey permit is valid statewide and allows a hunter to harvest two turkeys of either sex with a shotgun or archery equipment.  … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Fall turkey permits available beginning Aug. 13

NEBRASKA | Game and Parks accepting Gifford Point access permit applications July 9-30

LINCOLN, Neb. – People interested in hunting deer at Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA) this fall may apply for access permits July 9-30, according to Neal Van Winkle of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Van Winkle, the Gifford Point WMA manager, said 200 authorization permits will be issued to allow deer hunters access … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Game and Parks accepting Gifford Point access permit applications July 9-30

NEBRASKA | Capitol peregrine falcons’ second nesting attempt fails

LINCOLN, Neb. – A second nesting attempt this year by the peregrine falcon pair atop the Nebraska State Capitol Building in Lincoln has failed. The latest nesting attempt began near the end of May, when the female peregrine falcon laid three eggs in the nest box located on the Capitol’s 18th floor.  Over the past … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Capitol peregrine falcons’ second nesting attempt fails