Wing commander: Stutheit’s experience evaluating duck wings helps formulate waterfowl regulations across central U.S.

By Jerry KaneNebraska Game and Parks Commission LINCOLN, Neb. — By quickly studying a duck’s wing, Randy Stutheit plays a role in determining waterfowl regulations and seasons in states throughout the central portion of the country. But he’s been doing it awhile – 35 years – and that experience means a lot in the Central… Continue reading Wing commander: Stutheit’s experience evaluating duck wings helps formulate waterfowl regulations across central U.S.

Hinze is junior high champion at 51st Cornhusker Trap Shoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Zach Hinze of Republican River 4-H defeated Kahne Packer of 5 Clovers 4-H in a shoot-off to win the junior high competition in the 51st Cornhusker Trap Shoot on Thursday. Hinze and Packer each had broken 97 of 100 clay targets at 16 yards earlier in the day at the Nebraska Trapshooting… Continue reading Hinze is junior high champion at 51st Cornhusker Trap Shoot

51st Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot set for April 29-May 1

LINCOLN, Neb. – More than 2,000 students in grades 6-12 are expected to compete in the 51st Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot April 29-May 1 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association in Doniphan, Nebraska. Joining shooters from across Nebraska also will be those from Wyoming, Iowa, Colorado and South Dakota. COVID-19 protocols are… Continue reading 51st Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot set for April 29-May 1

Hunters Helping the Hungry receives Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Grant

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters Helping the Hungry has received a $10,000 grant award from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund to aid the program in helping Nebraskans in need. These funds will be used to cover some deer processing costs, supplementing cash donations. Additional cash donations from individuals and businesses still are needed to… Continue reading Hunters Helping the Hungry receives Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Grant

Join City Nature Challenge to help document wildlife

LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2021 City Nature Challenge invites individuals to explore and document wildlife where they live. The event started in 2016 as a competition between two cities to see how many different wildlife observations they could document using the platform iNaturalist. Since then, this community science event has grown and this year more… Continue reading Join City Nature Challenge to help document wildlife

Morel mushroom season has begun in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – There is good news for foragers. The morel mushroom picking season is just beginning. Some morels now are being found along eastern Nebraska’s river bottoms. In a few weeks, they will emerge in hilly wooded areas above rivers. “Look for morels near dead and decaying trees like cottonwoods,” said longtime morel hunter… Continue reading Morel mushroom season has begun in Nebraska

Commission approves 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting recommendations

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons at its meeting April 20 in Kearney. Commissioners approved staff recommendations to increase deer permits and bonus antlerless-only whitetail tags in several management units to stabilize populations. For antelope management units, an additional 39 either-sex permits… Continue reading Commission approves 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting recommendations

Five ways to get involved in Nebraska Bird Month

LINCOLN, Neb. — This May, join fellow bird lovers in celebrating Nebraska Bird Month by getting trained, celebrating birds, and boosting research through a variety of events planned across the state. More than a dozen events, such as the statewide Nebraska Bird Month 2021 BirdBlitz, provide opportunities for all skill levels. Here are five ways… Continue reading Five ways to get involved in Nebraska Bird Month

Bighorn sheep lottery applications begin April 19

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2021 bighorn sheep lottery permit beginning April 19. The application period ends Aug. 6, and the permit will be drawn later that month. A $29 nonrefundable application fee must accompany each application. Only Nebraska residents are eligible for the lottery. Apply… Continue reading Bighorn sheep lottery applications begin April 19

New anglers, do you have everything you need?

By Jerry KaneNebraska Game and Parks Commission LINCOLN, Neb. – Consider this scenario: You are an angler new to the sport and go out fishing on your own. You have a license, rod-and-reel combo and some tackle. What else do you need? Depending on the regulations of the lake, an angler has two choices to… Continue reading New anglers, do you have everything you need?