Don’t forget to sight-in firearms before deer season

LINCOLN, Neb. – With the Nebraska firearm deer season just around the corner, now is the time to sight in that rifle or handgun. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission cooperates with shooting range partners across the state to coordinate and promote sight-in dates. “As hunters, it is our responsibility to have our equipment and… Continue reading Don’t forget to sight-in firearms before deer season

Charron first hunter to complete 2021 Duck Slam

LINCOLN, Neb. – Kyle Charron knew he had a chance to be the first hunter to complete the Duck Slam this season. The 35-year-old Broken Bow man hunts the playa wetlands every October, typically harvesting multiple duck species each year. This year, he and his friends were hunting them on private land in Custer County… Continue reading Charron first hunter to complete 2021 Duck Slam

Oct. 23-24 youth pheasant season includes Special Youth Hunts

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Oct. 23-24 statewide youth pheasant, quail, and partridge season for hunters ages 15 and younger provides an excellent opportunity to mentor new hunters. “Each fall, the youth season provides a great opportunity to get young family members and friends out hunting in a more controlled environment,” said John Laux, upland game… Continue reading Oct. 23-24 youth pheasant season includes Special Youth Hunts

Motorists urged to use caution to avoid collisions with deer

LINCOLN, Neb. – Deer are more active this time of the fall. Crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has suggestions to help drivers avoid deer-vehicle accidents and lessen the risk of injury or vehicle damage. During the breeding season, bucks become more active… Continue reading Motorists urged to use caution to avoid collisions with deer

Senator Fischer Supports Historic, Bipartisan Wildlife Bill

Senator Deb Fischer is supporting a bipartisan wildlife conservation bill, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, that will dedicate $1.4 billion annually to locally-led efforts to help at-risk wildlife species in Nebraska and nationwide. “This funding is vitally important to conserving fish and wildlife on private working lands throughout the state,” said George Cunningham of the Nebraska… Continue reading Senator Fischer Supports Historic, Bipartisan Wildlife Bill

Variety of events help celebrate Nebraska Reptile Month

LINCOLN, Neb. – October is Nebraska Reptile Month. By a proclamation from Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska is recognizing the month as Nebraska Reptile Awareness Month. Reptiles benefit Nebraska by maintaining rodent and insect populations, serving as biological indicators of ecosystem health, and are predator and prey and aid in energy flow in a variety of… Continue reading Variety of events help celebrate Nebraska Reptile Month

Sen. Fischer supports bipartisan bill to benefit wildlife

LINCOLN, Nebraska — Sen. Deb Fischer has signed onto a bipartisan wildlife conservation bill, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, which will dedicate $1.4 billion annually to locally-led efforts to help at-risk wildlife species in Nebraska and nationwide. Approximately $17 million would go to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and be used to implement its wildlife… Continue reading Sen. Fischer supports bipartisan bill to benefit wildlife

Rainbow trout stockings scheduled this fall

LINCOLN, Neb. – Rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and state park and recreation area lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. These stockings will enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. Cutthroat and tiger trout stockings also are scheduled for a select number of water bodies. Stocking schedules… Continue reading Rainbow trout stockings scheduled this fall

Hunters urged to stay safe in the field this season

LINCOLN, Neb. – Another action-packed hunting season has begun, and hunters are excited, but safety should be first and foremost. Hunters should remember these key steps to ensure safety for them and those around them. Firearm safety rules Many dove and teal hunts are in a group setting with friends and family. Be sure to… Continue reading Hunters urged to stay safe in the field this season

Special deer hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks, as well as Schramm Park State Recreation Area. Successful applicants will be issued a special access permit that allows them to hunt antlerless deer in designated areas of a park… Continue reading Special deer hunts at Mahoney SP, Platte River SP, Schramm Park SRA