Tag: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

  • Commissioners approve Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Plan

    Commissioners approve Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Plan

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a five-year plan to recruit, retain and reactivate outdoor enthusiasts at its Oct. 21 meeting in Broken Bow. This 2023-2027 Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Plan provides goals, objectives and strategies to help Game and Parks engage outdoor participants in outdoor opportunities. The plan is focused on boating, fishing, […]

  • Catch these Game and Parks education events in November

    Catch these Game and Parks education events in November

    Nebraska Game and Parks Commission educators have scheduled interesting and engaging events for the curious in November. Here are some opportunities: Little Saplings early childhood program presents Look at Leaves Adults looking to explore the outdoors with their young children are invited to Little Saplings, a monthly early childhood nature discovery program at Schramm Education […]

  • Game and Parks awarded grant to conserve wetlands for at-risk species

    Game and Parks awarded grant to conserve wetlands for at-risk species

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been awarded a competitive grant to work with conservation organizations and private landowners to conserve wetlands on two parcels of land in south-central Nebraska. Conservation efforts will benefit the endangered whooping crane and the threatened eastern black rail, as well as common bird and wetland species. The two […]

  • Mountain lion lottery application period is Nov. 7 – Dec. 14

    Mountain lion lottery application period is Nov. 7 – Dec. 14

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept lottery applications for mountain lion permits Nov. 7 – Dec. 14, 2022, for the 2023 hunting season. Permits are available only to Nebraska residents, who may have one permit per calendar year. The bag limit for each permit is one mountain lion of either sex. The 2023 […]

  • Keep it safe this upland bird season

    Keep it safe this upland bird season

    Nebraska’s pheasant, quail and partridge seasons are quickly approaching. The youth season is Oct. 22-23, and the general season opens Oct. 29. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds upland hunters to keep the following safety tips top of mind when they hit the fields this fall: Treat every firearm as if it is loaded, […]

  • Motorists urged to use caution to avoid collisions with deer

    Motorists urged to use caution to avoid collisions with deer

    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 searching for does. […]

  • Commissioners to consider Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Plan

    Commissioners to consider Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Plan

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider approving a five-year plan to recruit, retain and reactivate outdoor enthusiasts at its Oct. 21 meeting in Broken Bow. If approved, the 2023-2037 Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation Plan would provide goals, objectives and strategies that would help Game and Parks to engage outdoor participants in outdoor opportunities. […]

  • Dirt work project set to start at Memphis WMA

    Dirt work project set to start at Memphis WMA

    Work is set to begin the week of Oct. 17 on a project at Memphis Wildlife Management Area in Saunders County. Users of the area should know some activities may be interrupted during construction. The dirt work will begin to prepare the site for construction of a new shop complex. This shop will serve as […]

  • Game and Parks expands youth archery offering with YMCA partnership

    Game and Parks expands youth archery offering with YMCA partnership

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is teaming up with the YMCA of Lincoln to expand archery offerings available to youth in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Beginning with a winter clinic and extending into summer leagues, this partnership will assist Game and Parks in offering archery to every family in the community. Game and Parks’ […]

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

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

    Hunters will have a chance to pursue deer at three state park areas along the lower Platte River this fall and winter. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering special antlerless deer hunting opportunities within Eugene T. Mahoney and Platte River state parks and Schramm Park State Recreation Area. Successful applicants will be issued […]