Tag: Nebraska Game and Parks

  • Early checked deer numbers up 8 percent statewide

    Early checked deer numbers up 8 percent statewide

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Preliminary deer check-in numbers indicate that statewide harvest numbers are up approximately 8 percent compared to the 2018 opening weekend of Nebraska’s firearm season. During the 2019 opening weekend of the November firearm season, Nov. 16-17, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s northeast district check stations recorded 17% more deer than last […]

  • Anglers take home outdoor prizes in the Take ’em Fishing challenge

    Anglers take home outdoor prizes in the Take ’em Fishing challenge

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Ten anglers took home outdoor prizes in the first round of prize drawings for the Take ’em Fishing challenge, sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and partners who have donated prizes. Anglers answered the challenge to take a new or lapsed angler fishing with them, for the chance at a […]

  • Nebraska Big Game Society supports big game efforts with Game and Parks donation

    Nebraska Big Game Society supports big game efforts with Game and Parks donation

    LINCOLN, Neb. – On May 31, Nebraska Big Game Society Board Members Jim King, Craig Hundt and Justin Hertzel presented a donation of $29,000 to Nebraska Game and Parks Director Jim Douglas. The Nebraska Big Game Society (NBGS) raises money through its membership dues and its fundraising spring auction and dinner. This check represented the […]

  • Public advised to check conditions when planning a park visit

    Public advised to check conditions when planning a park visit

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Warmer temperatures have arrived in parts of Nebraska, but those considering a trip to a state park or recreation area should call ahead before planning a visit. The arrival of warmer weather after record or near-record snow accumulation and ice buildup in parts of the state has increased the likelihood of lowland […]

  • Outdoor Education Center offers family fun for all ages

    Outdoor Education Center offers family fun for all ages

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Families that want to have fun and spend time together can find what they are looking for at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center. Located at 44th and Superior streets in Lincoln, the state-of-the-art archery and firearm range, offers a safe and comfortable environment for recreation and family fun. Whether […]

  • Get permission before morel hunting on private land

    Get permission before morel hunting on private land

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Morel mushroom hunters are out in force this month picking their favorite fungi. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds them that they must get landowner permission before entering private land. The non-commercial harvesting of morel mushrooms is allowed on Nebraska Game and Parks owned and controlled properties, unless otherwise signed. That […]