Ag and Outdoor 

Outdoor notes: Indianola man seriously injured in hunting incident
Outdoor notes: Indianola man seriously injured in hunting incident

An Indianola man was seriously injured in a deer hunting incident at about 5 p.m. Nov. 20 in Red Willow County.

Outdoor notes: Christmas dinner returning to Fort Robinson

Outdoor notes: Christmas dinner returning to Fort Robinson

Fort Robinson State Park’s historical Christmas dinner is roaring back with a theme from the Roaring ’20s.

Cow-Calf Cost of Production Workshops to be held in the Panhandle

Cow-Calf Cost of Production Workshops to be held in the Panhandle

The Cow-Calf Cost of Production Workshops will provide a hands-on learning experience for producers to learn how to calculate a unit cost of production for a cow-calf operation.

NGPC in midst of fall trout stocking

NGPC in midst of fall trout stocking

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is in the midst of their fall trout stocking.

Outdoor notes: Motorists urged to use caution to avoid collisions with deer

Outdoor notes: 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.

Northeast ag students meet with industry representatives

Northeast ag students meet with industry representatives

The Acklie College Farm at Northeast Community College was a busy recently with over 170 agriculture students meeting with industry representatives during a day designed to connect the two groups and showcase employment opportunities in the industry.

Outdoor notes: Try these fall activities at Nebraska’s state parks

Outdoor notes: Try these fall activities at Nebraska’s state parks

Fall is here, with limitless possibilities for outdoor fun. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the autumn season, look no further than Nebraska’s state parks, which are perfect for recreation of all kinds.

Outdoor notes: Public asked to report dead, sick big game

Outdoor notes: Public asked to report dead, sick big game

Nebraska wildlife officials say conditions throughout much of the state are suitable for the spread of deadly viral diseases among big game populations.

Outdoor notes: Williams Gap WMA reopens

Outdoor notes: Williams Gap WMA reopens

Williams Gap Wildlife Management Area southeast of Gering has reopened to the public after being closed because of a wildfire.

Several cows killed by anthrax in western South Dakota

Several cows killed by anthrax in western South Dakota

Several cows have died of anthrax in western South Dakota, officials said Tuesday.

New collars boost bighorn sheep monitoring efforts

New collars boost bighorn sheep monitoring efforts

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is better able to monitor the health, movements and distribution of bighorn sheep in the Wildcat Hills thanks to a project completed this month.

Outdoor notes: Explore the parks with these Game and Parks events in October

Outdoor notes: Explore the parks with these Game and Parks events in October

Spend some time this fall in Nebraska’s state parks. While history is a major theme during October park events, other types of events are scheduled, too.

Outdoor notes: Anglers will benefit from completed aquatic projects at Fort Rob, Summit

Outdoor notes: Anglers will benefit from completed aquatic projects at Fort Rob, Summit

Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area, renowned for its Sandhills location providing spectacular astronomical views, has been certified as an International Dark Sky Park.

Outdoor notes: Get outdoors with a fall turkey hunt in Nebraska starting Sept. 15

Outdoor notes: Get outdoors with a fall turkey hunt in Nebraska starting Sept. 15

Nebraska’s fall wild turkey season opens Sept. 15, when hunters will get out to the woods and fields for a chance to bag some birds.

Northeast Nebraska students learn about corn and careers at Ag Festival

Northeast Nebraska students learn about corn and careers at Ag Festival

Two hundred forty-six fifth grade students from eight schools in Northeast Nebraska gained firsthand experience about where their food, fiber, and fuel come from by attending the sixth annual Growing Potential Agriculture Festival.

Outdoor notes: Landowners reminded Free-earned Landowner Elk Permit Program available

Outdoor notes: Landowners reminded Free-earned Landowner Elk Permit Program available

Nebraska landowners are reminded of a new program beginning this fall that could provide them a free elk permit. In the Free-earned Landowner Elk Permit Program, a person who owns or leases at least 80 acres of farm- or ranchland for agricultural purposes

Northeast program highlighted in national magazine

Northeast program highlighted in national magazine

A Northeast Community College agriculture program has been featured in a national publication.

Nebraska sees decline in agriculture due to crop prices and drought

Nebraska sees decline in agriculture due to crop prices and drought

The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows an economic downturn for agriculture in Nebraska. 

Outdoor notes: Nine state parks where you can escape the crowds

Outdoor notes: Nine state parks where you can escape the crowds

Busy state parks are busy for a reason: There’s plenty to do and lots to see. But there are plenty of quieter parks, too.

8 harvested in state’s first special elk depredation season

8 harvested in state’s first special elk depredation season

Eight elk were harvested during Nebraska’s first special elk depredation season.

Outdoor notes: Platte River State Park’s 40th anniversary celebration is Aug. 13

Outdoor notes: Platte River State Park’s 40th anniversary celebration is Aug. 13

Platte River State Park will celebrate its 40th anniversary Aug. 13 with a daylong event for the entire family.

Outdoor notes: Mahoney SP’s conservatory to close temporarily for construction of new Venture Parks project

Outdoor notes: Mahoney SP’s conservatory to close temporarily for construction of new Venture Parks project

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park’s James Family Conservatory will be closed temporarily starting July 20 for the start of a yearlong construction project.

Outdoor notes: Take ’em Hunting grand prize winner Luedtke introduces friend to hunting

Outdoor notes: Take ’em Hunting grand prize winner Luedtke introduces friend to hunting

Outdoor activities are better with friends – including hunting. Noah Luedtke introduced his friend, Preston Cuddy, to turkey hunting last fall through the Take ’em Hunting challenge and gave him the start he needed.

Outdoor notes: Seven unusual places to stay at Nebraska’s state parks

Outdoor notes: Seven unusual places to stay at Nebraska’s state parks

Ready for some adventure? Ditch your hotel room this summer and stay somewhere a bit unconventional – like a tepee or a remodeled caboose.

Outdoor notes: Five state recreation areas will allow fireworks on July 4

Outdoor notes: Five state recreation areas will allow fireworks on July 4

Visitors to five state recreation areas will be allowed to touch off fireworks on July 4.

Outdoor notes: Work on Main Ramp Area at Merritt SRA now set to begin June 27

Outdoor notes: Work on Main Ramp Area at Merritt SRA now set to begin June 27

A repair project at the Main Ramp Area at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area has been pushed back slightly.

Outdoor notes: Catch cowboys, soldiers, and Miss V the traveling cowgirl at Fort Kearny event

Outdoor notes: Catch cowboys, soldiers, and Miss V the traveling cowgirl at Fort Kearny event

Join Fort Kearny State Historical Park for an afternoon of free cowboy fun from 2 to 4 p.m. June 28 at 1020 V Road, Kearney.

Outdoor notes: Commissioners to consider changes to wild turkey seasons for 2023

Outdoor notes: Commissioners to consider changes to wild turkey seasons for 2023

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider recommendations for 2023 wild turkey hunting seasons at its June 17 meeting in Lexington.

State Park's hours of operation reduced this Summer

State Park's hours of operation reduced this Summer

As Nebraska’s state parks prepare for another summer season, some are adjusting their activity hours because of a limited workforce. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission urges park-goers to call ahead before visiting a park to check on activity ti

Outdoor notes: Join the Great Park Pursuit for a Nebraska outdoor adventure

Outdoor notes: Join the Great Park Pursuit for a Nebraska outdoor adventure

Visit Nebraska parks, engage in healthy recreation — and possibly win prizes — by joining the 2022 Great Park Pursuit, an exploration of 20 official parks sites across the state.

Crofton's Dam Race returns this summer

Crofton's Dam Race returns this summer

Event organizers are now busy accepting registrations for this year's running of Crofton's Dam Race.

Outdoor notes: Catch these Game and Parks education events in June

Outdoor notes: Catch these Game and Parks education events in June

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission educators have scheduled interesting and engaging events for the curious in June. Here are some opportunities:

Waterways Across Nebraska Receiving Improvements

Waterways Across Nebraska Receiving Improvements

The Gracie Creek Pond in Loup County will be closed temporarily to fishing and public access as work on its rehabilitation will begin with equipment mobilization May 23. Frenchman Lake #1 is also receiving a little shot in the arm. Windy condition fishing

Outdoor notes: Gracie Creek Pond temporarily closed to access as work begins on rehabilitation project

Outdoor notes: Gracie Creek Pond temporarily closed to access as work begins on rehabilitation project

The Gracie Creek Pond in Loup County will be closed temporarily to fishing and public access as work on its rehabilitation will begin with equipment mobilization May 23.

Game and Parks accepting outdoor recreation grant applications

Game and Parks accepting outdoor recreation grant applications

Two federal grant programs administered by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission are accepting applications from communities across Nebraska for recreation improvements.

Outdoor notes: Game and Parks accepting RTP, LWCF outdoor recreation grant applications

Outdoor notes: Game and Parks accepting RTP, LWCF outdoor recreation grant applications

Two federal grant programs administered by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission are accepting applications from communities across Nebraska for recreation improvements.

Lakes Mac and Ogallala enter second season of reservation requirement

Lakes Mac and Ogallala enter second season of reservation requirement

Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas are entering their second peak season May 20 to Sept. 11 when reservations are required for all camping, including beach sites.

New Big Game Hunting Recommendations Approved

New Big Game Hunting Recommendations Approved

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for 2022 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons at its meeting April 28 at Niobrara State Park.

Outdoor notes: Open Fields and Waters Program seeking new enrollments

Outdoor notes: Open Fields and Waters Program seeking new enrollments

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is looking to provide additional hunting and fishing opportunities on private lands through its Open Fields and Waters Program.

Raymond Central’s Gerdes wins Cornhusker Cup

Raymond Central’s Gerdes wins Cornhusker Cup

Cornhusker Cup champion Mason Gerdes had a strategy for shooting in the blustery winds of the 52nd Cornhusker Trap Shoot on Saturday in Doniphan, Nebraska.

52nd Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot

52nd Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot

This weekend Doniphan plays host to the nation's largest middle & high school trap shooting competition. We also check in with professional fisherman Thomas Larson for more spring time fishing tips.

Outdoor notes: 52nd Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot set for April 28-30

Outdoor notes: 52nd Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot set for April 28-30

More than 2,400 students in grades 6-12 are expected to compete in the 52nd Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot April 28-30 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association in Doniphan, Nebraska.

Springtime Fishing notes & tips

Springtime Fishing notes & tips

The Nebraska Game and Parks is offing the Take'em Fishing Challenge again! Plus we check in with Thomas Larson for some early season pointers. Watch video for complete story and details.

Outdoor notes: Getting hooked on spring crappie fishing

Outdoor notes: Getting hooked on spring crappie fishing

There is no doubt the fish species that can send the largest number of anglers to the banks during the spring outbreak of fishing fever is crappies.

Outdoor notes: Win adventure in 2022 Take ’em Fishing challenge

Outdoor notes: Win adventure in 2022 Take ’em Fishing challenge

Take ’em Fishing is all about sharing the experience of the sport.

Outdoor notes: Bighorn sheep lottery applications begin April 18

Outdoor notes: Bighorn sheep lottery applications begin April 18

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for one 2022 bighorn sheep lottery permit beginning April 18.

Walleye egg collections begins; dam, breakwater to close at rec areas

Walleye egg collections begins; dam, breakwater to close at rec areas

Fisheries staff at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission again will capture spawning walleyes at Sherman Reservoir, Merritt Reservoir and Lake McConaughy to collect eggs to meet stocking requests.

Be safe when paddling Nebraska waters this spring

Be safe when paddling Nebraska waters this spring

Nothing brings out paddlers like unseasonably warm temperatures.

Outdoor notes: Nebraska’s top 9 parks with trails for wildlife watching

Outdoor notes: Nebraska’s top 9 parks with trails for wildlife watching

With migration underway and spring on our doorstep, now is a great time to get outside, bring some binoculars and walk a trail to see wildlife.

Outdoor notes: Commissioners to consider 2022-2023 waterfowl recommendations

Outdoor notes: Commissioners to consider 2022-2023 waterfowl recommendations

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider 2022-2023 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its March 23 meeting in Nebraska City.

Outdoor notes: Bridge, bank stabilization project underway at Rock Creek Station SHP

Outdoor notes: Bridge, bank stabilization project underway at Rock Creek Station SHP

A construction project is underway at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park near Fairbury that will limit some visitor access within the park from time to time.

Outdoor notes: 2022 Nebraska Fish Art Contest open for entries

Outdoor notes: 2022 Nebraska Fish Art Contest open for entries

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can discover the outdoors by participating in the third annual Nebraska Fish Art Contest.

Outdoor notes: Surveys hitting hunters’ inboxes soon

Outdoor notes: Surveys hitting hunters’ inboxes soon

Hunters of upland and small game, waterfowl, fall turkey and deer will receive emailed invitations to participate in surveys about their harvest and hunting experiences.

Outdoor notes: Six fishing records certified in 2021, including one twice in eight days

Outdoor notes: Six fishing records certified in 2021, including one twice in eight days

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission certified six state fishing records in 2021, including the underwater spearfishing channel catfish mark that was broken twice in eight days. It was a record that had stood for more than 20 years.

Outdoor notes: Game and Parks to host fly-tying workshops in March

Outdoor notes: Game and Parks to host fly-tying workshops in March

Anglers can learn the basics of fly tying that will prepare them to catch trout and panfish this spring.

Commissioners approve special area regulation changes for WMAs

Commissioners approve special area regulation changes for WMAs

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission adopted special area regulation changes for wildlife management areas at its meeting Jan. 28 in Lincoln.

Outdoor notes: Big game meetings scheduled across Nebraska

Outdoor notes: Big game meetings scheduled across Nebraska

Hunters and landowners are encouraged to offer their feedback on big game issues during the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s public informational meetings this winter.

Outdoor notes: November firearm deer harvest lower than last year

Outdoor notes: November firearm deer harvest lower than last year

Preliminary Nebraska deer check-in numbers indicate statewide harvest is down 12 percent compared to 2020 for the November firearm season.

Career opportunities the focus of day one at Nebraska Ag Expo

Career opportunities the focus of day one at Nebraska Ag Expo

The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA), in conjunction with the Nebraska Ag Expo hosts a Career Exploration Event aimed to create awareness of the employment opportunities in the equipment industry.

Outdoor notes: Outdoor Catch a festive park event near you

Outdoor notes: Outdoor Catch a festive park event near you

Nebraska state parks will be offering a variety of events throughout the month of December.

Outdoor notes: Catch these Game and Parks education events in December

Outdoor notes: Catch these Game and Parks education events in December

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission educators have scheduled interesting and engaging events for the curious in December.

Outdoor notes: Bird Conservatory of the Rockies offers Family Nature Club in Scottsbluff

Outdoor notes: Bird Conservatory of the Rockies offers Family Nature Club in Scottsbluff

Family Nature Club is a monthly event for children and adults to encourage discovery of the wonders of nature. The first session, Dec. 4 in Scottsbluff, will focus on birds.

Inaugural Special Landowner Deer Season wraps up

Inaugural Special Landowner Deer Season wraps up

For hunters in Nebraska’s inaugural Special Landowner Deer Season, their season is over.

Deer Firearm Season Opens

Deer Firearm Season Opens

The statewide Nebraska deer firearm season is set to begin November 13th. Watch video for important information pertaining this season's rules and regulations.

Deer hunters urged to be safe during firearm season

Deer hunters urged to be safe during firearm season

Hunters taking to the field for the November firearm deer season will have bagging a deer on their minds. Safety should be uppermost on their minds.