Ag and Outdoor 

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.