Ag and Outdoor 

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.

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.