OUTDOOR NEWS
OUTDOOR NEWS

LINCOLN — After a one-year hiatus, the Missouri River Outdoor Expo is back Saturday Sept. 18 to 19 at Ponca State Park, with a diverse array of family-friendly, hands-on activities that showcase outdoor education, sports and recreation.

The seventh annual Bob’s Burger Eating Contest is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19, during the Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park.

Ponca State Park is hosting the Smoke on the River BBQ Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 18, during the Missouri River Outdoor Expo. There will be three main categories: Pork, poultry and beef.  An other category of wild game will be judged separately.

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s fall wild turkey season begins Wednesday, Sept. 15, giving hunters a chance to harvest two turkeys on a single permit.

It’s that time of the year with fewer daylight hours and temperatures beginning to drop, a sure sign that fall is right around the corner.

LINCOLN — In 2019, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission launched a tool to help landowners address deer populations on their property. To keep hunter information current for landowners, all hunters must register in the program annually.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, along with AKRS Equipment Solutions, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Heartland DSC, is launching its third Take ’em Hunting challenge to hunters started Sept. 1.

LINCOLN — There are more than a million acres of publicly accessible lands throughout Nebraska. The recently published 2021-22 Public Access Atlas identifies and consolidates these public access resources for the benefit of Nebraska’s hunters, trappers and anglers.

Have you ever heard of the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the American Revolution? Well recently in my own life there was such a shot fired. While it didn’t necessarily begin a war, it definitely left an impact on my life. While my years in the outdoors are far from over, they will…

LINCOLN — Hunters again are challenged to go afield with family and friends this fall to complete the Nebraska Upland Slam by harvesting all four of Nebraska’s primary upland game bird species.

LINCOLN — You love it: being in the blind, setting up the spread, turning a flock, watching them cup, taking the shot and seeing a great retrieve. Duck hunting is time well spent.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved the authorization of one lottery and one auction permit for the 2022 bighorn sheep season when it met Aug. 27 in Gering. The 2022 bighorn sheep season will be Nov. 29-Dec. 22.

LINCOLN — Nebraska wildlife officials say conditions throughout much of the state are suitable for the spread of deadly viral diseases among big game populations and are asking the public to report unexplained death or illnesses of deer, pronghorn, elk and bighorn sheep.

LINCOLN — With the annual dove season opener on Wednesday, Sept. 1, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has some reminders for hunters, as well as recommendations for areas to hunt.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking input on a draft master plan being developed to improve Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and State Recreation Area in North Platte. The master plan covers potential new development, programming and recreational activities th…

We are in the dog days of summer. Ears of sweet corn have already been harvested. Elderberries are ripe. School is starting. Boating, swimming, tubing and fishing are being widely enjoyed now on the weekends. And, Nebraska’s first official hunting season that carries into fall — the squirrel…

The Norfolk Archery Club will host the Whitetails 3-D archery tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28 and 29. Registration times are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The club’s outdoor range is located south of Norfolk on U.S. Highway 81; turn west at North Airport Road (Coca-Cola building), go ¼ mile, t…