Drew Schaefer harvested this tom in Boone County on the second day of the shotgun season, April 18. The tom  weighed in at 23.5 pounds and boasted a 9.5-inch beard and 1⅜ inch spurs.

LINCOLN — Hunters Helping the Hungry has received a $10,000 grant award from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund to aid the program in helping Nebraskans in need.

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons at its meeting April 20 in Kearney.

LINCOLN — 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.

LINCOLN — The updated online reservation system for all Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas’ campsites launched April 21 through Reserve America.

LINCOLN —  More than 2,000 students in grades 6-12 are expected to compete in the 51st Annual Cornhusker Trap Shoot April 29-May 1 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association in Doniphan.

So many of us get caught up in the rush of life. We get in a hurry to reach the next milestone and accomplish the next goal, yet we never stop to slow down and enjoy life. For me, spending time in the outdoors not only allows me to take a break from my daily routine, it helps teach a few val…

LINCOLN — Seeing young wild animals, such as deer, possums, ducks, rabbits and song birds, alone is common this time of year. Though the inclination may be to intervene, the best choice is to leave the animal alone.

LINCOLN — Genetic testing results recently confirmed a large canine killed Jan. 28, 2021, near Ueling, was a gray wolf.