The study reveals that since 1942 spring migration of whooping cranes occurs as many as 22 days earlier in spring and about 21 days later in fall.
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Pheasant abundance appears similar to last year and prairie grouse numbers have declined, according to Upland Game Hunting Outlook.
July Rural Mail Carrier Survey shows that relative abundance of quail was higher compared to last year. The relative abundance of pheasant, wild turkey, cottontail and jackrabbit was slightly lower, but was comparable to 2016 estimates. The survey showed abundances of pheasant, quail and jackrabbit were above the five-year average.
All 21 lambs equipped with tracking collars in May and June have died. And while pneumonia is the cause, biologists want to know what pathogens are triggering the disease.
New marks set for triploid crappie, bowfishing.
South Dakota border water, also known as Cottonwood Lake, sits below Lewis and Clark Lake’s Gavins Point dam and just north of the Missouri River. In recent years, zebra mussels became established in Lewis and Clark and the river from the dam to the Kansas border.
Thirty teams competed in the seventh annual tournament, and each team could weigh a maximum of five bass, with a minimum length of 15 inches.
State stocking approximately 25 cats at Platte River State Park’s Jenny Newman Pond near Louisville and 200 at Bowling Lake in Lincoln, ranging from 2 to 9 pounds.
If spring and early summer weather is moderate, production of young should be good this year.
It allows hunters to donate whole field-dressed deer at participating meat processors, food pantries and other charitable organizations. In 2016, a record 528 hunters participated, and Nebraskans received more than 28,000 pounds of venison.
In 10 years of collecting broodstock, 1,633 pallid sturgeon have been sampled.
Numerous changes coming in 2017-2018 for deer, antelope and elk.
According to the survey, which was open only to 2016 fall turkey hunters, 63 percent were satisfied with their hunting experience. The results are based on 1,114 responses.
Commission has scheduled required boating safety courses at locations throughout the state in the coming months. The home-study option of the course allows participants to download and study materials online before attending a three-hour review and test-out session. The other option is a six-hour classroom course.
The 2017 event, the 12th in Nebraska, saw a record 802 registered archers and 2,000 spectators.
The Commission adopted waterfowl season orders that include opening the early teal season on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend – a week earlier than staff had proposed and the same as the 2016 teal season
Fall turkey hunters in the state to receive survey.
Nebraska is the 30th state to confirm the presence of white-nose syndrome, which has killed more than 6 million bats since 2006. Additionally, the disease has been confirmed in five Canadian provinces.
Observers of cranes are encouraged to record number of birds, location, type of activity, and, if it can be determined, the number of adults and juveniles.
Most of the state’s best pike waters are located in north central and northwestern Nebraska; however, eastern Nebraska anglers have an excellent location at Lake Wanahoo in Saunders County to catch and release pike into the 40-inch range.
It’s the first known case of chronic wasting disease in deer in the county.
Close to 195,000 cranes were on the Central Platte River as of Feb. 27. That figure was around 66,000 just a week earlier.
The record-low number of hunting incidents in 2016 coincided with a year in which a record 10,111 hunter education certificates were issued.
By tracking the lambs, biologists hope to get a better idea of what is causing so many of them to die in the Pine Ridge area of Dawes and Sioux counties in northwestern Nebraska.
All-time high harvest marks set for mule deer bucks, cow elk and total elk.
Four deer test positive for chronic wasting disease