Nebraska Game and Parks Reports

Record number of bald eagle nests in Nebraska

(Windigo Images)LINCOLN, Neb. — In 2017, a record 209 active bald eagle nests were estimated in Nebraska by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Bald eagles were on federal and state endangered species lists as late as 2007 and 2008, respectively. In a little more than a quarter-century the species has gone from a nonexistent breeding species to one that…

No record-setter, but another nice Nebraska bighorn

Jack Nemeth and his son, Riley, with the big ram. (NGPC photo)CRAWFORD, Neb. — Nebraska’s limited bighorn sheep season wrapped up recently when the second of two permit holders harvested a ram near Fort Robinson State Park’s Cheyenne Buttes. Jack Nemeth of nearby Chadron, who won the permit by lottery, said he was not looking for the “biggest, baddest ram”…

Survey: Satisfaction, success high for Nebraska turkey hunters

Popular among non-resident hunters is the distinct feather pattern and coloration of the Merriam’s subspecies. Those birds reside in Nebraska’s Panhandle and Niobrara valley. (NEBRASKAland/Justin Haag)LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters liked what they experienced while pursuing wild turkeys in Nebraska this spring according to an annual survey by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Almost all respondents — more than 96…

Nebraska joins Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska has joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, an agreement that recognizes the suspension of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses in states that are members of the compact. Any person whose license privileges or rights are suspended in any compact member state may also be suspended in all other member states. Nebraska became the 46th compact member…

Fall is trout-stocking time in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Catchable-size rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the agency said in a news release. These stockings will enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter, according to the release. The stockings began Sept. 19 with 1,000 trout put in Elm Creek east of Red Cloud. The…