Wild turkeys are different than deer. Your broadhead to hunt them with should be, too

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Every spring Nebraska’s central Platte River valley hosts one the most remarkable wildlife spectacles in North America and the largest gatherings of cranes in the world.

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Sandhill Crane Migration
Nebraska Game and Parks through the Years
Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund

Did you know Nebraska is the only triply landlocked state? To reach an ocean, gulf or bay from Nebraska, you would have to travel through at least three other states. Luckily, Nebraska is home to hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams to enjoy, practically in our own backyard.

📷: Calamus River

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A look back on Nebraska through the years. What gets you outdoors?

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One of our fisheries staff filled out his bracket a little differently this year... If you can, take a break from the hoops on TV and GO FISH!

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Know what you're catching!

I have seen some reports already this early spring of sturgeon being caught, mostly from Nebraska’s Missouri River. I am confident a lot of the anglers catching those fish, especially the old “river rats” are very aware of what they are catching and their sturgeon identification. On the othe...

Maximize your spring turkey hunting success this year with the turkey call trifecta.

There are three main types of turkey calls: box, pan, and diaphragm. Turkey hunters should be proficient with the following three main turkey calls to maximize their chances of success. Let’s take a look at each type: Box Boxes are the easiest to master. Simply run the paddle-like lid across the l...

Get ready to splash around at Louisville State Recreation Area this summer. Visitors will be able to rent watercycles and paddleboards, in addition to bouncing around on the giant inflatable water playground.

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It’s not about ‘having’ time. It’s about making time.

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The NGPC is seeking the public's help tracking whooping crane migration. You can report whooping crane sightings by completing our online report.

Each spring and fall, the entire population of whooping cranes in the Central Flyway migrates through Nebraska. Report sightings online.

The Nebraska state income tax form allows individuals to donate all or a part of their tax refund to the Wildlife Conservation Fund, which is used to maintain adequate habitat and healthy populations of wildlife across the state.

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Pit and pond owners and anglers, check this out!

There are a couple of workshops coming up on managing small waters, pits and ponds: Lake and pond management workshops scheduled in Omaha, Lincoln LINCOLN, Neb. – Free workshops are scheduled in Omaha and Lincoln this spring for anyone who makes decisions about lakes and ponds or wants to learn mo...

Congratulations to NEBRASKAland Magazine editor Jeff Kurrus, who recently published the children’s book, “Can you Dance Like John?” The children’s book tells the story of a sandhill crane coping with the loss of her mate.

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Enjoy your own homemade, corned wild game or beef brisket this Saint Patrick's Day!

Blogger’s Note: By popular demand and because it is Saint Patrick’s Day week, I am bringing back my blog about corning beef and wild game. I hope you enjoy it and find the time to try one of these delicious recipes. I raise my glass to you and exclaim: “Sláinte!” (slawn-cha), which is an Ir...
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It's #NationalNappingDay! Bobcat numbers have almost tripled nationwide since the 1980s to as many as 3.6 million according to a 2010 study in the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, the most recent national survey.

Get ready to get back outside! Request your copy of any of our guides to prepare you for spring.

Start planning your next outdoor Nebraska adventure by requesting one of our printed brochures. Please provide us with your mailing address using the form below. Parks This 50-page, full color, brochure contains information on all of our state parks, state historical parks and state recreation areas...