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  1. NGPC Fishing Release: It’s a Fish Eat Mouse World!

    You know I love predator/prey dynamics and believe an understanding of them is a major key to finding and catching fish of all kinds. *For my latest “installment” on this theme, let me share a...
  2. NGPC Wildlife Release: Four days birding western Nebraska

    I was off*last Friday and Monday and took a four-day weekend birding trip to*western Nebraska. *The end of August and early September is one the most exciting times to go birding because migration...
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    NGPC Travel Release: Fair Bound

    Tomorrow morning I’ll be bound for*our brand new Nebraska Game and Parks Commission exhibit at the*NE State Fair in Grand Island’s Fonner Park. I can’t wait to work it all day! Our*free exhibit*area...
  4. NGPC Parks Release: Archaeology Tours at Fort Atkinson SHP

    September is Nebraska Archaeology Month and staff of the Nebraska State Historical Society will lead tours of the archaeological sites at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), to be held...
  5. NGPC Travel Release: Football Fans Tailgate at State Parks on WOWT 6 Outdoors

    With the kick off of football season around Nebraska (high school and college), on my WOWT 6 News outdoors segment I’ll be encouraging you to leave a little early for your game and tailgate in one of...
  6. NGPC Wildlife Release: Panhandle Passages: One for the Snakes

    After visiting with a Chadron community service organization last week, I wrapped up the presentation with a slideshow of wildlife photos from western Nebraska and moved on to questions. One question...
  7. NGPC Fishing Release: Bullhead Stockings 2014

    Summer is winding down, I know most kids are back in school already, but Labor Day weekend lies ahead of us and there is still plenty of time to take the kids fishing! Take the kids bullhead fishing...
  8. NGPC Travel Release: Fort Hartsuff SHP to Host Historic Firearms Display

    Fort Hartsuff State Historic Park, in conjunction with the Grand Army of the Frontier (GAF), will present “The Timeline of American Military Firearms 1860-1990” on October 4 and 5 , 2014. Visitors...
  9. NGPC Parks Release: Bird Banding Coming to Chadron State Park, Wildcat Hills

    The public is invited to get up-close and personal with bird populations at two parks in the Nebraska Panhandle this fall. During the coming month, banding stations will be operating at Wildcat Hills...
  10. NGPC Parks Release: Try-Athlon Set at Chadron State Park

    Community wellness is the goal during the annual Try-Athlon at Chadron State Park this weekend. The annual event, sponsored by the Chadron Lifespan Wellness Team, will be Sunday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m....
  11. NGPC Fishing Release: Special Line Recycling Bins

    The Nebraska Fish & Game Association has installed bins for recycling fishing line all around the state, NEFGA Line Bins Map. *I am a huge fan of the program not only because it gets discarded...
  12. NGPC Travel Release: Plum Wild, Good and Ready!

    We’re deep into our Nebraska summer and*that means one thing regarding wild edibles*– tasty, ripe plums! Have you checked your rural wild plum thickets yet? You should. The deep hues of*purples,...
  13. NGPC Fishing Release: Nebraska State Fair 2014

    Fish have been displayed at the Nebraska State Fair almost every year since 1885. *There was a year, 1898, when there was no funding for displaying fish at the state fair, and in 1976 no fish were...
  14. NGPC Wildlife Release: Kestrels defy odds – pull of second brood

    It has been a while since I blogged about our American Kestrels and their late-season breeding attempt. *It now appears the*pair is on the verge of success. *As kestrel-watchers already know, only...
  15. NGPC Travel Release: Great Outdoor Event for Women on WOWT 6 Outdoors

    On my WOWT 6 Outdoor Report this week, I’ll be featuring *and promoting the 2014 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) event coming up the first weekend in October at the Nebraska State 4-H Camp near...
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    NGPC Release: Visualization

    I will not pretend to know a thing about sports psychology. *What I do know is that at the highest levels of competition, whatever the sport, competitors look for any advantage they can gain. *To...
  17. NGPC Travel Release: Footsteps Through McKelvie

    The following essay was submitted by freelance writer Zeke Brummels: A lot of people can tell you about the beauty of the Sandhills from the road, the forever green dunes rolling by at sixty five...
  18. NGPC Wildlife Release: Four plants for hummingbirds

    In my recent post about attracting hummingbirds, I briefly mentioned*how incorporating certain plants into your yard will help attract*hummingbirds. *I stated it was perhaps the subject of another...
  19. NGPC Hunting Release: Why Hunt the Husker State?

    Mixed bag opportunity. Not much pressure. Reasonably priced permits and stamps. Mobile apps for information and some permits. Special $5.00 youth permits.*Long seasons. Generous bag limits. Great...
  20. NGPC Fishing Release: A Combo of Tournaments

    A few weeks ago I told you about the 2014 High School Bass Fishing Championship held at Merritt Reservoir. *I want to return to that event in this blog post because there was something else about...
  21. NGPC Fishing Release: It’s Time for a Bunch of Bull(frogs)

    Maybe it’s because I have rural roots in Nebraska. Maybe it’s because I grew up exploring*the Platte River bottoms and nearby sandpit lakes.*Maybe it’s the adventurous*spirit that I possess. Whatever...
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    NGPC Fishing Release: Dog Days of Fishing

    Every year I hear and read accounts of anglers who think that August is a slow time for fishing. It’s hot, the dog days of summer are upon us, and in most cases, there are more than enough groceries...
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    NGPC Fishing Release: Friday Musings

    I think this is an appropriate way to end “Carp Week”. If fish could smoke cigarettes, common carp would. However, come to think of it, I have seen stocked rainbow trout eat cigarette butts. For some...
  24. NGPC Wildlife Release: Piping Plovers returning to Gulf Coast

    Contributed by Lauren Dinan, Nongame Bird Biologist After spending the last three months*nesting here in Nebraska, Piping Plovers have migrated*south. Several of our lower Platte River*plovers have...
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    NGPC Release: Carp Week: Eating It

    * I have had very few experiences eating carp, twice to be exact. The first time, I prepared it myself. The second time, I went to a place call Wild Bill’s Bar and Grill in Rulo. The first experience...
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