Category: Conservation

A Very Cool Job: Nebraska Conservation Officer

A nice package of benefits. A plan for pay advancement. Flexibility with your work schedule. Working outdoors, especially with fish, wildlife, parks and water sports. Sound good? These are all positive facets of being a Nebraska conservation officer or what some still refer to as a “game warden.” And, guess what? Game and Parks is …

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More Flooding

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Our great state has experienced some more flooding this past week.  It is a cliche, but again we have seen flooding like we have never seen before.  Most of you are probably aware that parts of central Nebraska had up to 10 inches of rain in one night last week, and well, when there is …

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Firefighters Rescue Ducklings Using YouTube Duck Calls


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Firefighters from the South Metro Fire Rescue team in Centennial, Colorado rescued four ducklings using YouTube duck calls. As hunters, we all know that sometimes you have to outwit your intended target by using natural sights and sounds. Now a group of on-the-ball and well intentioned firemen from the The Centennial State have found a

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And Now, our Crayfish are Anxious

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We live in a world that is way too uptight.  How uptight?  So uptight that even our crayfish are anxious.  Don’t believe me?  Well, there are some pointy-headed crayfish biologists that say otherwise:  Anxious Crayfish. Actually, if you read the article, it does make some sense, at least it does to a pointy-headed biologist.  Molting, …

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Updates, July 8, 2019

I know the big Independence Day holiday is now past us and I know that there have been news releases on these items already.  I am not trying to “break” the news here so much as just trying to spread it: Goose Lake Of course high water and flooding have made access to Goose Lake …

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The Devine Devil’s Den

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Scientists of yesteryear agree: this crevice in far northwestern Nebraska is in a class by itself. Western Nebraska has many landforms labeled canyons. Each contradicts Nebraska’s “flat” stereotype, but a true box canyon – one featuring steep walls on each side with single access for entrance and exit – is a rarity in the state. …

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The Divine Devil’s Den

Scientists of yesteryear agree: this crevice in far northwestern Nebraska is in a class by itself. Western Nebraska has many landforms labeled canyons. Each contradicts Nebraska’s “flat” stereotype, but a true box canyon – one featuring steep walls on each side with single access for entrance and exit – is a rarity in the state. …

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Dodder: A Parasitic Plant

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Plants are green. In school, we all learned about photosynthesis, the ability of plants to convert sunlight to food using green chlorophyll in their leaves. It’s one of those foundational ideas upon which we’ve built our understanding of the world. Well, as it turns out, the world is a pretty complicated place, and there are …

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What’s in It for the Rest? A Guide to the Great Things About Hunting for Those Who Don’t Do It


Here are a few things to share with the non-hunters in your life. As hunters, it can be difficult to articulate exactly what it is that we love about this pastime and what we get out of it. Unfortunately, hunting is something that is quickly falling out of favor with parts of the general public.

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