Category: Wildlife

Are Feral Hogs Dangerous: Threats Posed By the Invasive Species

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Are Wild Hogs Dangerous

They’re becoming more and more common in certain corners of the country, but are feral hogs dangerous to humans? Feral hogs are one of the most destructive, invasive, and dangerous species we know of in North America, and there’s no denying it. As an invasive species, they can overrun an area with their sheer numbers […]

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Bigfoot Theories Stem From Footage Captured By Fisherman

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Here’s the latest Bigfoot footage, captured by a seemingly oblivious outdoorsman. It’s always funny to me how Bigfoot only shows up grainy and out of focus, no matter who films it. In this case, a fisherman who looks like he’s never held onto a fly rod in his life seems to be worm-dipping when a […]

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Mound of Snow with Antlers is Actually a Sleeping Caribou

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When you see how these caribou survive on the open tundra, you’ll be amazed. We know them as caribou, the reasonably large elk-like ruminants that can be found in northern North America and even Greenland. What never ceases to amaze us is how, and more importantly in this case where, animals like this can not […]

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12 Spectacular National Parks Around the World


Take a visual tour of the world’s better-known and lesser-visited national parks. Interested in seeing what other countries have in the national park category? These twelve notable parks and wild spaces from around the globe are amazing, each one a breathtaking example of what our natural world has to offer. If you’ve already checked the […]

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WMA Habitat Fuels Songbird Migration

By Stephen Brenner and Joel Jorgensen, Nongame Bird Program managers Migration is a critically important event in the lives of many avian species. This period accounts for over a quarter of the annual cycle for some birds and is extremely risky as individual birds travel long distances through unfamiliar areas. Consequently, many species experience higher …

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Targeted Conservation for Pheasants

Targeted conservation for ring-necked pheasants in agriculturally dominated landscapes By John Laux, NGPC Upland Game and Access Program Manager Similar to many surrounding states, Nebraska’s ring-necked pheasant populations have experienced long-term declines – a trend driven largely by continued habitat loss. Over time, changes in agricultural land-use (i.e. grassland conversion to cropland, “cleaner” farming techniques, …

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Santa, Berkley Heading to California for Post-Christmas Fishing


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On Dec. 27, Santa will be heading west to Long Beach, California to fish and help with improvements at El Dorado Regional Park. Although Santa has a busy week ahead of him, he managed to carve out a little extra time for both fishing and wildlife conservation. Berkley recently held a contest through which it […]

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What to Do If You Encounter a Black Bear in the Wild

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With black bear encounters on the rise, having this information at your disposal could save your life. What is the best course of action when a black bear approaches you in the field? Preparedness and the ability to remain calm are your best weapons now, but we have some more options for you. Bear behavior […]

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Ringneck Pheasant: Profile on the Game Bird Species

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Ringneck Pheasant

Here’s everything that you wanted to know about the ringneck pheasant. The ever-popular ringneck pheasant (sometimes called ring-necked pheasant) is one of the most marketable game birds we know of in North America, but did you know that it is not a native of the continent? The incubation and hatching of pheasant chicks is now […]

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So Grateful

The season for gratitude and reflection is upon us. Thanksgiving week is when we remind our families, friends and close associates how much they mean to us and express our sincere appreciation for what positive things we have been given in life. While you are considering what you are thankful for, don’t forget about Nebraska’s …

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