Commission recognizes conservation officers at Jan. 19 meeting
Two Nebraska conservation officers received special recognition for their heroic efforts from the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association during the Jan. 19 Nebraska Game and Parks Commission meeting at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park.
Officer Bryce Streger helped families escape a western Nebraska wildfire and evacuated an elderly couple in the nick of time. Streger lost all of his personal belongings in the fire.
Officer Brian Piernicky responded to an accident near Swanson Reservoir and located and assisted a passenger with critical injuries. The passenger would not have survived without Piernicky’s assistance.
The officers received a standing ovation from their supervisors, peers and from the commissioners.
The Commission also established a reduced-price restricted statewide buck-any deer permit during the meeting. Read more.
2018 Fishing Forecast available online
With about 450 lakes and streams open to public fishing, deciding where to fish in Nebraska can sometimes be challenging. Our annual fishing forecast can help.
The forecast contains research statistics and graphs to explain sampling information for important sport fish species sampled across Nebraska from the previous year along with useful tips from our fisheries division staff.
See the forecast and find fishing tips online.
Upland game opportunities extend through Jan. 31
There’s still time to get out in the field — the pheasant, grouse and quail hunting seasons extend through Jan. 31.
With lots of birds, affordable permits and mixed bag opportunities in many parts of the state, Nebraska is an incredible place to experience an upland bird hunt.
Fisheries public informational meetings scheduled across Nebraska
Anglers are encouraged to attend the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s fisheries public informational meetings this winter to offer input on the future of fisheries management in Nebraska.
The meetings will begin with an overview of the 2018 fishing forecast, an update on special projects, and a report of potential regulation changes. Staff then will receive feedback and answer questions. See the schedule online.