#Nebraska Game

The Great Outdoors: Cooking wild game

KETV NewsWatch 7's John Oakey sits down with Greg Wager of Nebraska Game and Parks. Amazon has stopped testing job seekers for cannabis use: Here’s what it means for you. The ultimate holiday gift guide guaranteed to keep you on the nice list. Viewing this on a mobile device? Click...
Picture for The Great Outdoors: Cooking wild game

Bruno family receives grand prize boat in Take ’em Fishing program

LINCOLN – When the opportunity arose, Mitch and Heather Bartunek decided to introduce their 2-year-old daughter, Tinley, to fishing. And now, after winning the grand prize in the 2021 Take ’em Fishing program, they’re looking forward to enjoying future fishing trips with their growing family from a new Bass Tracker Classic XL fishing boat.
Picture for Bruno family receives grand prize boat in Take ’em Fishing program
Lincoln Journal Star

Gift Shop Sunday is new holiday shopping event in Lincoln

Add another local shopping event to your holiday calendar. The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Monday that Gift Shop Sunday will join the ranks of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Gift Shop Sunday, which takes place this Sunday, is designed to showcase the attractions and opportunities in Lincoln...
Daily Iowan

Where to watch Friday’s Iowa-Nebraska football game

The final week of the regular season is here. The No. 16 Iowa football team travels to Lincoln to take on Nebraska in the Black Friday season-finale. Iowa needs to beat Nebraska on Friday, and for Minnesota to upset Wisconsin on Saturday, to win the Big Ten West. If the Hawkeyes lose, or if the Badgers win, Iowa will not represent the West in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis next week.
Imperial Republican

Deer hunters had work cut out for them in SW Nebraska

Deer season wrapped up Monday afternoon with the final deer of the season being checked in by 1 p.m. Hunters had Sunday to harvest their deer. Sophie Gobber, Nebraska Game and Parks Conservation Officer for Chase, Dundy, Hayes and Hitchcock counties, said area residents said a lot of the big herds of deer are gone and numbers are down.

McCook’s Youth Change Reaction puts power in students’ hands

McCook is more than Tucker Gillespie’s hometown – it’s a community where he plays a part in shaping the future. He leads alongside his high school peers, who all credit McCook Community Foundation Fund’s (MCFF) for putting power in students’ hands. Youth Change Reaction (YCR) rests on a foundation of...

12 Lincoln Attractions And Venues Ready For Gift Shop Sunday

This weekend will be the kickoff to the busy holiday shopping season and 12 Lincoln attractions and venues will be offering unique opportunities with special deals on Gift Shop Sunday. The November 28th event is designed to showcase the attractions and opportunities in Lincoln. Each venue will offer special deals...

Mountain lion spotted near Gibbon

GIBBON, Neb. — Gibbon Public School (GPS) is warning people to be on the lookout after a mountain lion was spotted near Gibbon. In a message posted to Twitter and the school’s website, GPS says a mountain lion was spotted Sunday near River Street and Murnen Avenue near Gibbon. Sam...

The Great Outdoors: Watching waterfowl migrate south

This week on the Great Outdoors, it's time to look up! Waterfowl are migrating through the area, headed south to stay warm for the winter. KETV NewsWatch 7's John Oakey sits down with Nebraska Game and Parks' Greg Wagner to talk bird watching tips. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6...

14 youth participate in Pheasants Forever Youth Mentor Hunt

The Heritage Chapter of Pheasants Forever held their 2021 Youth Mentor Hunt late in October with 14 youth participating. “We had 14 youth come out of 20 that said they were coming,” said long time mentor and Heritage Chapter member Daniel Anderson. “That’s about average.”. Anderson thanked mentors: Gene Giles...

Buffalo Creek Fire in western Nebraska considered 80% contained

The Buffalo Creek Fire in western Nebraska was considered 80% contained Friday, with a total of 2,600 acres burned. Local weather conditions and forecasts favor further containment, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency said. The local incident commander has released the Wildland Incident Response and Assistance Team, the Nebraska National Guard,...

Update on Buffalo Creek Fire

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -As of 9 a.m. Friday, the Buffalo Creek Fire in Banner and Scotts Bluff counties stands at 80% contained with a total of 2,600 acres burned. Local climate conditions and weather forecasts are favorable for containment to rapidly increase still further. Most state assets have been released...
Kearney Hub

Mountain lion confirmed on north edge of Gibbon earlier this week

GIBBON — A mountain lion sighting in Gibbon has been confirmed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. A mountain lion was sighted on Sunday near Gibbon, said Sam Wilson, carnivore biologist with Nebraska Game and Parks. Game and Parks investigated the area north of Gibbon, and an image confirmed the sighting.