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Big Game Society to auction elk tag April 13
LINCOLN – A bull elk tag will be auctioned off at
the Nebraska Big Game Society (NBGS) banquet Thursday, April 13 in Lincoln. The
banquet will be held at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, 1800 Wilderness Woods
Those who wish to bid but cannot attend may call
in their bids for free. Call-in bidders must first notify the NBGS by 5 p.m. on
April 7 at 402-430-9191 or via email at NBGS11@gmail.com.
Only residents are eligible for the tag, which
will be auctioned at 7 p.m. CST. The high bidder will receive a bull elk tag
valid in any elk management unit during a 2017 open bull elk season using any
legal weapons for that season.
All proceeds from the elk tag auction will be used
by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the preservation of elk herds and
hunting opportunities in the state.
Tickets for the banquet are $60 each or $500 for a
table of eight. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m. Contact Jon Thomas at 402-430-9191 or
Tests confirm spread of CWD to Lancaster County
LINCOLN, Neb. – A sick deer in Lancaster County tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease, in early March. This is the first known case of CWD in Lancaster County.
CWD is a degenerative disease that attacks the brain of an infected deer or elk, eventually causing emaciation, listlessness and death. It is generally thought that CWD is transmitted from animal to animal through the exchange of bodily fluids, but other modes of transmission may exist. CWD has been found in 35 Nebraska counties, but no population declines attributable to the disease have yet occurred.
Help limit the spread of CWD by refraining from feeding deer and elk. This practice is not recommended and increases the risk of disease transmission.
Hunters are advised to dress animals at the place of kill, avoid spreading spinal cord or brain tissue to meat, and dispose of the head (brain), spinal column and other bones at a licensed landfill.
Learn more about CWD at OutdoorNebraska.gov/cwd. Please direct any reports of sick deer to the nearest Game and Parks office.
Take boater safety course before season begins
Neb. – While boating season still is months away, the Nebraska Game and Parks
Commission suggests that now is the time to take a boater safety course.
of boating safety classes is available at boatsafenebraska.org. The list
includes six-hour classroom courses and three-hour home-study review and test
courses. More classes will be added to the list during the year.
born after Dec. 31, 1985, who operate a motorboat or personal watercraft in
Nebraska, must have successfully completed the Nebraska boating safety course.
They also must be in possession of a course certificate when operating the