Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners to Meet Jan. 20 in Lincoln



Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners in a meeting Jan. 20 will consider entering an agreement with the Lower Platte North Natural Resource District (LPNNRD) to manage and operate Lake Wanahoo as a public use area.

The newly developed area in Saunders County is owned by the LPNNRD.

Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in the third-floor conference room at Game and Parks’ Lincoln headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St.

Three public hearings will be held. One at 9:30 a.m. is to consider allowing nonresidents to apply for draw unit deer permits, and to remove Republican Whitetail and add Platte, Platte Mule Deer, Frenchman and Frenchman Mule Deer to the list of deer draw units.

A 9:45 a.m. hearing will consider allowing tagged fish to be used in tournaments, derbies or contests on Game and Parks waters provided that those events are authorized by the agency for scientific, educational or angler recruitment, development or retention purposes.

A 10 a.m. hearing will consider procedures for reviewing the suspension or revocation of a privilege or permit to hunt, fish or harvest fur imposed by any jurisdiction other than Nebraska.

Commissioners will consider transferring ownership of two Game and Parks properties: Pibel Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) in Wheeler County to the Lower Loup Natural Resource District and Champion Mill State Historical Park and SRA to Chase County. They also will consider acquiring 11.39 acres of land in Cass County and designating it an addition to Platte River State Park.

Commissioners also will consider recommendation regarding approval of funding for the 2012 Land and Water Conservation Fund apportionment, approval of funding for the 2012 Recreational Trail Program grant program, and modifications of the Nebraska Hunter and Bow Hunter Education programs.

There will be appearances by Rick Brandt, president of the Nebraska Big Game Society; Ritch Nelson of the Nebraska All-Bird Partnership; and David Kostersky of Ducks Unlimited, Canada.

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