Photo release: Governor Ricketts declares “Hunting and Fishing Day” in Nebraska

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Governor Ricketts proclaims “Hunting and Fishing Day” in Nebraska

Left to right: Scott Smathers, Executive Director of the Nebraska Sportsmen’s Foundation; Governor Ricketts;

Jim Douglas, director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission; and Jeff Rawlinson, education manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Governor Ricketts speaks with Bob Nagel, Range Safety Officer, at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center Weapons Range.

Governor Ricketts (left) speaks with Bob Nagel, Range Safety Officer,

in the weapons range of the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center.

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced Saturday, September 25thNS as “hunting and fishing day” at a ceremony hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in north Lincoln.

This year, Nebraska Game and Parks is again offering its Take ’em Fishing and Take’ em Hunting competitions. Nebraskans can participate by taking a novice hunting or fishing and then sharing a picture or story from the experience on the Game and Parks website at OutdoorNebraska.gov. Submissions qualify for a raffle, in which great prizes such as a Bass Tracker Classic Boot from Bass Pro Shops, a John Deere gator from AKRS Equipment or outdoor equipment can be won. This year’s Take ’em Fishing competition is up and running until the end of October 2021. The Take’ em Hunting competition started on September 1stNS and runs until the end of May 2022.

You can find the video of today’s proclamation ceremony here.


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