Nebraska Game and Parks

Bobcat Captured At Lincoln VA Campus

Oct 3, 2019

(Lincoln, NE)  --  A bobcat is in Game and Parks custody after it was found inside a building on the Lincoln Veterans Affairs campus.  The chief electrician at the V-A says he thinks the cat got into the building through an open garage door over the weekend.  A trap with a dead fish was set up Tuesday afternoon and the cat was found early this morning.

Man Wins Boat For Taking Daughter Fishing

Sep 24, 2019

(La Vista, NE)  --  A man from Battle Creek is the winner of the inaugural Take 'Em Fishing Challenge.  The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops awarded Tanner Hess a brand-new Bass Tracker Pro fishing boat during a ceremony on Friday at Cabela's in La Vista.  Hess' name was drawn from a pool of nearly five-thousand anglers who were invited to take a new fisher with them on a trip and submit a photo.  Hess took his five-year-old daughter fishing near their home.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The annual Sensory Safari at Lincoln Children's Zoo will give students with disabilities a chance to explore through sight, sound, touch or smell.

The Oct. 2 event is organized by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, along with the Lincoln Children's Zoo and the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

Stations will include a live fish touch tank; live native reptiles and amphibians; prairie plants; skulls and pelts of Nebraska mammals; birds of Nebraska; live insects and arthropods; smells of nature and many others.

The event costs $3.50 per person. Preregistration is required at

Contact Aimee Johns at or at 402-475-6741, Ext. 130, for more information.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials are urging members of the public to leave baby wild animals alone even if they appear to be abandoned.

Commission officials say lone fawns, birds or mammals may appear to be abandoned or injured, but in many cases the mother is off feeding or drinking and will return. In some cases, other deer will adopt an orphaned fawn.