Photo Release: Governor Ricketts Proclaims Nebraska “Hunting and Fishing Day”


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Governor Ricketts proclaims Nebraska “Hunt and Fish Day”

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

Nebraska Parks and Games Commission Director Jim Douglas; and Jeff Rawlinson, director of education for the Nebraska Parks and Games Commission

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

Gov. Ricketts (left) talks with Bob Nagel, Line Safety Manager,

at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center shooting range.

LINCOLN – Today Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed Saturday, September 25e as “Hunting and Fishing Day” in a ceremony hosted by the Nebraska Parks and Games Commission at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in North Lincoln.

This year, Nebraska Game and Parks is once again offering its Take ’em Fishing and Take’ em Hunting contests. Nebraskans can participate by taking a beginner to hunt or fish, then share a photo or story of the experience on the Game and Parks website at Entries are entered into a draw to win great prizes such as a Bass Tracker Classic boat from Bass Pro Shops, a John Deere gator from AKRS Equipment or outdoor gear. This year’s Take ’em Fishing contest is ongoing and runs until the end of October 2021. The Take’ em Hunting contest started on September 1st and will run until the end of May 2022.

Video of today’s proclamation ceremony is available at click here.

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