Nebraskaland Jan/Feb 2019

NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing with an engaging mix of articles and photos highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people.

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January-February 2019 • Nebraskaland 27 What To Do in January and February First Day Hikes Jan. 1 | Various locations Walk off your Christmas ham and mashed potatoes on a First Day Hike. Stretch your legs, see a state park dressed in its full winter splendor and welcome in 2019. Fort Kearny State Recreation Area is one of our featured destinations. For more locations, visit Trout Fishing Throughout the winter | Statewide Check out Nebraska Game and Park's updated put-and-take rainbow trout stockings at for your latest trout fi shing possibilities. "The same baits that work in open water – small spoons, jigs and live bait – also work through the ice," writes Nebraskaland Editor Jeff Kurrus. "Plus, typical presentations used for panfi sh through the ice will work well for trout, too." Streams across the state, such as Long Pine Creek (pictured), can be accessed as well. Valentine's Day Specials Various dates | Various state parks Valentine's Day becomes a unique, outdoor-centric experience at a state park. Enjoy the snowy woods with a cabin or lodge room, take a quiet hike to see winter's beauty up-close or join the Great Backyard Bird Count. Various parks off er Valentine's Day packages, including a special dinner at Platte River State Park and lodging specials at Eugene T. Mahoney and Ponca state parks. Shootout at Salt Creek Jan. 6 Nebraska Outdoor Education Center Light Goose Conservation Order Hunting Begins Feb. 11 Various Zones

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