NGPC Chosen by the NWTF to Receive Grant Funds

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission was recently notified that it will receive a total of $29,400 for five Commission grant proposals chosen by the Nebraska State Board of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for funding through the Hunting Heritage Super Fund.

The Commission grant proposals chosen for funding and the amount of the grants were:

– $2,000 for riparian restoration on the Little Blue and Meridian WMAs;

– $4,400 to help fund the Archery in the Schools program, which provides archery equipment for physical education programs in public schools;

– $12,000 for purchase of a skidloader to be used in habitat restoration on public lands in northeast Nebraska;

– $5,000 for the youth mentored hunt access and management program. This money will be used as matching funds for a National Shooting Sports Foundation grant to provide hunting access for youth hunts on private lands;

– $2,000 per year for three years to be used as matching funds for a Nebraska Environmental Trust grant. The proposal was submitted by the Commission and Pheasants Forever. The grant will provide funding for the purchase of an addition to Oak Valley Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

Commission Director Rex Amack said, “The National Wild Turkey Federation has been a pivotal partner in the Commissions management of wild turkeys in Nebraska. In addition to the recent approval of funding for our grant proposals, the Federation helped in the development of the Nebraska Wild Turkey Management Plan and has assisted in several turkey relocation programs. We are very appreciative of their efforts.”