Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska and South Dakota is May 16
Monday, 11 May 2015 15:28
Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska and South Dakota is Saturday, May 16. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day.
Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, means anyone can explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska or South Dakota state park, state recreation area or state historical park. Anglers must observe all fishing regulations. Camping, lodging and all other user fees still apply at state park areas.
Visit OutdoorNebraska.org and check the online calendar for more details. In South Dakota, visit http://gfp.sd.gov/calendar.aspx.
BOATING SAFETY COURSE AT VALENTINE
Monday, 11 May 2015 10:09
A boating safety course will be held at the Niobrara River Lodge in Valentine on Thursday, May 28, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
According to Eveland, the Nebraska Boating Safety course is required of all power boat operators born after December 31, 1985, which includes operators of personal watercraft and all other motorboats. The minimum age to operate a motorboat in Nebraska is 14.
The course covers everything from equipment requirements to safe boat operation and accident prevention, and is a great course for both new and experienced boaters. Boat owners who complete the class may qualify for insurance discounts. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children and boaters of all ages are welcome. Students must be at least 14, or turning 14 this calendar year to be certified. The homestudy with proctored exam option allows students to study online, then attend a shortened review and test session. That session will be offered May 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.. The $10 fee for this course has been waived. Preregistration is required and there are minimum student requirements for the class to be held.