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      Last summer,lightning caused fires burnt a large portion of the pine ridge in NWNebraska. In an effort to replant, 800food blocks have been created for wildlife.

      The blocks also contain numerous tree and shrub seeds which the animalswill naturally and randomly deposit.Landowners in that part of the state can buy the blocks for $3 each andscatter them about properties. Theblocks are available from the Upper Niobrara Natural Resources District inChadron.

      It won't belong before morel mushrooms will be popping up. This activity results in way too many trespassing complaints fromlandowners. Obtain permission from landowners early on in the season.

      An outdoorwoman event is planned for Saturday, April 27 at Platte River StatePark near Louisville. Registration must be in by April 19. The one day workshop will center aroundhorseback riding, Dutch oven cooking and a variety of shooting skills. Contact Julia Plugge in Lincoln at 471-6009 fordetails.

      See areenactment of life at an 1870's great plains outpost at Fort Hartsuff StateHistorical park. The park sits a fewmiles off the main highway between Burwell and Ord. Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, uniformedsoldiers will occupy the buildings and grounds portraying activities of theera.

      The annual Outdoor Discovery Family Daywill be held Saturday, May 11 at the Fort Kearny State RecreationArea. There will be dozens of activities anddemonstrations.

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