Snakes Of Nebraska Event July 20-21 At Schramm Education Center

LINCOLN, Neb. — See all 29 species of snakes found in Nebraska July 20-21 at Schramm Education Center.

Herpetologist Dennis Ferraro of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will show live snakes during the annual “Snakes of Nebraska” event.

The live snake exhibits and presentation will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Presentations will be in the education center’s classroom, accessible through the west entrance. The event is free, though regular admission will still apply for those wishing to tour the new Schramm Education Center. No parking permit is required.

“Snakes of Nebraska” is hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources.

Schramm Education Center is located at 21502 W Highway 31 in Gretna. For more information, visit

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PIERRE — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Park (GFP) Commission proposed a rule that would allow muzzleloader hunters to use 1-4x or 1-6x powered optics during the muzzleloader deer season.

The proposal originated through the Commission’s petition procedure due to the difficulty of finding a legal, 1x power scope.

To comment in person, the public hearing will be held Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. MDT at the Spearfish Holiday Inn. Individuals can submit comments online at or mail them to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. To be included in the public record and to be considered by the Commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence, and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing.

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