LINCOLN – Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shop and the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation made donations for the Take ‘em Fishing challenge grand prize. This year’s prize is a Bass Tracker Classic XL boat.
This is the second year of the challenge. Nebraska Game and Parks is offering the challenge. Take ‘em Fishing encourages experienced fishers to take a beginning angler out to fish. They can also take someone who hasn’t fished in several years. Those who take photos of themselves taking a beginner fishing, will enter for a chance to win an online drawing. There are dozens of possible prizes. Besides the approximately $11,000 boat, there’s two $500 Scheels gift cards, a fishing kayak, and a two-night stay in a Nebraska state park. Everyone who enters will be featured on the Game and Parks Facebook page and receive a Take ‘em Fishing decal.
The contest started in May and the deadline has been extended through October 31, 2020. This will increase chances for people to fish in one of Nebraska’s diverse bodies of water.
Director Jim Douglas expressed that he is excited about the grand prize. This is the second year in a row that a Bass Tracker Classic is the grand prize. He looks forward to the many memories created by the challenge.
There have already been 1,200 people entered into the 2020 challenge. Last year, there were 4,710 participants. For more information or to submit an entry, go to OutdoorNebraska.org/TakeEmFishing.
Fishing is a great for friends and family to share time together while doing the same activity. It is a financially practical hobby, that can be fun for any experience level. Nebraska Game and Parks fills ponds with sport fish, meaning that good fishing may not be as far away as you think.
Also, money gained from fishing permits and aquatic habitat stamps goes back to the bodies of water to maintain them and to increase access for fishers. Fishing is vital to the conservation of natural resources. The more fishers that get out on the water the healthier the water will be for the future.