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Fall Turkey Permits Available Aug. 12

LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters may begin purchasing fall turkey hunting permits Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Central Time. The fall turkey season is Sept. 15-Jan. 31, 2014.

Permits will be available at OutdoorNebraska.org and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission permitting offices.

A fall turkey permit is valid statewide and allows a hunter to harvest two turkeys of either sex with a shotgun or archery equipment. Each hunter may have up to two permits. Turkey permits cost $24 for residents, $91 for nonresidents and $6 for resident or nonresident youth age 15 and younger. There is no minimum age requirement for youth.

Those hunting turkeys during the November firearm deer season (Nov. 16-24) must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange on their head, chest and back.

For more information about turkey hunting in Nebraska, read the 2013 Turkey Guide at OutdoorNebraska.org.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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