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Game and Parks Offers Reminders for Pheasant Hunters

LINCOLN – Upland bird hunters will be enjoying the pheasant season with friends and family this fall. The season runs Oct. 26-Jan. 31, 2014.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has the following reminders so hunters have a fun and safe experience:

— It is illegal to hunt or shoot from any public roadway, bridge or right-of-way.

— It is illegal to hunt on private property without first obtaining permission.

— It is illegal to hunt within 100 yards (200 yards with a rifle) of an inhabited dwelling or livestock feedlot without first obtaining permission.

— It is illegal to have a loaded shotgun in a vehicle.

— Load and unload the shotgun in the field, not at the vehicle. Recheck the gun at the vehicle following the hunt.

— Always know where the muzzle is pointed and never allow it to be pointed at anyone.

— Be sure of your target and what lies beyond it.

— Always know what is beyond or behind your target.

— Be sure you have a clear zone of fire before pulling the trigger.

— Make yourself more visible by wearing hunter orange clothing and head gear.

Hunt permits may be purchased 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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