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Spring Turkey Permits Available Beginning Jan. 12

LINCOLN – Spring turkey hunting permits will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission starting at 1 p.m. Central Time on Jan. 12.

The 2015 permit prices, not including issuing fees, are: resident turkey, $23; nonresident turkey, $95; and resident and nonresident youth turkey, $5. Youth permits are for hunters who are under age 16 on the opening day of the youth archery season. All turkey hunters, except residents under age 16, require a Nebraska Habitat Stamp.

Visit OutdoorNebraska.org or Game and Parks permitting offices to purchase permits.

A spring turkey permit, as well as a spring youth turkey permit, allows a hunter to take turkeys with bow and arrow in the archery season and a shotgun in the shotgun season. A person may have up to three spring turkey permits. The bag limit is one male or bearded female turkey per permit.

The youth and regular archery seasons open March 25, while youth shotgun season opens April 11 and regular shotgun on April 18. All seasons close May 31.

For more information on turkey hunting in Nebraska, read the 2015 Turkey Guide, which is available wherever permits are sold. A digital version of the guide may be viewed or downloaded 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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