LINCOLN – East Zone special grouse permit applications are being accepted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission until all permits are taken.
This permit is required, along with a Nebraska hunting (small game) permit, to hunt grouse east of U.S. Highway 81. The hunting season is Sept. 1 – Jan. 31, 2016.
There are 400 of the special permits available for hunting east of U.S. 81. The permits are limited to one per hunter and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To request a special permit, visit the Lincoln headquarters, call 402-471-0641 (Lincoln office) or send a postcard to: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Attn: Grouse Permits, P.O. Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503. The postcard should include name, address and 2015 hunting permit number or Lifetime Hunting Permit number. Residents ages 12 to 15 must submit Hunter Education certification number. Those not required to purchase a hunting permit must provide documentation of such exemption.
No special permit is required to hunt in the West Zone, which is west of U.S. Highway 81. The season dates are the same as the East Zone.
Hunting permits may be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org.