Beginning this fall, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is prohibiting use of centerfire rifles on the west unit of the Bordeaux Creek Wildlife Management Area three miles east of Chadron.
Safety concerns about the proximity of several homes to the popular hunting area prompted the Commission to prohibit use of the long-range weapons on the 294 acre tract located between Bordeaux Road and Pineview Road. New signs at the property advise hunters of the restriction.
Deer hunters can still use other legal weaponry, including archery, muzzleloaders and shotguns with slugs. Shotgun and archery hunters can still pursue wild turkey and small game on the tract.
Hunting on the remaining 1,621 acres of the wildlife management area east of Bordeaux Road is not affected by the change.
For additional information or comment, contact Commission wildlife staff at (308) 763-2940 or (308) 665-2924.