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Commission to consider changes to sport fishing orders

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a staff recommendation to change sport fishing orders when it meets Oct. 18 in Omaha. The potential changes pertain to daily bag limits, possession limits, length limits and open areas.

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites Husker Room, 11201 Davenport St.

Also on the agenda are recommendations to:

— amend wildlife regulations regarding requirements to obtain a raptor permit for wildlife abatement;

— approve a permanent easement request from the Custer Public Power District for installation of an underground power line to an existing well at Myrtle Hall Wildlife Management Area in Loup County; and

— approve a 2020 Commission meeting schedule.

In other business, a public hearing will be held for input regarding the potential listing and delisting of state threatened and endangered species within District 2 (Douglas County).

The meeting also will include an environmental report, update on the Open Fields and Waters public access program, and report on preparations for pheasant releases prior to the upcoming special youth pheasant hunt.

A complete meeting agenda is available at OutdoorNebraska.gov/Commissioners.

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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