The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider recommendations for 2023 wild turkey hunting seasons at its Aug. 31 meeting at Fort Robinson State Park.
The meeting begins at 8 a.m. Mountain time at the park’s Buffalo Barracks, 3200 U.S. 20, Crawford.
The proposed changes to orders for the 2023 turkey season are:
- Limit Nebraska resident hunters to two spring permits and nonresidents to one;
- Limit the number of spring permits available to nonresidents to 10,000;
- Amend the daily bag limit to allow a hunter to harvest no more than one turkey per calendar day during the spring season;
- Shorten the fall season to Oct. 1-Nov. 30;
- Limit all hunters to one permit in the fall season;
- Lower the bag limit to one for all hunters in the fall season;
The commissioners also will consider recommendations for a 2023 bighorn sheep hunting season. The orders recommend authorizing one lottery and one auction permit. The season would be Nov. 28-Dec. 22.
In addition, commissioners will draw the winner for the 2022 bighorn sheep lottery permit.
Commissioners also will consider recommendations to:
- approve permitting of hunting in some state parks and state historical parks for 2022 seasons;
- approve budget requests for fiscal years 2024 and 2025; and
- approve the gift of the Fort Kearny Shooting Sports property, consisting of land and equipment in Buffalo County, by the Fort Kearny Shooting Sports Association.