Hunters and landowners are encouraged to offer their feedback on big game issues during the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s public information meetings this winter.
Three-hour meetings are scheduled in each Game and Parks district. All in-person meetings, which will have a different format than years past, begin at 5 p.m. local time. The first hour will be an open house with time to talk with wildlife biologists, conservation officers and staff. Biologists will make a presentation at 6 p.m. and discuss big game harvest results and season structure. Then they will take questions on topics such as big game management, depredation, permits, antlerless harvest, trophy management and diseases.
The schedule is:
Dec. 21 – Norfolk, Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave.
Dec. 21 – Oshkosh, Oshkosh Auditorium, 602 W. 2nd St.
Dec. 22 – Gordon, Gordon City Auditorium, 311 N. Oak St.
Dec. 27 – Falls City, Falls City Senior Citizens Center, 221 W. 16th St.
Dec. 28 – Gretna, Schramm Education Center Classroom, 21502 W. Hwy. 31 (Attendees do not need a state park sticker to park in the parking lot; they should enter through the Education Center.)
Jan. 4 – Bassett, City Hall Conference Center, 106 E. Legnard St.
Jan. 4 – Grand Island, Central Community College Room 210, 3134 W. Hwy. 34
Jan. 5 – North Platte, Mid-Plains Community College, North Campus Rooms 202-204, 1101 Halligan Drive
Anyone who cannot attend a meeting can register for one of two virtual big game information sessions at OutdoorNebraska.org/FishGameMeetings. The virtual sessions are at 7 p.m. Central time Dec. 15 and Jan. 3.