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Bighorn sheep lottery applications begin April 19

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2021 bighorn sheep lottery permit beginning April 19. The application period ends Aug. 6, and the permit will be drawn later that month. A $29 nonrefundable application fee must accompany each application. Only Nebraska residents are eligible for the lottery. Apply at a Nebraska Game and Parks office or at OutdoorNebraska.org. The 2021 bighorn sheep season is Nov. 30 – Dec. 22, 2021.

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Nebraska duck and coot season clarified

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s release of duck and coot season dates was unclear after being approved at a March 17 meeting. To clarify, the 2021-2022 Nebraska duck and coot hunting season is: Zone 1: Oct. 16-Dec. 28; Zone 2: Oct. 9-Dec. 21 in Low Plains zone; Oct. 9-Dec. 21 and Jan. 5-26 in High Plains zone; Zone 3: Oct. 23-Jan. 4 and Jan. 5-26 in High Plains zone; Zone 4: Oct. 30-Jan. 11; Daily bag: …

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Mountain lion season ends with seven harvested in Pine Ridge

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2020 mountain lion hunting season in the Pine Ridge closed March 31 with seven mountain lions harvested. Season 1 opened Jan. 2. The south subunit closed during Season 1 when the harvest limit of four (three male and one female) was met on Feb. 5. No mountain lions were harvested during Season 1 in the north subunit, so an Auxiliary Season was held. Three mountain lions (two male and one female) were harvested during the north …

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Spring turkey permits available Jan. 14

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Spring turkey hunting permits for 2019 will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission beginning Jan. 14. Nebraska offers the best turkey hunting opportunities in the entire country. Nebraska offers birds in every county of the state. The state also offers plentiful and affordable permits, long seasons, great public access and $8 permits for youth. Wild turkey hunters in Nebraska enjoy high success rates. In the spring, hunters can purchase as many as three permits, …

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Bighorn sheep lottery applications close Aug. 3

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2018 bighorn sheep lottery permit through Aug. 3. Only Nebraska residents are eligible. The permit will be drawn Aug. 16. A $29 nonrefundable application fee must accompany each application. Apply at a Nebraska Game and Parks office at outdoornebraska.org. The 2018 bighorn sheep season is Nov. 27 – Dec. 22.

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Commission approves mountain lion hunting season for 2019

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a mountain lion hunting season for 2019 at its meeting June 22 in Ogallala. The season will provide a harvest opportunity for up to eight mountain lions in two sub-units within the Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska. The season will allow the population to remain resilient and healthy, while halting growth or moderately reducing the population size. This will initiate a reduction of the population density in the Pine Ridge …

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Pheasant, Quail Hunters Enjoy Increased Bird Numbers on Opening Weekend

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LINCOLN – Hunters across the state saw noticeably improved hunting for pheasant and quail on the opening weekend of the season Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Hunters contacted by conservation officers reported more birds than in recent years and generally reported good success. Southwest Nebraska provided the most consistent hunting in the state. Good numbers of pheasants were seen across the region, particularly in Lincoln, Hayes, Perkins, Dundy, Chase, and Red Willow …

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