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Mountain lion season ends with two females harvested in Pine Ridge

The 2023 mountain lion hunting season in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge closed Jan. 8 when the harvest sublimit of two females was met. The season opened Jan. 2. Excellent snow tracking conditions likely helped hunters find success during the season. In accordance with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s management objective, the harvest of mountain lions allows the population to remain resilient and healthy, while halting growth or moderately reducing the population size. “This maintains the population density in the Pine …

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Turkey hunters can buy permits Jan. 9, get familiar with changes

Several changes await Nebraska wild turkey hunters in 2023. Hunters can begin purchasing their spring season permits from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission beginning at 1 p.m. Jan. 9 and should become familiar with the changes before the season opens. The changes for this spring season: Hunters now may purchase up to two spring permits instead of three. A hunter may harvest no more than one turkey per calendar day during the spring season. This year, 10,000 spring permits …

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Mountain lion lottery application period is Nov. 7 – Dec. 14

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept lottery applications for mountain lion permits Nov. 7 – Dec. 14, 2022, for the 2023 hunting season. Permits are available only to Nebraska residents, who may have one permit per calendar year. The bag limit for each permit is one mountain lion of either sex. The 2023 Season 1 in the Pine Ridge Unit will be Jan. 2-Feb. 28. Before Feb. 28, the season will close immediately if either the annual harvest …

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Keep it safe this upland bird season

Nebraska’s pheasant, quail and partridge seasons are quickly approaching. The youth season is Oct. 22-23, and the general season opens Oct. 29. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds upland hunters to keep the following safety tips top of mind when they hit the fields this fall: Treat every firearm as if it is loaded, and never assume it isn’t. Always point the muzzle of your shotgun in a safe direction, away from people, structures, vehicles, roadways and any direction …

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Commissioners to consider 2022-2023 waterfowl recommendations

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider 2022-2023 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its March 23 meeting in Nebraska City. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the Lied Lodge Terrace Room, 2700 Sylvan Road. Staff will recommend opening duck season in zones 2 and 4 a week earlier than the 2021-2022 season. Waterfowl recommendations are developed balancing hunter preferences with chronology of migration, hunter harvest, and hunter participation. Goose hunting dates in the North Central Unit start concurrently …

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Mountain lion season ends with four harvested in Pine Ridge

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2022 mountain lion hunting season in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge closed Jan. 6 when the harvest limit of four (three males and one female) was met. The season opened Jan. 2. Excellent snow tracking conditions likely helped hunters find success during the season. In accordance with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s management objective, the harvest of mountain lions allows the population to remain resilient and healthy, while halting growth or moderately reducing the population size. “This …

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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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