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Get permission before morel hunting on private land

LINCOLN, Neb. – Morel mushroom hunters are out in force this month picking their favorite fungi. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds them that they must get landowner permission before entering private land.

The non-commercial harvesting of morel mushrooms is allowed on Nebraska Game and Parks owned and controlled properties, unless otherwise signed. That includes state park areas, where a park entry permit is required, and wildlife management areas (WMA). Morel pickers should be wary of spring turkey hunters on WMAs. Open Fields and Waters program sites are not open to mushroom harvesting, but only to walk-in hunting, fishing and trapping.

Visit outdoornebraska.gov/morel for more information on morel hunting in Nebraska, including tips on when to look and where to find them on public land.

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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