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 are available for sale to nonresident hunters, instead of an unlimited quantity, as in the past.
- Starting with the spring season, all turkey harvests must be reported via Telecheck.
- It is illegal to create a baited area on lands owner or controlled by the Commission.
Changes that will affect the fall season:
- The season is shortened to Oct. 1-Nov. 30.
- All hunters are limited to one permit.
- The bag limit for all hunters is lowered to one turkey.
The spring archery season opens March 25, youth shotgun on April 8, and the regular shotgun on April 15. All spring turkey seasons close May 31.
Visit Game and Parks’ new permitting site GoOutdoorsNE.com or a permitting office to purchase permits starting Jan. 9.
For more information on turkey hunting in Nebraska visit OutdoorNebraska.gov/wildturkey.
Updated: Jan. 9, 2023, to include permit sales start time.