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Fall wild turkey season opens Sept. 15

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska’s fall wild turkey season begins Sept. 15, giving hunters a chance to harvest two turkeys on a single permit. Turkey hunting can be combined with big game, upland game, waterfowl or fishing for a true Nebraska mixed bag adventure. Fall turkey permits are valid statewide, cost just $8 for youth age 15 and younger, and allow hunters the option of harvesting with either a bow or shotgun. Fall hunters can buy up to two turkey permits, …

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Nebraska fall turkey permits available beginning Aug. 9

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters may begin purchasing 2021 Nebraska fall turkey permits Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. Central time. A fall turkey permit is valid statewide and allows a hunter to harvest two turkeys of either sex with a shotgun or archery equipment. Each hunter may have up to two permits. There is no minimum age requirement for youth. The fall turkey season is Sept. 15, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022. Permits will be available at OutdoorNebraska.org and Nebraska Game …

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Game and Parks staggering dates for big game permit purchases

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LINCOLN, Neb. – In an effort to provide better customer service, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is staggering the beginning sale dates for big game permits. Staggering the sale dates will help the electronic permitting system run more efficiently during high-use periods. In addition, Game and Parks has added software to the system that puts online permit buyers in a purchasing queue for processing during high-use periods to maintain traffic load. Permits with unlimited quotas will be available first, …

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Commission approves 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting recommendations

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons at its meeting April 20 in Kearney. Commissioners approved staff recommendations to increase deer permits and bonus antlerless-only whitetail tags in several management units to stabilize populations. For antelope management units, an additional 39 either-sex permits and 390 doe/fawn permits were approved. An additional 78 bull elk and 267 antlerless elk permits were approved to reduce elk populations in many elk …

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Commission to consider deer, antelope and elk hunting recommendations

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons when it meets April 20 in Kearney. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. in the North Loper Room of the Holiday Inn, 110 2nd Ave. A public hearing is scheduled for proposed amendments to Commission orders pertaining to season dates, bag limits, permit quantities and areas open for deer, antelope and elk hunting. Staff will recommend deer permit increases …

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Spring turkey permits available Jan. 11

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Spring turkey hunting permits for 2021 will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission beginning Jan. 11. Nebraska offers the best turkey hunting opportunities in the nation. 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, with …

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Commissioners to consider 2021 bighorn sheep season

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a staff recommendation to authorize one lottery and one auction permit for the 2021 bighorn sheep season when it meets Aug. 28 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at Peter Kiewit Lodge. The Commission also will consider recommendations to: • increase various nonresident hunt, fish and big game permit fees. A public hearing is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Central Time for proposed …

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Game and Parks issues park permit, camping reminders

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LINCOLN, Neb. – With many offices closed because of the coronavirus public health situation, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission encourages the public to purchase their park entry permits online prior to their outdoors excursions. Park entry permits are required for each motorized vehicle entering a state park, state recreation area or state historical park. To purchase one, click on the “buy a permit” link at OutdoorNebraska.org and follow the instructions. Once purchased, a temporary permit may be printed for …

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June outdoor calendar

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission important dates in June. June 1 – Underwater spearfishing season begins at Box Butte Reservoir and on private waters June 1-30 – Archery paddlefish season June 5 – Final day landowners may apply for one elk permit June 8-26 – Residents and nonresidents may apply for one deer permit in any draw unit June 8-26 – Residents may apply for one elk permit June 8-26 – …

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Free Fishing and Park Entry Day delayed until later this summer

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LINCOLN, Neb. – In a proactive effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is delaying Free Fishing and Park Entry Day. It had been scheduled for May 16. Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, typically held annually in Nebraska on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day weekend, allows anyone to enjoy fishing anywhere across the state without a fishing permit or explore outdoor opportunities at any Nebraska state park, state recreation area or state historical …

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