Fall Turkey Permits
Beginning at 1 p.m. on August 8, turkey hunters may begin purchasing fall archery and shotgun turkey hunting permits.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Upland Game Manager Scott Taylor says Nebraska’s turkey population is at a record high. “The April rural mail carrier survey indicates turkey numbers are up 47 percent over last year and 131 percent higher than the five-year average.”
This year’s fall archery turkey season will be Oct. 1 - Nov. 11 and Nov. 21 - 30, and the fall shotgun season will be Oct. 15 - Nov. 11 and Nov. 21 - 30.
Taylor said the season will extend through the end of November, but will be closed during the nine-day November firearm deer hunting season, Nov. 12 - 20.
Permits cost $21.00 for residents and $66 for nonresidents. A Habitat Stamp ($13) is required for all resident turkey hunters age 16 and older and for all nonresident hunters regardless of age. Hunters can obtain no more than two permits, which may include two shotgun permits, two archery permits or one of each.
Fall turkey permits will be available over-the-counter at Commission offices in Alliance, Bassett, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, Lincoln and the Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium near Gretna, as well as on the Commission’s Internet web site at www.outdoornebraska.org Applications that are mailed should be sent to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, P.O. Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503.