Nebraska Hunting News

Several 2003 Hunting Seasons to be Set
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will set several hunting and trapping seasons and consider adopting amendments to fisheries and state park regulations at an 8 a.m., July 23 meeting at Game and Parks Commission headquarters in Lincoln.
Man Fined $864 After Illegal Buck Take/Dumping
A 22-year-old Wymore man recently paid a total of $864 in fines and liquidated damages after he pleaded guilty in Gage County Court to a charge related to his illegally shooting a deer near the Kansas border.
Deer Hunters May Purchase "Buy Unit" Permits Beginning May 12
Resident deer hunters who have not applied for a permit in a Draw Unit may purchase their first permit in a Buy Unit, including archery and muzzleloader permits, beginning May 12.
2003 Cornhusker Trap Shoot Breaks Attendance Record
A record number of high school and junior high school trapshooters enjoyed excellent weather and high scores at the 34th annual Cornhusker Trapshoot held May 2 and 3 at the Nebraska Trapshooting Association’s home grounds near Doniphan, according to Rocky Hoffmann, Cornhusker shoot director for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Archery Paddlefish Tag Applications Available Online
The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission reminds anglers that applications for archery paddlefish are now being taken at the Commission’s Lincoln office, or online at www.outdoornebraska.org. The first application period is open from April 1 to April 30. The archery season is set for July 12-27.
Bowhunter Class Slots Available
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled a bowhunter education class in Lincoln during April and there are still some slots available for those wishing to participate.
Gray Wolf Confirmed
A large canine killed by a group of coyote hunters near Spalding Dec. 15, 2002, has been identified as a pure gray wolf. An investigation conducted by the National Wildlife Forensic Laboratory in Ashland, Ore., confirmed the animal originated from a population of wolves found in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Wildlife Crimestoppers Still Putting Heat on Poachers
Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers, a program aimed at putting poachers out of business, continues to identify, apprehend and prosecute game law violators thanks to help of concerned citizens across the state.
Antelope, Deer, and Elk Seasons Set March 14th
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners will set dates and regulations for the 2003 antelope, deer and elk hunting seasons, amend fish and wildlife regulations, and select the winner of the 2004 Habitat Stamp Art Contest at a March 14 meeting in Lincoln.
Antler Scoring Workshop March 1st
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host the Sixth Annual Antler Scoring Workshop at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 1.