Nebraska Sets Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission set the 2006 fall turkey hunting and early waterfowl hunting seasons at a July 19 meeting in Lincoln.

The dates for this year’s fall statewide archery turkey season will be Oct. 1 through Nov. 10 and Nov. 20 through Dec. 31. The shotgun season will be Oct. 14 through Nov. 10 and Nov. 20 through Dec. 31.

The jackrabbit season will be Sept. 1 through Feb. 28, 2007, except the season will be closed east of U.S. Highway 81. In the open area west of U.S. Highway 81 the daily bag will be 4, the possession limit 16.

An early teal hunting season was approved by the commissioners and will be Sept. 9-24 in the Low Plains unit and Sept. 9 -17 in the High Plains unit. The daily bag limit will be four teal of either sex and the possession limit will be eight.

The special waterfowl season for Nebraska’s young duck and goose hunters was again authorized by the commissioners. The 2006 youth waterfowl hunting season will be Sept. 30 - Oct 1.

In response to a number of complaints, primarily from residents of the metropolitan areas of Lincoln and Omaha, the commissioners again approved an experimental early Canada goose hunting season in eastern Nebraska to help control increasing Canada goose populations.