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Nebraska Hunting Company
From the Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners:
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners approved 2010 waterfowl hunting regulations Tuesday, Aug. 31 at its meeting at Lake McConaughy near Ogallala.
Waterfowl hunting begins Sept. 4 with the opening of the early teal and Canada goose seasons.
The waterfowl seasons are:
Early Teal - Low Plains, Sept. 4-19; High Plains, Sept. 4-12; bag limit, four; possession limit, eight
Early Canada Goose - Sept. 4-12; bag limit, eight; possession limit, 16
Youth Waterfowl - Sept. 25-26; bag and possession limits same as duck
Duck and Coot - Low Plains Early, Oct. 2-Dec. 12 and Dec. 18-19; Low Plains Late, Oct. 16-17 and Oct. 23-Jan. 2, 2011; High Plains, Oct. 9-Jan. 12, 2011; bag limit, conventional; possession limit, twice the daily bag
Dark Goose - East Unit, Oct. 23-Jan. 26, 2011; North Central Unit, Oct. 9-Jan. 21, 2011; Platte River Unit, Oct. 23-Jan. 16, 2011 and Jan. 22-Feb. 9, 2011; Panhandle Unit, Oct. 23-Jan. 16, 2011 and Jan. 22-Feb. 9, 2011; Niobrara Unit, Oct. 23-Feb. 4, 2011; bag limit, three; possession limit, twice the daily bag
White-fronted Goose (statewide) - Oct. 9-Dec. 17 and Feb. 5-6, 2011; bag limit, two (one on Feb. 5-6); possession limit, twice the daily bag
Light Goose - Regular Season (statewide), Oct. 9-Jan. 2, 2011 and Jan. 22-Feb. 9, 2011; bag limit, 20; possession limit, none. Conservation Action, Zone 1: Feb. 10-April 17, 2011; Zone 2: Feb. 10-April 1, 2011; Zone 3: Feb. 10-April 17, 2011; no bag or possession limits
Crow - Statewide, Oct. 1-Nov. 15 and Jan. 20-April 6, 2011; Special Public Health Hazard Order (Buffalo, Kearney, Franklin, Phelps, Harlan, Dawson, and Lincoln counties only), Nov. 16-Jan. 19, 2011
Falconry - Extended season: Low Plains, Sept. 1-30 and concurrent with teal season dates within Low Plains Early and Late zones; High Plains: Concurrent with teal season dates within the High Plains zone; Regular season - Low Plains Early, Oct. 2-Dec. 12 and Dec. 18-19; Low Plains Late, Oct. 16-17 and Oct. 23-Jan. 2, 2011; High Plains, Oct. 9-Jan. 12, 2011
In other action, the board tabled proposed amendments to fishing regulations for 2011-2012.
The board also approved changes to the Open Fields and Waters Program. Changes include a sign-on bonus, new rate for hunting access to woodland along rivers and new rates for spring turkey and ice-fishing access. The program is designed to expand hunter and angler access to private lands.
Also, the board:
-- approved some hunting, with restrictions, at Niobrara, Ponca, Indian Cave, Eugene T. Mahoney, and Platte River state parks, as well as Fort Atkinson State Historical Park.
-- approved the Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan. The plan's purpose is to provide the state's natural resource managers a framework for dealing with aquatic nuisance species.
-- approved wildlife regulations allowing for the year-round hunting of the Eurasian collared dove. The mourning and white-winged dove still may be hunted Sept. 1 through Oct. 30.
Best to you,
Nebraska Hunting Company