Game and park commissioners approve changes to wild turkey seasons for 2023 – Nebraska City News Press


The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved recommendations for the 2023 wild turkey hunting seasons at its Aug. 31 meeting at Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford.

Changes to orders for the 2023 turkey season are as follows: Limit all hunters to two spring licenses; during the meeting, the commissioners changed the recommendation to allow non-residents up to two permits.

Limit the number of spring permits available to non-residents to 10,000; Amend the daily bag limit to allow a hunter to harvest no more than one turkey per calendar day during the spring season; Shorten the fall season from October 1 to November 1. 30; Limit all hunters to one license in the fall; Lower the bag limit to one for all hunters in the fall; Commissioners also approved a 2023 bighorn sheep hunting season. The orders recommended allowing a lottery license and an auction license. The season will be from November 28 to December 28. 22.

The stewards also drew the winner of the 2022 bighorn sheep lottery permit. The winner is Jerry Fischer of Denton, Nebraska. In addition, the commissioners: Approved authorization to hunt in certain state parks and state historic parks for the 2022 seasons; Approved budget requests for fiscal years 2024 and 2025; Approved the donation of the Fort Kearny Shooting Sports property, consisting of land and equipment in Buffalo County, by the Fort Kearny Shooting Sports Association; and heard a staff update on the outlook for upland game, which is based on field reports from biologists, surveys of game species abundance, regional habitat trends and weather patterns. that could affect people. See the outlook at OutdoorNebraska. org/plateau. They were also briefed on the Public Access Atlas 2022-2023. This publication displays all publicly accessible land in Nebraska and is available at OutdoorNebraska. org/PublicAccessAtlas.


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