If spring and early summer weather is moderate, production of young should be good this year.
Nebraska Game and Parks Reports
It allows hunters to donate whole field-dressed deer at participating meat processors, food pantries and other charitable organizations. In 2016, a record 528 hunters participated, and Nebraskans received more than 28,000 pounds of venison.
In 10 years of collecting broodstock, 1,633 pallid sturgeon have been sampled.
Numerous changes coming in 2017-2018 for deer, antelope and elk.
According to the survey, which was open only to 2016 fall turkey hunters, 63 percent were satisfied with their hunting experience. The results are based on 1,114 responses.
Commission has scheduled required boating safety courses at locations throughout the state in the coming months. The home-study option of the course allows participants to download and study materials online before attending a three-hour review and test-out session. The other option is a six-hour classroom course.
The 2017 event, the 12th in Nebraska, saw a record 802 registered archers and 2,000 spectators.
The Commission adopted waterfowl season orders that include opening the early teal season on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend – a week earlier than staff had proposed and the same as the 2016 teal season
Fall turkey hunters in the state to receive survey.
Nebraska is the 30th state to confirm the presence of white-nose syndrome, which has killed more than 6 million bats since 2006. Additionally, the disease has been confirmed in five Canadian provinces.
Observers of cranes are encouraged to record number of birds, location, type of activity, and, if it can be determined, the number of adults and juveniles.
Most of the state’s best pike waters are located in north central and northwestern Nebraska; however, eastern Nebraska anglers have an excellent location at Lake Wanahoo in Saunders County to catch and release pike into the 40-inch range.
It’s the first known case of chronic wasting disease in deer in the county.
Close to 195,000 cranes were on the Central Platte River as of Feb. 27. That figure was around 66,000 just a week earlier.
The record-low number of hunting incidents in 2016 coincided with a year in which a record 10,111 hunter education certificates were issued.
By tracking the lambs, biologists hope to get a better idea of what is causing so many of them to die in the Pine Ridge area of Dawes and Sioux counties in northwestern Nebraska.
All-time high harvest marks set for mule deer bucks, cow elk and total elk.
Four deer test positive for chronic wasting disease
Feedback sought on big-game issues