Commission approves 2018 waterfowl hunting recommendations
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved 2018 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its March 16 meeting in Columbus.
The recommendations for white-fronted goose season proposed a change from a 74-day season to an 88-day season and from a three-bird daily bag limit to two. Most other waterfowl season recommendations included only calendar date adjustments. See a full list of approved recommendations online.
Rainbow trout being stocked statewide
Just in time for spring, catchable-size rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and lakes across Nebraska. Make the most of this beautiful weather and get outside for some fishing.
This is the perfect time to catch the first fish in your Nebraska Trout Slam! Learn more about the Slam.
Take the family, too. Trout fishing is great for kids and new anglers, as only simple baits and equipment are needed.
The full stocking schedule is available online.
Private landowners may enroll in Open Fields and Waters
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission biologists are seeking private landowners interested in enrolling in the Open Fields and Waters (OFW) Program this spring.
Through OFW, landowners can earn additional income for allowing walk-in hunting, trapping and/or fishing access on their properties. With more than 97 percent of Nebraska’s land base in private ownership, obtaining access to private lands continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing today’s hunters and anglers.
In 2017, more than 700 private landowners participated in OFW, opening up more than 254,000 land acres, 600 acres of ponds/lakes, and 41 miles of streams to public access across the state. Learn more.
Our conservation officer survey needs your input
If you haven’t yet, there’s still time to weigh in on the work that our conservation officers are doing.
Nebraska Game and Parks is conducting a research project in conjunction with a student research project at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to help us improve our quality of service.
It’s easy to offer your input with our short survey. Thank you for helping us protect our natural resources.