Commission to consider landowner deer season
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider wildlife regulation changes that include a proposal to enact a special landowner deer season.
Lawmakers clashed Thursday over a bill introduced by State Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango that, as amended, would allow qualifying landowners up to four free permits to hunt deer on their property during a five-day period prior to the normal firearm deer hunting season.
A miniature horse vanished a few years ago from Judy Cochran's Southeast Texas cattle ranch. On Monday, she fired one shot to kill what she says was the likely perpetrator: a 12-foot, 580-pound alligator in a murky pond on her property.
Results for elk-, antelope- and deer-draw permit applications are available online at OutdoorNebraska.org.
Lawmakers voted 45-3 on Tuesday to approve Legislative Bill 745. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, a fervent opponent, remained silent despite his earlier promise to fight it after lawmakers rejected his effort to ban mountain lion hunting.
Spring turkey hunting permits will be available from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission starting at 1 p.m. Central Time on Jan. 11.
The access permit application period for Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA) deer hunters runs through July 31. As many as 200 permits will be issued.