2022 Berggren Plan Web

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30 E1) NGPC HUNTING FORECASTS Strategies • Provide a factual, timely annual forecast for pheasant hunters about predicted hunting conditions across the state that highlights the best regions and uses language that neither undersells nor oversells what the average hunter is likely to experience Tactics CONTINUE to produce the upland game forecast based on Rural Mail Carrier Survey results and fine-tuned with input from field staff on significant weather patterns and events, local habitat conditions, and the availability of public access CONTINUE to produce and widely distribute the annual Upland Game Bird Hunting Outlook to hunters in early fall through all available forms of media CONTINUE human dimensions research to increase our understanding of how hunter expectations are formed and how they influence hunter satisfaction ASSESS alternative survey methods for estimating pheasant abundance to ensure we are using the most reliable and cost- effective approach E2) MESSAGE BOARDS AND MEDIA Strategies • Provide timely, accurate information throughout the year to pheasant hunters describing habitat and predicted hunting conditions for the year • Solicit coverage of pheasant forecast information by outdoor writers, bloggers and other channels, emphasizing the factors that affect bird numbers and highlighting facts Tactics CONTINUE promoting pheasant hunting information (especially near the start of the season) via social media, newsletters, and Public Information Officers CONTINUE promoting Nebraska as the Mixed-Bag Capital of the Great Plains, providing diverse opportunities for upland bird hunting across the state CONTINUE sponsoring Pheasant Forever's Rooster Road Trip (when available in Nebraska), an annual multi-state hunt organized by Pheasants Forever that receives significant engagement on their website and social media channels CONTINUE promoting the Upland Game Bird Hunting Outlook and other outreach materials at pre-hunting season events including the Nebraska State Fair and Missouri River Expo, among others CONTINUE heavily promoting the Public Access Atlas, the Nebraska Upland Slam, and upland bird hunting opportunities on publicly accessible lands throughout the state CONTINUE producing news releases and email blasts and promoting pheasant opportunities in house media, sending multiple news releases leading up to each season (touting forecast, start of season, increased opportunities on public land, etc�) CONTINUE to pitch stories about pheasant hunting and our desire to increase opportunities to media partners

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