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8 OPEN FIELDS AND WATERS (OFW) PROGRAM Guidelines for Walk-In, Open Fields and Waters (OFW) Program Lands Act responsibly in the field. • Review and follow all Nebraska hunting, trapping and fishing regulations. • Respect the land – treat it as if it were your own. • Do not litter; pick up any trash left by others. • Do not open gates or stretch fences when entering or leaving sites. • Inappropriate behavior or damage to property could cause landowners to leave the program. Do not walk, hunt, fish or trap on adjacent property. • Obey OFW signage posted on-site. • Respect the rights of private landowners, including the right to access their land at any time, including during the primary hunting seasons. Enrolled lands are open to walk-in hunting, trapping and/or fishing only. • Target shooting, camping, campfires, swimming, alcohol consumption, horseback riding, professional dog training, pre-season scouting and other unauthorized activities are prohibited. • Most OFW sites are open year-round during legal hunting, trapping and fishing seasons. However, certain sites are only open for more specific uses or times, such as fishing only, closure during the nine- day November firearm deer season (no public access during that time), spring turkey hunting only, ice- fishing only sites, etc. (reference map sheet legend and on-site signage for more information). • Trapping regulations on OFW sites are the same as those on wildlife management areas. For details, reference the current Nebraska Small Game & Waterfowl Guide at OutdoorNebraska.gov/Guides-Maps. Driving vehicles on enrolled lands is prohibited. • Park in designated parking areas or along roads and avoid creating safety hazards for other vehicles. • Do not drive on secondary trails or access roads unless signs indicate this is allowed. • Non-motorized portable watercraft is allowed unless otherwise posted. • Trailer-launched boats are prohibited unless otherwise posted. Temporary portable blinds are allowed unless otherwise posted. • They should be removed at the close of the hunting day. • Portable tree stands are allowed unless otherwise posted, but should not be installed, used or left in place from Feb. 1 through Aug. 31. • In addition, portable-type tree steps that attach to the tree with chains or ropes, or that screw into the tree are permitted on these public access sites. HUNTING PROHIBITED WITHIN 200 YARDS OF INHABITED DWELLING OR LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT 2016-50336ds smaller for manual 12 x 18 white HUNTING PROHIBITED within 200 yards num8.indd 1 7/18/2017 2:57:06 PM ACCESS ROAD TO PUBLIC HUNTING FOOT TRAFFIC ONLY 2016-50336ds smaller color for manual 12 x 18 yellow ACCESS ROAD TO PUB HUN FootTrafficOnly num52.indd 1 7/18/2017 2:05:36 PM PUBLIC ACCESS BOUNDARY Landowner Permission Required Beyond This Sign 2016-50336ds Hunter actions determine the future of OFW. Disregarding rules not only holds legal ramifications but may lead to landowner withdrawal from the program. DO YOUR PART

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