Turkey Guide 2016

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10 | Turkey Hunting Information: 402-471-0641 HUNTER SURVEY At the end of each season, hunters who provided email addresses at the time they purchased their permits may receive an e-mail survey that is used to determine hunter success and total harvest. It is important when buying permits online that hunters use an updated email address. Survey results are posted at OutdoorNebraska.org. BAG LIMIT Spring – One male or bearded female turkey per permit Fall – Two turkeys of either sex per permit SHOOTING HOURS (Spring and Fall) Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. It is unlawful to take or attempt to take any turkey perched in a tree before sunrise. HUNTER ORANGE Spring – Recommended, but not required Fall – Turkey hunters must wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange on their head, chest and back when hunting during the November firearm deer season. HUNTING METHODS (Spring and Fall) • Archery – Hunters must use archery equipment with arrows or spears that have a sharpened hunting head, with a blade of at least 7/16-inch radius, or a blunt (bludgeon) head, with a diameter of at least 9/16-inch. The arrows or spears may not contain poison or a stupefying chemical or have an explosive tip. Legal archery equipment: • Longbows • Crossbows • Recurve bows • Compound bows • Hand-thrown spears • Shotgun– Hunters must use a modern or muzzleloading shotgun that use shot size 2 to 7½ only. Slugs are illegal. UNLAWFUL METHODS Use of the following is unlawful: • Electronic calls • Visible laser or light-projecting sights • Baiting (placing grain or other feed to entice turkeys) • Live decoys HUNTING AREA Permits are valid statewide, except on state and federal sanctuaries or refuges, unless otherwise authorized. GENERAL TURKEY REGULATIONS

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