Hunting Guide 2016

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13 | OutdoorNebraska.org Remarks – Youth must be age 15 or younger; resident youths age 15 and younger do not need a permit, but nonresident youths must have a nonresident youth hunt permit and habitat stamp; birds taken during the youth season do not count against the youth's possession limit during the general hunting seasons. See page 18 for Hunter Education requirements. COYOTES, PRAIRIE DOGS AND OTHER NONGAME Residents do not need a permit to hunt these species; however, nonresidents must have a hunt (small game) permit. A Habitat Stamp is not required: Coyote Porcupine Prairie dog Woodchuck PROTECTED MAMMALS The following are protected and may not be hunted or trapped in Nebraska: FURBEARERS The following applies to all furbearers: • There is no bag limit for residents. Nonresidents may harvest up to 1,000 furbearers, with an additional fee for each additional 100 furbearers taken. • Hunting, trapping and running of applicable species is permitted statewide, except in federal and state refuges and sanctuaries. MUSKRAT Season dates – Nov. 1 – March 31, 2017 (trap only) BEAVER Season dates – Nov. 1 – March 31, 2017 (trap only) BADGER Season dates – Nov. 1 – Feb. 28, 2017 (hunt and trap) MINK Season dates – Nov. 1 – Feb. 28, 2017 (hunt and trap) BOBCAT Season dates – Dec. 1 – Feb. 28, 2017 (hunt and trap); March 1 – Nov. 30, 2016 (running, no harvest) Remarks – Fur harvest permit is required during running and harvest seasons. Tagging – Contact the nearest conservation ofcer or Game and Parks ofce to have a bobcat tagged; also: • All bobcats harvested must be registered and tagged by Game and Parks within two calendar days of the close of the season. • All bobcats harvested must be tagged before the pelt is sold. • To prepare a carcass for tagging, create a small hole and insert a Popsicle stick, pencil or similar object between the lower eyelid and the eye so the stick exits behind the upper lip, this will allow the bobcat to be tagged even when frozen. See example at michigan.gov/ dnr/0,1607,7-153-10363_10880-31603-- ,00.html. • Otherwise, bring bobcats in thawed or skinned. Checking – Bobcats harvested in the following counties must be checked at ofcial Game and Parks check stations: Saunders, Lancaster, Gage, Sarpy, Pawnee, Johnson, Richardson, Nemaha, Otoe, and Cass. Black-footed ferret Bear Moose River otter Swift fox Spotted skunk Canada lynx Gray wolf Southern ying squirrel (continued on page 14)

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