Hunting Guide 2016

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26 | Hunting Info: 402-471-0641 PUBLIC HUNTING LANDS STATE REFUGES These areas, established by statute, are closed to hunting, except as noted. These are private lands where landowner permission to hunt is required: • Lincoln County Refuge – Sections 21, 26, 27, 28, 34, 35, 36 T14N, R30W in Lincoln County within 110 yards of the banks of the North Platte River are open to deer hunting. • Garden County Refuge – Those portions of Garden County within 110 yards of the banks of the North Platte River are open to archery deer hunting from Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 with landowner permission, except; 1) that portion within the Clear Creek Refuge portion of the Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area west of the Garden County line is open to deer hunting during all established deer seasons from Sept. 1 through the Sunday before Thanksgiving. • Dodge/Saunders County Refuge – Those portions of Dodge and Saunders counties west of the Nebraska Highway 92 bridge at Venice within 110 yards of the banks of the Platte River are open to all deer hunting. PUBLIC LANDS Nebraska's public lands encompass nearly 800,000 acres on about 300 state and federal areas. Most of the land is owned by the federal government. Of the state-owned lands, about 47,000 acres have been purchased with proceeds from the sale of Nebraska Habitat Stamps. Nebraska's public hunting lands comprise 2 percent of the state's total land areas. Types of Public Lands: State Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) • These areas are state-owned or managed. • Hunting and trapping is allowed in season, unless otherwise posted. • Portable tree stands shall not be installed, used or left in place from Feb. 1 through Aug. 15 on WMAs. • It is unlawful to build or use permanent or semi-permanent tree stands that attach to any tree with nails, screws, bolts or wire. • Camping is allowed, unless otherwise posted. • Fires are allowed only in replaces, grills or re rings, where provided by Game and Parks. • Use of propane or gas stoves and charcoal grills is allowed. • Motorized vehicles are restricted to roadways, parking areas or trails designated for such use. • Target shooting is allowed unless otherwise posted. Waterfowl Production Areas • These federal lands are purchased with Federal Duck stamp revenue. • They are open to public recreation, but camping is prohibited. Special regulations may apply; visit fws.gov/refuge/rainwater_basin_wmd/. National Forest, Federal Reservoir, Corps of Engineers and National Wildlife Refuge • These are federally managed lands. • Special regulations may apply. • Most national wildlife refuges managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and national forests and grasslands managed by the U.S. Forest Service are open to hunting, unless otherwise posted. Check with those agencies for special regulations. State Parks (SP), State Recreation Areas (SRA) and State Historical Parks (SHP) • Portions of some state recreation areas are open to hunting from the Tuesday following Labor Day through the end of the spring turkey hunting season. • Hunting on state recreation areas is prohibited within 100 yards of any public-use facility or activity area, including picnic areas, campgrounds, private cabins, concession areas, boat ramps and parking lots.

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