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4 2 3 7 6 8 13 14 12 20 19 26 Thomas Sioux Deuel Hitchcock Banner Furnas Arthur Sheridan Garden Keith Dundy Cheyenne Box Butte Lincoln Hooker Red Grant Chase Scotts Bluff Frontier Willow Kimball Gosper Harlan Phelps Morrill Hayes Perkins Buffalo 6 7 2 3 1 4 8 5 9 11 16 23 34 31 22 43 10 28 29 35 18 36 24 30 42 25 17 37 19 41 12 44 26 20 38 32 15 21 27 13 14 40 49 33 48 47 39 46 45 Atlas Map Sheets County Boundary Stubble Guide Map Sheets Reference Map Area Small Grain Stubble Sites Sportsmen are responsible for knowing regulations, orders, and statutes before hunting, trapping, or fishing in Nebraska. To access them, visit OutdoorNebraska.org and search "Regulations" or one of our specific hunting and fishing guides. 66837 MS 9/17 NORTHWEST DISTRICT SOUTHWEST DISTRICT North Platte Adam Kester (308) 535-8025 Imperial Cody Strong (308) 414-1039 Alliance Matt Steffl (308) 763-2940 Chadron Shelley Steffl (308) 432-6183 Alma Logan Shoup (308) 920-0336 If you have questions about a specific property or its status, contact your nearest NGPC biologist: ABOUT THE SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA STUBBLE ACCESS GUIDE Wheat and milo stubble fields are enrolled in the Open Fields and Waters (OFW) Program following harvest each year to ensure quality cover is provided. Consequently, most tall stubble fields open to public access cannot be included in the printed version of the Public Access Atlas. This guide includes most of these recently enrolled tracts as well as other lands open to public access throughout southwest Nebraska. The Stubble Access Guide is only valid through January 31, 2018. After this date, hunters should refer to the printed or online versions of the Public Access Atlas. Hunters are reminded that the online versions of the atlas (digital and interactive) provide the most up-to-date maps as they are updated throughout the season (OutdoorNebraska.org/PublicAccessAtlas). HUNTING TALL STUBBLE FIELDS Wheat and milo stubble left tall after harvest provides habitat for pheasants, quail and other wildlife from late summer through the winter as well as excellent hunting opportunities. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission biologists work cooperatively with private landowners to improve wildlife habitat on agricultural lands and make many of these lands available for public, walk-in hunting and trapping. Within this guide, properties labeled as "OFW Small Grain Stubble Management" (illustrated in light purple) typically consist of tall wheat or milo stubble fields, and many include unfarmable pockets containing dense cover. Most tall stubble fields open to public hunting and trapping are in western Nebraska where small grains are more prevalent (see map below). THE BERGGREN PLAN FOR PHEASANTS The Commission recently approved a comprehensive, five-year initiative aimed at improving pheasant hunting in Nebraska. The Berggren Plan focuses on improving pheasant habitat and increasing public hunting opportunities within eight priority areas located throughout the state. To learn more about the Berggren Plan, visit OutdoorNebraska.org/PheasantPlan.

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