October 2019 Pheasant Release Montage
October 18, 2019 release of pheasants on 14 Nebraska Wildlife Management Areas in advance of youth upland bird weekend and regular season opener October 26. Rooster pheasants are scheduled to be released on 14 Wildlife Management Areas (WMA’s) before the 2019 youth season. These “Special Youth Hunts” are open to the public and no registration or special permit is required. Special regulations posted at each of the WMAs will apply to all portions of the designated areas normally open to hunting. All other current youth and regular hunting regulations will be in effect on these designated areas. WMAs offering Special Youth Hunts Powder Creek, (Dixon County), Oak Valley (Madison County), Wilkinson (Platte County), George Syas (Nance County), Sherman Reservoir (Sherman County), Pressey (Custer County), Cornhusker (Hall County), Kirkpatrick Basin North (York County), Branched Oak (Lancaster County), Yankee Hill (Lancaster County), Arrowhead (Gage County), Hickory Ridge (Johnson County), Twin Oaks (Johnson County), and Rakes Creek (Cass County). Special Youth Hunt Rules —Hunt dates: October 19 & 20, 2019; no registration or special permit required —Youths must be age 15 or younger; accompanying adults must be licensed hunters age 19 or older. —Accompanying adults are allowed to hunt pheasants on these Special Youth Hunt WMAs. Only one accompanying adult per youth will be allowed to hunt (additional mentors may observe). All other current youth and regular hunting regulations apply. —Daily bag limit: Youth – 2 rooster pheasants; Accompanying Adult – 1 rooster pheasant —Only nontoxic shot may be used at Wilkinson and Kirkpatrick Basin North WMAs.