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New and Improved Fall Turkey Season on Tap in Nebraska

July 22, 2009

Turkey hunters may begin purchasing permits for Nebraska's fall season starting on August 10, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Numerous changes await hunters this fall, many of which were called for by HTW back in May. They are:

  • There is one season — September 15 - December 31 — in which hunters may harvest turkeys with either a shotgun or bow and arrow. In the past, shotgun and archery hunters each had specific dates within which they had to hunt.
  • Hunters do not need to choose between shotgun and archery permits. By purchasing a fall turkey permit, they may harvest a bird with either equipment.
  • There are more days available for hunting. Compared with last year, archery hunters will have an additional 25 days and shotgun hunters will have an additional 35 days to hunt.
  • For the first time, turkey hunting will be allowed during the November firearm deer hunting season. While hunting during that deer season, turkey hunters must display at least 400 square inches of hunter orange on their head, chest and back.

Fall turkey permits may be purchased beginning at 1 p.m. Central Time on August 10. However, since the number of permits available is unlimited, there is no rush to buy yours.

Some things have not changed. A fall turkey hunting permit still allows the take of two turkeys anywhere in Nebraska. They may be taken with a shotgun, bow and arrow, or combination of both. No hunter may purchase more than two fall turkey permits.

Purchase permits online at For more information, read the 2009 Nebraska Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons brochure.

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