We are in the thick of fall hunting season, and we hope you’re enjoying all that this exciting time of year has to offer.
As you continue planning new hunts and enjoying current opportunities, here are a few resources and things to keep in mind:
— Turkey season is open. Go out there and get a gobbler or two: the season doesn’t end until Jan. 31. Buy a permit today — and make it a family trip with an $8 youth permit for your son, daughter or grandchild.
— Take ’em Hunting: Speaking of family hunting, if you have a new hunter in the family, this is the perfect time to enter the Take ’em Hunting challenge. Send us your photos to be entered to win prizes including a new John Deere Gator.
— Upcoming season dates: Get ready for pheasant and quail season (Oct. 30-Jan. 31), firearm deer season (Nov. 13-21), firearm antelope (Oct. 9-24), and various waterfowl seasons, including dark goose and light goose.
— Upland and Duck slams: Enjoy a challenge? Set your sights on completing the Upland Slam and Duck Slam this year. Your goal: to harvest four specific species in Nebraska by the end of the season. Your reward: pins, certificates, entry into prize drawings — and epic bragging rights.
— Hunter education classes: It’s not too late to take a Hunter Education course! Complete one from the safety of your own home with the online version, or attend a traditional classroom course.
— Hunting workshops: Start your hunting journey, or expand your skills, with a Learn to Hunt workshop this fall. Our workshops cover topics like waterfowl hunting, firearm deer hunting, muzzleloader deer, upland game and more.