Pheasants to be released for Nebraska holiday hunting

Thanksgiving means many things: great food, counting our blessings, generous servings of pumpkin pie — and good times with those closest to us.

To help with that last item, we will be releasing rooster pheasants at 16 wildlife management areas around the state before the Thanksgiving weekend, so you and your family can enjoy the fun of hunting together, with added chance of success.

The 16 wildlife management areas are: 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), Peru Bottoms (Nemaha County), Randall W. Schilling (Cass), Branched Oak (Lancaster County), Yankee Hill (Lancaster County), Arrowhead (Gage County), Hickory Ridge (Johnson County), Twin Oaks (Johnson County), and Rakes Creek (Cass County).

This is your opportunity to make the most of the holiday weekend (and maybe walk off a big meal!). Buy your permit today and don’t forget that we offer two-day hunting permits for out-of-staters — perfect for an occasion like this one.