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Hunting in Park Areas Approved

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Regulations for hunting in designated zones of state park areas for the 2012-2013 seasons has been approved by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The park areas, which will be posted with signage, and approved hunts are:

Branched Oak State Recreation Area (SRA) – Archery deer, Nov. 19 – Dec. 31; muzzleloader deer, Dec. 1-31; all legal weapons for deer, Jan. 1 – 18, 2013; archery fall turkey, Nov. 1 – Jan. 31, 2013; archery spring turkey, March 25 – April 30, 2013.

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) – Organized archery and muzzleloader deer hunts on select dates within periods of Nov. 26 – Dec. 20 and Jan. 7 – 17, 2013.

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park – Archery deer, Antlerless Only Season Choice Wahoo Unit, Oct. 20 – Jan. 18, 2013 (holders of proper firearm permits may hunt Nov. 10 – 18 with legal bow and arrow, spear or crossbow only and must wear hunter orange).

Indian Cave SP– The following hunts will be permitted on the East Addition Nov. 1 through close of the season, with no permanent blinds allowed: duck, Zone 3; light goose; dark goose, East Unit.

The following hunts will be permitted in designated zones: archery fall turkey, Nov. 1 – Jan. 31, 2013; archery deer, Nov. 1 – Dec. 31 (holders of proper firearm permits may hunt Nov. 10 – 18 with legal bow and arrow, spear or crossbow only and must wear hunter orange); Blue Southeast Antlerless Only Season Choice deer, Dec. 26 – Jan. 18, 2013 (no centerfire rifles).

Louisville SRA – Mentored youth goose hunts on select dates from Oct. 8 through close of season.

Niobrara SP –Archery antlerless deer, Nov. 19 – Dec. 31.

Platte River SP – Organized archery and muzzleloader deer hunts on select dates within periods of Nov. 26 – Dec. 20 and Jan. 7 – 17, 2013.

Ponca SP – The following hunts will be permitted on the North Bottom: waterfowl (no permanent blinds), dove, rabbit, squirrel, pheasant, quail, youth pheasant and quail, fall turkey, archery deer, firearm deer, muzzleloader deer, River Antlerless deer (no centerfire rifles), Antlerless Only Season Choice Missouri deer (no centerfire rifles).

The following hunts will be permitted on the South Bottom: youth pheasant and quail, waterfowl (no permanent blinds), archery deer; archery fall turkey, Nov. 1 – Jan. 31, 2013.

The following hunts will be permitted at designated zones: archery deer, Nov. 1 – Jan. 18, 2013; through close of season; archery fall turkey, Nov. 1 – Jan. 31, 2013; mentored youth muzzleloader deer hunt, Dec. 8-9.

Schramm Park SRA – Organized archery deer hunts on select dates within periods of Nov. 26 – Dec. 13 and Jan. 7 – 17, 2013.

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