LINCOLN, Neb. – Fall turkey season opens Sept. 15, and Nebraska has an abundant turkey population as well as hunting opportunities all across the state.
Hunters may shoot turkeys with a fall turkey or youth fall turkey permit, which allows the take of two turkeys, through Dec. 31 with either archery equipment or shotgun.
Fall turkey permits are $24 for residents, $91 for nonresidents and $6 for youth younger than 16 years (residents and nonresidents), including issuing fee.
Fall turkey hunters are required to wear at least 400 square inches of hunter orange on their head, chest and back when hunting during the November firearm (Nov. 12-20) and Earn-a-Buck deer seasons (Nov. 12-22).
Hunters bought 12,241 fall permits in 2010 and had a success rate of 84.6 percent, while harvesting 10,356 turkeys.
Permits may be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org. Hunters may read the 2011 Public Access Atlas to find public hunting lands.