The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners approved staff recommendations for 2012 waterfowl, crow and falconry hunting regulations at their Aug. 31 meeting in Broken Bow.

The changes from 2011 are:

  • The early teal season opens following Labor Day, approximately one week later than last year. A map of the early teal hunting zones can be found at
  • In each zone, the youth season opens one week before the regular duck season.
  • The regular duck season has four zones and no split season. Season dates are approximately one week later in parts of the former Low Plains Early and two weeks later along the Platte River in the former Low Plains Late and High Plains units. The bag limit for scaup increases from two to six.
  • The dark goose season is five days later in the East Unit, and the season ending date is three days later in the Platte River, Niobrara and Panhandle units.
  • The split in the light goose regular season increases from 14 to 21 days and the ending day is three days later.
  • The light goose conservation action starts four days later.
  • The extended falconry duck season days are moved from September to the end of January and February.

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