Gifford Point WMA Application Period Runs July 15th to August 15th
LINCOLN, Neb. – People interested in deer hunting at the 1,300-acre Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Sarpy County this year may apply for access permits July 15 – Aug. 15.
However, because the WMA located on the east edge of Bellevue along the Missouri River currently is flooded, access may not be allowed for the deer seasons, according to Pat Molini, southeast district manager of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s wildlife division.
Molini said 200 authorization permits would be issued to allow deer hunters access to the WMA. To be eligible to apply, hunters must have a valid statewide archery, statewide muzzleloader or Season Choice Area 21 deer permit. If conditions allow, successful applicants will be issued a key for the access gate to the WMA. Only persons with a valid access authorization will be allowed on the area from Sept. 1 through the end of the deer hunting seasons.
Deer hunters may apply as “buddies,” which ensures that both or neither will draw an access permit. Only two persons may apply as buddies and both applications must be submitted in the same envelope. A buddy permit does not allow party hunting. Each individual must harvest his or her own animal.
Application forms are available at the Game and Parks Commission office in Omaha at 1212 Bob Gibson Blvd., as well as those Commission offices at Lincoln, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium near Gretna and Schilling WMA near Plattsmouth. If more than 200 applications are received, a drawing will be held Aug. 20. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Commission’s office in Omaha at 402-595-2144. Thank you!