Just helping to get the word a bit about more so you know that we will release rooster pheasants on five state wildlife management areas here in Nebraska for the youth upland game bird hunting weekend on Oct. 22nd and 23rd. Sounds enticing and exciting, huh? It is. We’re planning to do this to help increase the chances for the kids and mentors to have success together in the field and bring home a couple roosters for the oven. Below, you will find the news release that my Game and Parks buddy Jerry Kane wrote recently that explains all of the details. Have fun and remember: If you take your kids hunting, you won’t have to hunt for your kids!
Game and Parks Offers Special Youth Hunts at Five WMAs
LINCOLN, Neb. – Special youth pheasant hunts will take place at five wildlife management areas (WMA) across Nebraska in October.
The intent of the special hunts is to increase youth participation in upland game hunting through increased success. Rooster pheasants will be released at all designated special hunt sites before the youth season.
Special regulations will be in effect for the hunts on Pressey (Custer County), Sherman Reservoir (Sherman County), Oak Valley (Madison County), Branched Oak (Lancaster County) and Twin Oaks (Johnson County) WMAs during the Oct. 22-23 statewide youth pheasant, quail and partridge season.
Special hunt regulations, which will be posted at each site and apply to all portions of the designated areas normally open to public hunting, include:
– allowing adult mentors accompanying youth hunters to harvest one rooster pheasant per day.
– limiting adult mentors to one per youth.
Youths may harvest two roosters per day. All other current youth and regular hunting regulations will be in effect on these designated areas. The five WMAs are the only locations where adults will be allowed to harvest pheasants during the youth season.
The special hunts are open to the public, and the number of participants is not limited. There is no registration required, but participants are asked to provide harvest information to Game and Parks staff on site after their hunt. Youth and mentor harvest, as well as satisfaction with the event, will be assessed using the collected data.
See you out there!