LINCOLN, Neb. – A series of public informational waterfowl zone meetings are scheduled across the state in coming weeks, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Issues include potential changes to the state’s duck zone and season split configuration. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2011 changed some criteria for duck zones.
The meeting schedule is:
Jan. 9 – Columbus, Izaak Walton League Lodge, 3521 195th St. South, 7 p.m.
Jan. 10 – Omaha, Scheels classroom, 17202 Davenport St., 7 p.m.
Jan. 11 – Lincoln, Hunter Education Office conference room, 4817 N. 56th St., 6 p.m.
Jan. 12 – Ponca, Ponca State Park, 88090 Spur 26E, 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 – Valentine, Niobrara Lodge, 803 E. U.S. Highway 20, 6 p.m.
Jan. 17 – Kearney, Yanney Park, ERC Building, 2005 1st Ave., 6 p.m.
Jan. 23 – McCook, Red Willow Fairgrounds, Community Building, W. 5th and O St., 7 p.m.
Jan. 24 – Gering Civic Center, Chimney Rock meeting room, 1050 M St., 7 p.m.
Jan. 25 – Ogallala, Lake McConaughy Visitors Center, 1475 Neb. Highway 61N, 6 p.m.
Jan. 30 – North Platte, Holiday Inn Express, 300 Holiday Frontage Road, 7 p.m.
“Potentially, this new criteria would allow us to zone in the High Plains area of Nebraska for the first time,” said Mark Vrtiska, Game and Parks waterfowl program manager. “These meetings primarily are for letting duck hunters know what the advantages and disadvantages of the new zoning would be, as well as determine any new zone boundary.”