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Waterfowl Hunters - Buy a Federal Duck Stamp Online

Waterfowl hunters, buy your Federal Duck Stamp without waiting until hunting season starts, or waiting in line at the post office. Buy your Duck Stamp conveniently online, along with your other licenses starting July 27, 2015. The electronic Federal Duck Stamp (Nebraska) is considered TEMPORARY and is legal to hunt with for up to 45 days from purchase, during which time you will get a physical stamp in the mail.

For every dollar generated by the sale of federal Duck Stamps, 98 cents goes directly to buy or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Proceeds have been used to purchase or lease about 5.6 million acres of wetland habitat on many of the more than 560 national wildlife refuges.

Visit the Federal Duck Stamp (Nebraska) page for more information

Nebraska Duck and Goose Hunters
Proposed Changes to 2016/2017 Season
Duck Zone and Goose Unit Boundaries

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking additional input on proposed changes to the 2016/2017 season duck zone and goose unit boundaries. The proposed changes are based on input received from hunters.

Public input regarding final decisions on the proposed changes to the 2016/2017 season duck zone and goose unit boundaries can be made at the Commission meeting on Friday, October 23 in Fairbury. Changes also need to be approved by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Waterfowl Season dates will be set at the August 28th Commission meeting.

Proposed Changes – Niobrara Goose Unit

  1. Rock County, north of Long Pine, Bassett and Newport – moving current boundary from U.S. Highway 20 north to Niobrara River, starting at NE Highway 137 (at Newport) to U.S. Highway 183 (at Long Pine).
    Current and Proposed Goose Unit Maps

Proposed Changes – Duck Zones

  1. Adams County, area between Hastings and Kenesaw – moving current boundary from U.S. Highway 281 west to Holstein Avenue, and from U.S. Highway 6 north to Lochland Road.
    Current and Proposed Adams County Maps

  2. Blaine/Custer Counties, around Middle Loup River near Anselmo, Dunning, and Brewster – moving current boundary from Milburn Road and Blaine/Loup County line west to NE Highway 2 and north to NE Highway 91.
    Current and Proposed Blaine and Custer County Maps

  3. Butler County, southwest of David City – moving current boundary from Road J west to Road H.
    Current and Proposed Butler County Maps

  4. Cass/Otoe Counties, area between Eagle and Syracuse – moving current boundary from NE Highway 2 north to U.S. Highway 34 and NE Highway 43 east to NE Highway 50.
    Current and Proposed Otoe and Cass County Maps

  5. Jefferson – East of Fairbury, moving current boundary from U.S. Highway 136 south to the Pawnee-Wymore-Fairbury (PWF) road.
    Current and Proposed Jefferson County Maps

  6. Merrick/Hamilton Counties, along Platte River between Central City and Clarks – moving current boundary from US Highway 30 and NE Highway 92 south to NE Highway 66.
    Current and Proposed Merrick/Hamilton County Map

  7. Nemaha County, north of Peru – moving current boundary from Federal Levee R-562 south along Road 643A to Steamboat Trace Trail.
    Current and Proposed Nemaha County Maps

  8. Dawson/Buffalo/Hall, north of U.S. Highway 30 from Gothenburg to Chapman.
  9. Dawson County – moving current boundary from US Highway 30 north to Roads 769, 766, 763, 761, and Dawson County Canal to Overton (County Road 444).
    Current and Proposed Dawson County Maps

  10. Buffalo County – moving current boundary from US Highway 30 to Country Road 100 at US Highway 183 (Elm Creek), east to NE Highway 40, east to NE Highway 10, north to 220th Road (connecting to Husker Highway in Hall County).
    Current and Proposed Buffalo County Maps

  11. Hall County – moving current boundary from US Highway 30 north to Chapman Road, NE Highway 2, and Husker Highway. Bounded on the west by US Highway 281 and 70th Road.
    Current and Proposed Hall County Map


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